You only get one chance at a first impression, in fact, according to research you only have a tenth of a second. Well for some, this tenth of a second could be the difference between a new job or a life of poverty - that's where Sharp Dressed Man comes in.

The non-profit organization was founded in Baltimore in 2011, as a partnership between the Baltimore Fashion Alliance and the Living Classrooms Foundation, by Christopher Schafer and his son Seth. The goal of the group is to support men re-entering the workforce from prison or rehab. Schafer is a custom tailor in downtown Baltimore, who designs suits with a starting price tag of $3,000. The idea for 'Sharp Dressed Man' came to Schafer when he was looking for a way to dispose of his high-end suits his clients were no longer in need of. During the week he collects donations from clients and locals and then on Wednesday's men can come in for a free suit fitting, haircut, and hot meal before their job interviews.

As someone who battled with addiction himself, he knows the importance of receiving a second chance to make a new impression. "I really think that the biggest thing, though, is a guy who gets treated with respect. And some of these guys have not been. They have not treated themselves with respect, nor have been treated with respect," he told PBS.

Over the years Sharp Dressed Man has established connections with dozens of job agencies, instituted a referral process, and is now looking to expand. Unfortunately, in 2016, their building caught on fire. The company has managed to stay in business thanks to donations, however, they soon hope to receive a $25,000 grant from State Farm in order to carry on helping others in need and positively changing lives.

Scroll down below to see some of these Sharp Dressed Man before and after photos!

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incoherent screaming
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2 years ago

He looks like a college professor but a fun one

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SykesDaMan
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2 years ago

He looks good in both!

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Jo Smith
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2 years ago

But why did he cut his hair? The curly hair is lovely!

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Aussie Stace
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2 years ago

The life of class fits him

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LOttawa
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2 years ago

Looking chic :)

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Mika N
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2 years ago

The after outfit seems to still suit his personality well, more than some other afters in the list.

Rick Gonyo
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2 years ago

I agree.

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Mountain Hippie
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2 years ago

Snoop Dogg's lesser known cousin.

Aunt Messy
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2 years ago

This is a guy who already knows how to dress himself. He just needs to kick it up a notch for the interview.

Nancy Jeckells
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2 years ago

I think this man looks smart in both outfits, and he has a lovely smile, which creates such a good impression!

Laura Ford-Everett
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2 years ago

He looks so handsome!

Danni from Oz
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2 years ago

I like the first one better

Leila Maria
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2 years ago

i think both looks are great

Arrianna O'Byrne
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2 years ago

Not bad either way!

Phương Bảo Nguyễn
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2 years ago

I love his bright smile. 😊

Rhon
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2 years ago

Looking so good!

Marnie Payne
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2 years ago

snoops doppleganger

SnowyLynx
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2 years ago

Nice

Valentina Vitale
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3 months ago

Very nice in both

Melissa Warburton
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1 year ago

Very classy!

Basil
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2 years ago

This is just a stylish guy.

Emily Day
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2 years ago

Hot af either way.

Flowergirl Power
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2 years ago

Honey that tie was not working with that shirt

Danie L
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2 years ago

I love how happy he looks in both of the pictures.

Mark CM
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2 years ago

No change

Michael
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2 years ago

Looks like snoop dog with a suit on

Roxannie Parker
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2 years ago

seems the same, very happy

Roxannie Parker
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2 years ago

seems the same

Veronicat the Mermaid
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2 years ago

is that snoop dog???

Captain Marvel
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2 years ago

I love this one! I wanna hug him <3

Nugget Lol
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2 years ago

This would look nice with khakis or some black skinny jeans

Leah Forgy
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2 years ago

Snoop!

Karen Dyer
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2 years ago

I know something you don't know

Mama Panda
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2 years ago

A definite improvement in the right photo!

Josh Weaver
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2 years ago

The before pic is better. This entire series of pictures seems to say that a suit is the only way to look good. It's not.

Danielle
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2 years ago

No one is saying that any of these dudes need to change who they are or what they wear on a day to day basis. These changes are only being made to help these individuals get jobs...

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Vlad Horobet
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2 years ago

In the second one he looks like some clean, not high, sober, Snoop Dogg

Coco
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2 years ago

From the pathetic business man-costume to having to cut his glorious dreadlocks to have a job there is one a very very small step. I hate this.

fruit_panda
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2 years ago

Wait, I thought he still has dreds in the after pic...

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Nancy Jeckells
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2 years ago

love his smile! you look great !

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Aussie Stace
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2 years ago

He looks like a nice guy

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Coco
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2 years ago

nonono, he was way better in the first one.

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Abe
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2 years ago

IS IT ME, OR DOES HE GROW A FEW INCHES

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cwa92464
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2 years ago

rocks it regardless

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Camilo Rivero
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2 years ago

That pose tho

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SandaPanda
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2 years ago

He looks like a nice man! Would hire 10/10

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Laura Ford-Everett
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2 years ago

Amazing! That smile!

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Abe
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2 years ago

DAMN SON

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April DyAnne
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2 years ago

He needs a more taylored suit and something much more edgy to match his tattoos.

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Rhon
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2 years ago

Very stylish

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Aunt Messy
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2 years ago

He looks great, but he needs to lose the facial hair.

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Daria B
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2 years ago

The pose and expression is so same it's impressive. It feels like those dress up games.

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Nicole Rosandich
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2 years ago

This guy is going places. Watch out world!

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Daria B
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2 years ago

He looks like he can read your thoughts.

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Clare Bond
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2 years ago

Boom !!!

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Aunt Messy
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2 years ago

Now THAT'S a nice beard.

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SnowyLynx
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2 years ago

Looks very professional, earpiece and all!

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SnowyLynx
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2 years ago

He looks like he wants to change the world!

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Laura Ford-Everett
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2 years ago

Looks Humble

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Lola
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2 years ago

Looks better without the suit. Maybe a different suit.

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SnowyLynx
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2 years ago

Looks like someone who wants to use his resources to change the world. Love the smile!

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Nicole
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2 years ago

That smile! :)

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Nicole Rosandich
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2 years ago

Another man with a great smile.

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Rhon
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2 years ago

Oh this gorgeous man was born to wear a suit!!

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SnowyLynx
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2 years ago

Looks like an honest politician

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Abigail Kreiss
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2 years ago

Nice smile

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Rebekah
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2 years ago

Handsome.

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Megan O'Neill
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2 years ago

both pictures look nice :)

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