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.

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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!

Aisha La Gatta Pelirroja
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2 years ago

That's because he's handsome. ;)

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Miss Cris
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2 years ago

I always find bow ties lovely! He looks so cute!

Aunt Messy
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2 years ago

He ROCKS that bow tie.

Danni from Oz
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2 years ago

So dapper! You’re hired!!

Christina Sersif
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2 years ago

One of the supervisors at my job has neck tats and sleeves. He dresses sharp everyday and is so professional. Definitely don't judge by tattoos!

Karen Dyer
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2 years ago

That's right I'm hip

Linda Wanless Knittle
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2 years ago

Young professional

SnowyLynx
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2 years ago

Kinda reminds me of Diggle from Arrow. Just a little

Efia
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2 years ago

the right is just HOT! (but he looks good in both)

Heather Boardman
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4 months ago

Wow looking good.

Ria Murphy
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4 months ago

NICE!!

Valentina Vitale
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4 months ago

He looks very nice in both -

1337
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4 months ago

Handsome guy! I like him more to the right. The combo tattoos and suit is soo hot.

Emily Day
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2 years ago

Hot either way!

Jose Ramon
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2 years ago

Handsome before and after

George Hudacko
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2 years ago

Now if he could just get rid of the ink.

Alina Nacev
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2 years ago

poor choice

Pobin Rice
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2 years ago

The NEW YORK assassin in the Wire

Trixster Million
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2 years ago

Had to be a bow tie...

Panda Panda
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2 years ago

All of these photos look good, but well fitting suits aren't cheap.

Danielle
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2 years ago

Hey Panda Panda, if you read the intro paragraph it covers that bit. Sharp Dressed Man is a non-profit that helps men re-enter the work force after prison or rehab. These suits are all donated back to S.D.M. by his regular customers and then gifted to these gentlemen.

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cwa92464
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2 years ago

Top notch

Tifferooski
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2 years ago

Dapper!

Christopher Fugate
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2 years ago

So he's... Peewee Herman now?

Little Menace
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2 years ago

The face tattoo is not a becoming look for anyone. Suit or not.

Dorothy Cloud
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2 years ago

Can't hide the tattoos.

Coco
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2 years ago

what's wrong with the first picture, may I ask?

Joanne Kostka
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2 years ago

He wants to get a J O B

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Laughinmydreams
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2 years ago

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. . . nope, not the bowtie nope.

Alexzander Muszynski
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2 years ago

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dam pee wee

Jan Brieger-Scranton
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2 years ago

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right says thug, left says businessman

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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.

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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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