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.

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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.

Danielle
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2 years ago

Coco, you realize that these changes are only being made to help these gentlemen get back into the workforce, and that THEY WANT THIS. No one has forced anyone here to participate in this against their will, these men are looking for help and guidance in getting jobs.

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Joanne Kostka
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2 years ago

If the dude is looking for a job, he can't go to an interview as pictured in the first photo.

scrappyrat
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2 years ago

Depends on the job. A lot of offices are pretty casual. If he's someone who works in design, game programming, etc. the left would be appropriate.

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Signe Manat Hansen
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2 years ago

Just look at the way he carries himself in the second photo. Positively glowing!

Rhon
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2 years ago

Photo1 working on the docks or in a warehouse. Photo2 working in a corporate office

Tambot
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2 years ago

I think photo 1 graphic designer or artist, photo 2, definitely corporate

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Rebekah
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2 years ago

Looks great in both!

Linda Wanless Knittle
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2 years ago

Looks great in the suit

Kath Leen
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2 years ago

i like this one...

Abe
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2 years ago

SMARTER

Heather Boardman
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4 months ago

Makes him look regal the first style is that he is a slob and that he does not care what he looks like

Ria Murphy
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4 months ago

good in both.. hard to decide

Mónica Elisabeth Sacco
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2 years ago

Bad-ass executive!

Emily Day
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2 years ago

No hat. Hair is way too good.

Barbara Cochrane
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2 years ago

Coco, you generally can’t get a good job looking like a kid. He looks professional in the after picture, and highly employable.

SnowyLynx
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2 years ago

Feels so good to be a gangsta

Alex K
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2 years ago

no. just no.

ChickyChicky
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2 years ago

Weekend to weekday

Alexzander Muszynski
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2 years ago

from jail to yale i liked the before better

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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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