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!

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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.

Yehudit Hannah Cohn
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2 years ago

You're missing the point of the article.

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Kyra-Ähm Kywi
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2 years ago

that doesnt fit to him at all lol

Vasy Nechay
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2 years ago

That tie os just wrong

Carol Mitchell
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2 years ago

If only you can cover up the neck tattoos.

Jenny Lorenz
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2 years ago

Nonsense!

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Krystine Patterson
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2 years ago

The jacket is too big and he needed a more retro suit, like a 40s or 50s style, they have sharper more tailored lines. This just looks ill fitted and not put together very well (I'm blaming the stylist!).

tarebear
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2 years ago

Are you crazy there is nothing sexier than a man with like full sleeves wearing a rolled up to the elbow white button up dress shirt!!

Robert Cavicchi
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2 years ago

A neck tattoo says it all. That is all you see. R

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Roxannie Parker
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2 years ago

can't hide that neck tattoo

Simon Si
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2 years ago

his tattoo is a total downside

Ben Smith
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2 years ago

Sorry, neck tattoos and suits don't go together

Mother Mary Helen
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2 years ago

I work in a professional office. I have more than several tattoos. My resume, skills, and personality speak for themselves. Now excuse me, I have to get back to climbing the corporate ladder.

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Heather Boardman
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4 months ago

Would cross the street if he was walking towards me in the first photo

Disturbed Panda
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2 years ago

He even looks healthier to me in the 2nd photo. The suit does need work!

Jennifer Bittman
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2 years ago

So handsome!

Dani R.Silva
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2 years ago

Tattoos and suits are sexy!

Andrej Troha
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2 years ago

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Exactly: "Clothing Changes Everything" That's why I don't trust people in suits. They are hiding something. If nothing else, their true self.

Jan Brieger-Scranton
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2 years ago

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looks like a geek in both

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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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