Gentlemen, please forgive my flea bottom accent, but I’m here to talk to you about Jon Snow, he’s the king of the North. Now, certain red women would have you believe that Jon Snow knows nothing. That’s not true, gentlemen. Jon Snow knows style. And in today’s post, I’ve got seven tips that you can take from the Game of Thrones and incorporate into your wardrobe.
So, today’s post I’m having fun, I’m taking Jon Snow from The Game of Thrones and I’m presenting to you seven solid tips. These are real tips and you can use these and you could incorporate these into your wardrobe. Are you ready guys?
Have The Confidence of a Highborn Lord
Tip number one: Carry yourself with the confidence of a highborn lord despite perhaps being a bastard. So, if you’re familiar with Jon Snow’s story you know that his lineage was a bit suspect, yet he was raised in a family of highborn and he built up confidence even though he knew he wasn’t going to inherit any lands.
He wasn’t going to get a fancy title, he is a sense was still on his own. So, he walked around with that chip on his shoulder a bit, but he always had confidence. Even when he went to the wall he’s still, Lord Snow was considered to be kind of in his own world, he was a little bit aloof. Now you don’t want to be aloof, but you do want to carry yourself with confidence. Now, Kit Harington who plays Jon Snow, I wasn’t aware that he was only 5’8” and this is important because relative wise he’s around a lot of other characters who are 6’2”, 6’4”, you know just bigger characters, yet he always looks — he looks sizable.
He doesn’t look small he doesn’t look tiny compared with these other characters because he carries himself with confidence. He is always in a sense looking like he’s in charge or that he could be in charge and hence that goes to play in his story.
Take the Black
Tip number two: Take the black. So, when Jon Snow became a sworn brother of the Night’s Watch, he basically donned all black, but even before that and even after he was always drawn to darker colors. Why? Well, you look at his complexion you look at his hair color, black is a color that works really well for him. Dark colors, in general, are going to work great with Jon Snow. Now, with Jon Snow another thing that he liked about black you come off as more aggressive.
Think about that if you can wear a color and people perceive you as someone that is stronger someone that is basically tougher someone that you don’t want to mess with, that helps a lot when you’re guarding a wall and you’re protecting, you know, the rest of the world from what’s on that other side grumpkins and such that’s over there. The point has he understood that black is his color and he went with it.
You know monochromatic Jon Snow
Tip number three: You know monochromatic Jon Snow. So, you look at Jon Snow in general, he goes for monochromatic looks. These are looks where he basically has one color up and down. This gives the illusion of height, it makes you look leaner and it gives a very strong overall profile in silhouette. So, Jon Snow, again and again, he’s not going in and bringing a bright colored belt or type of holster for his sword, he knows that, hey, I’m going to go with all dark colors.
Yeah, a lot of that went on the watch and went with the choice of black, but even afterward when, hey, he’s the king of the north he can wear whatever he wants, he could go kind of like Renly if he wanted to and bring in all colors of the rainbow. He decides not to, he decides I’m going to stick with what works for me what makes me look taller. Because whenever you break up a monochromatic look what you do is you stop the eyes from going up and down.
Now, if you want to bring in some variation to a monochromatic look, you can have fun with the shoes you can have fun with his hair maybe accessories like a pair of glasses maybe even a scarf which would actually work up there in the north. The point being, you can work on the endpoints up and around your head down at your feet, but here in the midsection of the body, you want to allow the eyes to go up and down which gives the appearance of making you taller, leaner, and stronger.
Build up the Shoulders
Tip number four: Jon Snow knows how to build up his shoulders. Just look at the guy, he always has first stacked on his shoulders. Now, part of this is to keep warm, but part of it also is to look more intimidating. When you basically build up your shoulders all of a sudden you come off as stronger you come off as more masculine you come off as taller. Now, you can do this with a sports jacket, you can do this with a leather jacket, you can do this with a jean jacket.
You can have certain shirts that maybe you’re going to have epaulets or basically a little bit of design embroidery right up here on the chest, upper chest, the shoulder area. What this is going to do it’s going to make your shoulders look bigger and that is a strong look.
Tip number five. Wear leather. Now, the way Jon Snow wears it’s a little bit different, they usually boil the leather and they use it with a wool with chainmail to create an armor.
I’m not going to recommend that for all men, but I will recommend that you may be looking at a leather jacket. Leather in general as a fabric that’s used to make clothing to make shoes to make accessories is perceived as strong and masculine. Classic studies where they looked at all these different textiles they put it mostly in front of women and they asked them, okay, what emotions do each of these evoke.
Leather had the feeling of strength and masculinity across cultures. Part of this is we’ve conditioned it’s not something I think we’re naturally picking up, but it’s something that we see it as a very tough as something that is a luxury fabric something that is associated with wear and tear and therefore with masculinity.
Grow out your hair
Tip number six: Grow out your hair. We’re talking about on your head, we’re talking about on your face. So, when John Snow is on the other side of the wall, he gets captured by the wildlings, what is he doing? He’s growing the stubble because he knew that a little bit of stubble would drive those wilding women crazy. And sure enough, he got lucky broke his vows, but you know that’s another story.
The point is, he understood the power of stubble and how it makes men look more attractive. Now, he didn’t stop there, he realized I need to come off as more aggressive I need to look tougher and stronger. How do you do that? You start rocking the full beard. Now, he also realized, hey, nothing like letting that hair on top grow out and always making it look good. So, they didn’t show this on screen, but I think they talked about it on one of the secret books how he would actually use yak milk and other things too, you know, make sure the condition his hair always make it look great.
Because have you ever noticed how after a fight after he’s been you know getting chased by wildlings and living with them for months or fighting a White Walker, the guy still has amazing hair. I attribute it to the dragon’s blood but don’t discount yak milk.
Get a dog or a dire wolf
Tip number seven: Get a dog or a dire wolf. Now, the latter may be a little bit harder to come by, but we watch Game of Thrones what do we notice? Jon Snow and Ghost they’re inseparable. Ghost is Jon’s wingman. Everywhere Jon goes Ghost is there for him to support him to back him up. If you’ve got a dog, you’ve got an animal and, yeah, you want to go out and meet more people why not go out with your dog.
People perceive your love and the attention and that everything that you do for this animal it’s actually a great thing when people see that especially women they attribute the fact that you are someone that can take care of someone else, you’re not selfish they perceive this as a great thing. And there was a study, they talked about getting phone numbers. If you’re a man out walking a dog and you’re dressed sharp, you are three times more likely to get a woman’s phone number if you ask for it when you’re with the dog and you’re dressed sharply than if you weren’t with this combination.
Pretty interesting, huh? But what they find is that when people see a man with a dog, we perceive them as someone that’s more loving, someone that’s more caring, someone in a sense that we feel we’re open to. All right, gents now it’s your turn. I want to hear from you down the comments what did you think of this post. Who’s the most stylish character on Game of Thrones? What other fictional characters would you like to see me do a video on talking about their style and how to incorporate it into your wardrobe?
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