Welcome to Gentleman Within, the place to equip men with style to CRUSH IT in life.
This website serves 3 primary purposes:
- To discuss all things men’s style/lifestyle
- To teach, inform and inspire to best of my abilities
- To document my own style journey as I learn and grow along the way
My goal is to provide practical and helpful tips, advice and inspiration to equip men with style to CRUSH IT in life.
Your style journey is long, but it doesn’t have to be hard. It’s a process. And it’s worthwhile to consider the importance of style in your life. You don’t have to be the best dressed in your class or workplace, but it doesn’t hurt to be.
Maybe you haven’t given it much thought, and that’s normal—most guys don’t. But you’re not most guys. Men who realize the power of style, and leverage it to their benefit, can accelerate their success and grow beyond their limits.
Gentleman Within is for you if:
- You want to know where to begin
- You want to learn about style and fashion
- You want to develop and improve your personal style
- You want to build your self-confidence
- You want to crush it in life, and do it with style
- You want inspiration and advice to live your best life
- You believe in challenging yourself to be your best—Every. Single. Day.
At Gentleman Within, you will learn:
- How clothing should fit
- How to build a timeless, versatile, and mindfully crafted wardrobe
- How to maximize the usefulness of each piece in your wardrobe for any occasion
- How to dress your best day in and day out
- How to have great style, easily and affordably
- How to mix and match your outfits
- The power of personal presentation
- The importance of being a gentleman
- Why it’s worth caring about style
- And so much more
Developing your style is only the beginning. Style is a foundation that can help you reach your greatest achievements. We all have different goals and definitions of success, but deep down, I know you have an unrelenting desire to be great and to do great things. I know I do.
You have something special within yourself to give. You have your own experiences that shape you into who you are. And only you can offer your unique perspective.
What do you want to share with the world? It’s okay if you don’t know yet, but it’s worthwhile to think about.
This blog is about more than style and fashion; it’s about learning how to see. It’s about self-awareness and living life extraordinarily. It’s about change and building self-confidence. How you present yourself on the outside should be a reflection of who you want to be on the inside.
If there’s one thing you take away from this blog, it’s that discovering and developing your personal style is a journey—one that should be fun. If you’re not having fun, you’re not doing it right!
Welcome! And I hope you enjoy your stay.
All my best,
I started Gentleman Within because I believe in the power of personal presentation. I control what I wear. And I choose to dress in a way that tells my story the way I want to tell it.
I’ve learned that how I present myself to the world speaks volumes about who I am and what I’m all about.
I believe that style is about more than what I wear and how I wear it—style is about how I live my life.
Now let’s be real, I’m no style expert. I have no formal background in menswear—just an enthusiasm for style and dressing well.
I’m regular guy with a student’s mentality and no fear of making mistakes, who learned how to dress well through years of conscious study and deliberate practice. Thank you, Internet.
The best part is that the learning never ends. I’m still learning new things everyday. This is why I’m so thrilled to start Gentleman Within. I feel that I am at a point where I’ve learned enough and it’s my duty to share what I know to help others who may be starting their conscious style journey.
I’ve been told that in order to know where I’m headed, I must remember where I came from.
For me, growing up, my style was all over the place. I took trends and fashion forward styles to another level.
I wore baggy clothes that literally swallowed me whole. I had a huge collection of fake designer belts and watches. I put on basketball jerseys over button down shirts. I wore obnoxiously bright colors. I rocked square-toed shoes like they were going out of style, and even worse, wore crew socks with dress shoes.
I made a ton of mistakes. Even as a young adult, I constantly changed my style. It got to the point that people would say they couldn’t recognize me because I looked so different from one day to the next.
I embraced it because I liked being able to pull off a variety of styles. But on the inside, I was conflicted. I was resistant to change because I was still young and that dressing like a grownup could wait.
If I was being honest with myself, I wasn’t comfortable in my clothes. I dressed erratically, without a sense of self. Looking back, I realize that it’s okay because it’s all a part of the process. My style journey began long ago and it’s still evolving.
The difference now is that I’ve become intentional with style. As I started caring about my appearance, the world around me began to change.
My eyes finally opened. I became confident. I went on more quality dates, I excelled at work, I earned more money, I quickly paid off all of my student debt, I learned to manage my money, and I achieved a level of happiness that money can’t buy.
Essentially I improved in all areas of my life. And I owe it to a simple shift in thinking.
Learning how to dress well taught me how to see. It changed my life. Lucky me.
Some fun facts…
I graduated from Temple University in Philadelphia with a degree in communications. I work as a creative in the advertising industry. I enjoy jumping on trampolines for fun and listening to 90s-2000s hip-hop.
If you want to get in touch, reach out via the contact form below or connect with me on social media.
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Use the form below or email me at khoi AT gentlemanwithin DOT com.