As much as we hope that the world has moved past the superficial-ities of things like dressing well and looking the part, the fact of the matter is that it still does exist. Given, it matters lesser now but with the way how society is being brought up, such things still play a role.
If you have been having trouble getting noticed or making the right connections, you might want to perhaps stop the blaming game and take a hard look in the mirror. Could there be certain things that you could tweak or improve on to improve your chances in this aptly social world?
Plus, better grooming has never hurt anyone. If all things, it only brings about more positives to our lives. Guess it is time to hit the magazines, or you can always start with the internet.