“I was born in a suit.” – Tom Ford
They say a dog is man’s best friend, but I strongly disagree with that statement. I think a suit is a man’s best friend and here’s why. Men are born naked and go to the grave, invariably, in a suit. In between that, you wear a suit to every memorable occasion. A long time ago it was said that a gentleman had no weather when you saw a man in a suit on a hot day. Now that is not an issue anymore as there is a suit for every occasion and every time of the day irrespective of the weather.
“I can go all over the world with just three outfits: a blue blazer and gray flannel pants, a gray flannel suit, and black tie.”– Pierre Cardin
If your high school is well enough to organize a prom, you’ll need a dashing suit to sweep your date off her feet. To your graduation, you’ll obviously need one for that memorable picture with your buddies. To your workplace, be it formal or informal a suit does that trick to give that appeal. And finally, the most important day in your life which is your wedding day requires a suit as well. So allow me to emphatically state again that suit is a man’s best friend.
“Looking good and dressing well is a necessity. Having a purpose in life is not.”
– Oscar Wilde
As in the words of Eric Jennings, Vice President, and Men’s Fashion Director at Saks Fifth Avenue, “The suit has become for many men the new way to rebel.” The current generation grew up in an era of comfortable street wear as fashion, but now adapting to the suit way of life is a bit of glamour, fresh and as modern as it gets. It offers that escape and breakaway from the status-quo. There is nothing more fashionable to me than a very well-made suit that fits well, with major emphasis on “that fits well.”
“Being perfectly well-dressed gives one a tranquility that no religion can bestow.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
There is something to be said about this power dressing. Dress the message. The clothes you wear and the way you groom yourself will change the way other people hear what you say. It will subconsciously tell them if you’re like them or if you’re different. It will determine whether they listen or ignore. Trust or distrust.
“Putting on a beautifully designed suit elevates my spirit, extols my sense of self, and helps define me as a man to whom details matter.” —Gay Talese, Author
Thus, your clothes often set the stage for successful social interaction because we can use clothes to identify others in terms of their social position, as well as other possible identities and group memberships they may indicate using their style of dressing, and shape our interaction with them accordingly. A nice suit gives your body that allure. It makes you want to hold your shoulders straight and gives you a different attitude which people easily pick up on.
“Clothes don’t make a man, but clothes have got many a man a good job.”
—Herbert Harold Vreeland, Academic
There’s a lot of power behind the suit a man wears. It gives more self-confidence. Wearing a suit, you feel better and stronger, more powerful. It does for sure gives a person better self-esteem to have on a nice suit. I would like to add that a suit is a must have for every man for every man who appreciates style as an art. Hence, “Man, you gotta SUIT UP!”
By Ekow Mclean.