Friday, April 29, 2011

Needed to share.

Now I know some of you are going to think a bit less of me here, but I think I'll manage to get over it. A girl I met at the bar I work at occasionally just booked me for her friend's bachelorette party. This happens to be a girl from the same night that I blogged about earlier in my blog. I got a call from her and she also asked me what kind of drinks she should bring for it. This sounds like a classy bachelorette party to me. Except for the stripping obviously. I think it's going to be a good weekend.

Edit: What kind of suit you guys think I should strip out of. Should it be a nice formal one, or one that makes me look like a stripper to begin with, or maybe you guys have some even better ideas. Let me know in the comments.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Barney Stinson Vs. Charlie Sheen

Or in other words nice Italian suits versus bowling shirts. Is this really a competition? I think we can all agree that  Barney looks much nicer in his suits than Charlie does in his classic bowling shirts. Charlie needs to bang 7 gram rocks to have fun, while Barney just needs a bit of scotch to get his wheels going. Does anyone think that those bowling shirts look good anyway? Are girls attracted to that or is it the fact that it sticks out, like I talked about in an earlier post? I think that the most important factor here though is that the actor who portrays Barney is gay and still gets the girls. Charlie Sheen has and most likely always will be a womanizer in real life as well in his show, so he has a huge head start, but that doesn't stop Mr. Stinson from beating the crap out of him in the field of awesomeness. I think the clear winner here is Barney, but I have a feeling that I will have to explore this topic further in future posts.

Winner, duh

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


So for those of you that already wear suits, or the ones that have started, but now all of your friends are too, here's what you can do. Get pinstripes. In a setting where there's more than one suit, pinstripes will distinguish you from them and have also been shown to make the wearer feel more powerful and important. Pinstripes aretypically reserved for business attire though, so I wouldn't go to a club or a normal bar in them. They sure do make you look damn nice though!

Now doesn't that look sexy, women?

Monday, April 25, 2011

Steampunk's Impact

Steampunk: An imaginary Victorian age, that features brass and copper clockwork and steampowered inventions that go far beyond 1800's technology. Steam powered mechanical wonders, optimistic gear driven computers, dirigibles, clockwork firsts, and stuff like that. (But don't forget the goggles.) 

I'll admit to not knowing a whole hell of a lot about Steampunk. This may be the first and last time I ever say I don't know much about something. Just because I don't know a ton though, doesn't mean I can't be interested in it. I think the movie Wild Wild West intrigued me originally and gave me a hankering for more steam-powered technological inventions. Good movie by the way. I kind of like that Will Smith guy. One of the important aspects of Steampunk is the suit. Typically the most prominent person or group of people in a Steampunk setting are wearing suits of some kind. Because it's alternate history though, they aren't always accurate to what we wear. Nonetheless, I think this movement has helped introduce and popularize the usage of suits to the younger generation. They may have seen suits as something that was uncool or something that was linked to "The Man." And when you aren't "The Man," you have a much better chance of not liking him, or so I've heard. 

Saturday, April 23, 2011

The Color of Suits

The color of your suit can say a lot about you. Typically the blue/grey/black suits can be worn as business attire. My first suit that I bought was a navy blue suit. I thought I was pretty snazzy looking in it, and it worked for nearly every situation, especially because I was young and wasn't even expected to wear a suit in the first place. Some people have said that you should only wear black suits once a week or only when you're planning on going to a funeral or something solemn later. I think this is bullshit. I like black suits and I'll wear them 2-3 times a week if I want to. I'll admit that being seen in one everyday can get old, but there's no reason you can't make wearing a black suit an enjoyable experience. Hell, the main reason I wear suits is for fun, so I'm not going to let someone ruin my fun over that. That being said, grey suits are probably more "in" right now during the workday. It looks professional and there's just something appealing about that charcoal grey to me. Reagan brought in the era of brown suits in his presidency. He improved upon the Commander-in-chief of the USA's wardrobe more than any president before him, other than maybe JFK. They aren't exactly for a funeral or for court. but being seen on the street or at a bar, you most likely won't get criticized for wearing one. I'm not a fan of the brown suits myself, but there's not necessarily a reason you can't pull one off. I stay away from any odd colored suits. I think that nearly anyone who wears one either isn't knowledgeable about suits or doesn't want/know how to be taken seriously. If it's as a joke or something of the like then I can appreciate it, but barring that, it's extremely unprofessional.

These two are the only ones that will ever pull this look off. 
For the love of god, don't imitate them!

Thanks to Ladyme2 for the idea to write about the colors. Check out her blog at

Friday, April 22, 2011

What to Post?

So, I was wondering, since I have more of a base of followers and such now, is there anything you guys would like me to talk about in particular? Questions you may have, something you've always wondered about, or maybe just my opinion on a suit related subject.
So, I've had a few comments here and there saying I'm like Neil Patrick Harris. He seems like a cool guy, but I imagine myself as a combination of him and Sheldon Cooper (Jim Parsons). I have all the suaveness of Barney Stinson and the intellect to actually pull off those crazy schemes. Since I've heard this though, I think I'll give you guys a little inspiration to wear a suit.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Success: 80's/Briefcase style

Now if you've been reading this blog you may have thought that I've gotten a bit off track with the title being Wear a Suit for Success. It all depends on what you mean by success. I'll cover some more of the business aspect that some people have probably been wanting to hear about now. When I first started my company, my partner and I thought it would be pretty kickass to dress in suits and impress the ell out of the guy we were meeting. It was a relatively simple project, just making a program to keep track of inventory and do some easy value calculations. We went in with briefcases, suits, sunglasses, and cigars. He and his store were blown away and thought we had come to bust them for something. We instantly gained the upper hand in the business relationship even though we were nearly a decade younger. Suits give you power. In this case it gave me bargaining power, but it can be transferred to nearly any kind of power of a normal person. Do it 80's style. Image is everything. There was nothing in the briefcases, but there didn't need to be.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Why do girls like suits?

Girls like suits. Now, maybe not every single girl in the entire world does, but we can safely assume that most girls would prefer to be picked up by a guy in a suit than a guy in sweatpants.  Women like many different things about the suits and what it means when you're wearing a suit. They are attracted to successful people of course, and you look pretty damn successful if you're in a suit. They are also attracted to men with power, which can be directly related to your success. Success is sexy! They are also attracted to people who stand out and look a bit flashy even. That's why some guys wear pink, yellow, purple shirts, etc. Unfortunately (or fortunately, because it's usually the douchebags doing that) they don't take it to the next step, which is looking different in a suit, because normally not many people wear suits around. Chicks also dig the alpha male. There are hundreds of reasons people think this this could be, ranging from women being sex slaves and the most submissive were "naturally selected," all the way to God made them that way. It doesn't matter though. They tend to like it. That's why even in a lesbian relationship there's usually the "Butch" one or whatever they prefer to call it. Wearing a suit makes you look more Alpha and I know for me at least, I feel like it's more accepted and easier to be Alpha. These are just a few of the reasons women like when you suit up. There's a reason ZZ Top said "every girl's crazy 'bout a sharp dressed man."

Imagine the amount of poon they get with those nice suits

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

How I Met Your Mother

If you've ever seen this show, then you know who Barney Stinson is. If you haven't seen this show, watch it if you have some spare time. Though Barney is over the top, he makes some very good points in favor of wearing a suit. Women are in fact much more attracted to men who dress up. This is fairly well known, so start dressing up NOW! Dammit, haven't you listened to a thing I've said? So, now that you're dressing up regularly we can get on to the rest of the points. It raises your self-esteem. When I'm in a suit I feel invincible. Emotionally, mentally, and physically. Though this could sometimes be the alcohol. Nonetheless, the suit is similar to Ironman's. It protects you and gives you tools to give you an advantage in almost any situation. Self-esteem is another thing that most girls really pick up on. Barney also makes the point that successful businesspeople wear suits. Now, whether you own a business, work for a business, or have ever heard of a business, you should be wearing a suit. Learn from Barney Stinson. He is Legen- wait for it..........dary!

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The First Suit I Bought

I had worn my father's suits to prom and other places that called for it, but when I started my own business I decided that I could no longer just go to my parent's house and borrow clothes. This is when I decided to buy my own suit. I didn't have a lot of money, because I was starting my own business obviously, so I went to Goodwill. There's no shame in that. I had no money at the time and they have some nice clothes there. I went in with my business partner to look at suits and shoes. After looking for less than 5 minutes we both found suits that were pretty sharp looking and paid a total of $18 for the coat and pants. I then proceeded to wear this suit straight for 2 days. I went to the local bar just to see who was there and a girl that I had gone to school with was there with her boyfriend. Keep in mind that I am not some Greek god when it comes to looks. but I have to admit, I look pretty damn good in a suit. She was there with her boyfriend though, and right as I walked in her eyes lit  up and she motioned me over. She completely disregarded her boyfriend at this point and had her hands all over me checking out the suit(and probably my muscles, ha!). We talked for a little while longer before I socialized with everybody else there. This was the day I truly realized the power of suits.

You can do better than this guy though


Get a goddamned watch! Just imagine yourself walking down the street when all of a sudden some very attractive person of the specific gender that you are attracted to asks you the time. You reach into your pocket, grab your phone, yank it out of said pocket, read the time, then repeat the time to the person asking it. Then after you decide to look up, you realize they're gone. You know why? Because, if they wanted to take the time to reach into their pocket for their phone they could have. Everybody has a phone nowadays. They wanted to ask you, because you looked professional and informative, and probably wanted to ask you on a date, but it's too late now. With a watch, this wouldn't have happened and you would have looked pretty badass checking the time on your expensive looking watch. There's no reason to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars on a watch if you don't have that kind of money. My first watch was a Swiss from a pawn shop. Pawn shops are filled with expensive looking watches, because at one point they were expensive watches. Fortunately for you though, they're pretty cheap for the most part. I got mine for $40 and it was worth it. I got compliments on it all the time. So, again, isn't it about time you got a watch?

Not a bad starter watch at all!


So I was bartending tonight and I was dressed up in a suit obviously. I bartend a couple nights a week for fun and a little extra pocket change. It so happened that I was requested to bartend for one of the regular's daughter's birthday and her and her friends came in around 7:00. So, I'm just chilling there, looking damn good and talking to my grandparents, yes, they were there, when all of a sudden these gorgeous women start piling into this small tavern that I'm working at. It was awesome. I hit it off with a couple girls, but because it's busy I don't get any numbers. Later that night after thinking I've pretty much struck out, I find out that a few of the girls had been asking about me. I'm getting set up with the hottest one real soon. I attribute this to my dressing up for the occasion. It was far too hot to be wearing a full suit, so I just had a bright blue button down shirt, dark blue pants, a belt, a nice watch and dress shoes. Getting a watch will be for a later discussion. Guys, seriously, overdress for the occasion. not by a lot. just one or two steps up. If you're told to dress business casual, then dress businessy. If there's no dress code expected, at least wear a nice polo or button down shirt.

Monday, April 11, 2011

First Post

There are many people out there that don't understand the finer points of wearing a suit. We don't wear a suit just for the attention from women, the envious looks from people as we walk by, or just to make our exes jealous. No. Ultimately, we wear one for ourselves. This is what this blog was created for: To spread the word about the Secret of Suits and to appreciate what they've done and can do for us. Success is just failure dressed up in a suit.