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Old 05-25-2014, 03:27 PM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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Couple of techie, analytical, single guys told me it was much easier to meet a nicer style lady when wearing a suit. They would dress in suits to go out at night.
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Old 05-25-2014, 03:35 PM
 
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Couple of techie, analytical, single guys told me it was much easier to meet a nicer style lady when wearing a suit. They would dress in suits to go out at night.
Key word being "single"
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Old 05-25-2014, 03:54 PM
 
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I've been hearing about older (later 20s) Millennial women taking a much closer look these days at men in suits in those situations that they themselves take the effort to dress well.
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Old 05-25-2014, 07:43 PM
 
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I've been hearing about older (later 20s) Millennial women taking a much closer look these days at men in suits in those situations that they themselves take the effort to dress well.
Theyre probably assuming those men have money. Just like around here a lot of women will marry any man in a uniform because it means job security, steady paycheck, and no need for them to (ever) work.
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Old 05-25-2014, 07:46 PM
 
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Theyre probably assuming those men have money. Just like around here a lot of women will marry any man in a uniform because it means job security, steady paycheck, and no need for them to (ever) work.
Actually, no, Millennial women don't assume that, because suits don't mean the same thing in their generation. It's purely a style thing.
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Old 05-25-2014, 09:48 PM
 
Location: U.S.A., Earth
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Theyre probably assuming those men have money. Just like around here a lot of women will marry any man in a uniform because it means job security, steady paycheck, and no need for them to (ever) work.
These days, many families need to be on 2 incomes.

Also, for those in the armed forces, the benefits, pay, and allocations aren't always up to snuff with their civilian counterparts.
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Old 05-26-2014, 12:33 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles area
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An alternative at the same level is a sports coat or blazer worn without a tie.
Yes, I agree.
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Old 05-26-2014, 08:07 PM
 
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I wear custom suits everyday, and it definitely makes a difference in the way I am perceived. Add in the cufflinks, manual watch, functional button sleeves, contrast stitching, and occasional spats, and it can overwhelm people not used to such attire. There isn't a day that goes by that I am not complimented on the custom attire when I go out.

If you say it is too hot for a suit, you are only making excuses. I can wear suits made out of linen when it is 100+ degrees outside in humid tropical climates. A fine linen suit is like wearing nothing.

Ill-fitting suits from the store can be uncomfortable, especially if the jacket is fused or made from polyester; but if you get a tailor to make your own suits they should never feel uncomfortable. I get extra attention paid toward the armholes and major joints, so that I can run, jump, roll, climb, etc. as well as I could naked.

And millennial women swoon over me, especially if I trade the business tie and suit for something more trendy made from velvet and a bow tie.
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Old 05-26-2014, 08:29 PM
 
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I wear custom suits everyday, and it definitely makes a difference in the way I am perceived. Add in the cufflinks, manual watch, functional button sleeves, contrast stitching, and occasional spats, and it can overwhelm people not used to such attire. There isn't a day that goes by that I am not complimented on the custom attire when I go out.

If you say it is too hot for a suit, you are only making excuses. I can wear suits made out of linen when it is 100+ degrees outside in humid tropical climates. A fine linen suit is like wearing nothing.

Ill-fitting suits from the store can be uncomfortable, especially if the jacket is fused or made from polyester; but if you get a tailor to make your own suits they should never feel uncomfortable. I get extra attention paid toward the armholes and major joints, so that I can run, jump, roll, climb, etc. as well as I could naked.

And millennial women swoon over me, especially if I trade the business tie and suit for something more trendy made from velvet and a bow tie.
And how much do you make year?
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Old 05-26-2014, 09:14 PM
 
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Numerous studies have shown that people are looked up to more and taken more seriously when they wear formal attire. This goes for both men and women.

Dressing formally makes a huge impression in job interviews, client meetings, dates, promotions and other situations. It can make it or break it for people in many instances.

In workplaces, people are more productive and there are less reports of sexual harrassment when they wear formal attire. Even in school, children are better behaved and perform better academically when they wear school uniforms.

So, the question is - Shouldn't people dress up much more often if they are perceived to be more powerful and have a higher status by do so? Who wouldn't want this advantage most of the time?
If you showed up in a suit at my job, the boss would tell you to beat it. You'll only see me in one at funerals, weddings and maybe a graduation or something. I can't wait to get out of that monkey suit asap as well.
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