Can I just say that “How I Met Your Mother” and the Barney character were ruined for me when I found out Neil Patrick Harris was gay? The willful suspension of disbelief only goes so far. American Airlines doesn’t show it anymore so I never see it but still I’m disappointed.
It’s still a great catchphrase though. Suit up! In our underdressed world it’s great advice.
Virgil Kent expounds on the ideal suit-
The rule has long been that if you have one suit, make it a blue one. But as he says, it’s too business for social use. I actually have a black suit, which I only bought because they were having a two for one and there was no other suit they had I wanted. The primary suit I was buying is charcoal gray, which looks great but may be too dark for the purposes he is talking about. I think a medium gray in a trim cut would be ideal.
I have not been dressing up, not taking my own advice. The easy answer is, “I’m just doing X, going to X, why bother?” But you may see a woman you want to talk to, and I guarantee she will like to talk to a nicely dressed guy over another lazy dude in a polo shirt, blue jeans and running shoes. It’s just the female mentality.
And habits are habits- establish a good one and it stays with you. I swear I’ll start dressing up more tomorrow.