8. Sloppy, Oversized Suits
Imagine this: You are seated in a board room waiting to close the deal of your life. In strolls the CEO sporting a slovenly, oversized suit jacket (with shoulder pads channeling David Byrne) and pants so wide that he looks like a fourth grader dressing up in daddy’s clothes. How can this drip be trusted with your start-up? He can’t. You grab the paperwork and hustle out. Sporting an ill-fitting suit diminishes your credibility. And, your sex appeal.
The Fix: Seamless fit (inseam length, rise, sleeve length, pant break, a strong shoulder, jacket closure) is the key to cutting a sharp figure. Think Benedict Cumberbatch meets Prince William with a side of Clooney. Hate suit shopping? You can even do it online.