Mark Cuban and I have something in common, other than our fondness for rants. Rants about suits!
Exactly what purpose does a suit serve ? Why in the world are so many people required to wear a suit to work ?
Do the clothes make the man or woman in the western world today ? Does
wearing a tie make us work harder or smarter ? Is this a conspiracy by
the clothing, fabric or dry cleaning industry to take our money ?
Or are we all just lemmings following a standard we all know makes zero sense, but we follow because we are afraid not to ?
you are a CEO , are there not better things your employees could spend
money on than multiple suits, ties, dress shirts, dress shoes, dress
socks, dry cleaning, and all the other associated costs ? Gee, no suits
would be the same as giving your employees a tax free raise. Think that
might make them happy ? Or do employees consider having to spend money
on suits a perk ?
Now I understand some people think wearing a
suit provides them with a certain level of stature. It gives them
confidence. It helps them feel good about themselves. Well let me be
the first to tell you that if you feel like you need a suit to gain
that confidence, you got problems. The minute you open your mouth, all
those people who might think you have a great suit, forget about the
suit and have to deal with the person wearing it.
Is there a
reason other than “thats just the way it is” ? Haven’t you looked at
someone in a suit, trying to look important and just thought how stupid
and out of place it is ? Why do we do this to ourselves ?
Speaking as someone who hasn’t worn a suit in at least a decade … Go get ’em, Mark!