It’s hot enough that it came out of the closet for today’s speech.
It totally transformed the way people treated me. Doormen, people on the subway… in an increasingly casual age, I was sort of stunned by how easily a $99 suit changed the reaction people had.
When everyone (men, anyway) wore the same thing, it was pretty difficult to make an impact with your clothes. Today, it’s a conscious choice and it matters whether you want it to or not.
PS six years ago, at Yahoo, Jerry Yang caught me wearing a suit while he was giving a tour to a bunch of hotshot visitors. He sent me home.