When men are freed from wearing the business suit, they often cannot dress to impress, David Silverman writes, citing his own experience. Upon returning stateside after a stint in England, his wardrobe became "Steve Jobs-meets-Johnny Cash." Clients weren't impressed: "My man-in-black ensemble ruined an account at McGraw Hill -- the customer was appalled that I had worn a sweater." Suits show respect to your clients, he notes.

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