Fact: the impact of a man in a strong suit cannot be denied (for proof, see exhibits A & B below). Not only does it denote power and sexiness, but it adds instant attractation to any male specimen. I think my gf best illustrates this principle when she asks if she's suffering from suit syndrome in regards to a particular man--a.k.a. is a certain man only good-looking because he is rocking a suit? Would he still be lustworthy after an ensemble change?
Exhibit A: Donald Draper
Now for the disclaimer. A suit loses all its magical appeal when it fails to be well tailored to its wearer. As staffers all over the Hill are guilty of donning ill-fitting jacket and trouser combos, these basic tenets of suiting are tres necessary for me to expound upon.
Exhibit B: Ari Gold
Rule #1: Floods aren't kosher in D.C. And especially when they are happening at your pant's hemline. Your break should hit right @ the top of your shoe's heel, with no sock showing.
Rule #2: Jacket sleeves should hit in the exact spot where your thumb and wrist connect. No shorter, no longer.
Rule #3: The length of your jacket should = where your knuckles fall when your hands are @ your sides.
Rule #4: When buttoned, your hand should fit comfortably under your jacket's lapels--after putting a fist in, you should notice strain on the buttons. Not too baggy, not too tight.