Thursday, September 22, 2011

Are Two Suits Better Than One?

The very pithy NDP TV ad released a couple weeks ago portrays Mr. McFadyen not only as a risk, but also an untrustworthy slickster who wears "nice suits".

In response to the ad, Mr. McFadyen suggested to the Free Press that he wears a "$125 suit from Tip Top".

In response to Grandpa Kives' question on Saturday, Mr. McFadyen said he was wearing a "$500 J.P. Tilford suit", 50% off.

J.P Tilford is Harry Rosen's house brand, made by Samuelsohn in Montreal. As such, these suits are only available at Harry Rosen.

Harry Rosen is a much different clothing store than Tip Top, and a J.P Tilford suit is much different than a suit from Tip Top.

In response to the direct suggestion that he's an untrustworthy slickster who wears nice suits, Mr. McFadyen claimed he wears $125 suits from Tip Top.

In response to Grandpa Kives querrying what suit he was currently wearing, Mr. McFadyen admitted it was a J.P Tilford suit by Harry Rosen.

In the quest for political power, it's very easy for immature and insecure politicians to pretend to be someone they think the public wants them to be.

Mr. McFadyen's fallen head first into this trap. It's the reason he wore sweaters for most of the 2007 election campaign (note the terror exhibited by the children in the bottom right).

It's the reason he drinks Tim Hortons coffee during the week, but Starbucks on the weekend.

And it's the reason why he's pretended to be Mr. Tip Top rather than Mr. Harry Rosen.

In the end, is having two suits better than having one?

It's not the number of suits nor the make of the suit that matters.

What matters most is being mature enough to know what suits you best.