the suit functions to make all men look alike in their sombre coloured uniform. the suit depersonalizes the wearer in order to engender trust.
j.c. flugel's great masculine renunciation:
when men adopted the buisiness suit they renounced their exhibitionist desires in order to gain the material wealth promised by the new economy. as if to balance the gesture, the female body became, once again, fetishized.
from the art of self invention by joanne finkelstein - p.198