I remember those days well. Circa 1971 I interviewed for a job working for Ross Perot, who had carved out a niche for himself in the computer industry and was a Presidential hopeful. I wore brown polyester plaid pants, a wide brown belt, a wide colorful brown and yellow tie, and bright yellow shirt. The interviewer informed me that Ross Perot insisted on white shirts, blue suits, and narrow belts and ties. Needless to say, the interview ended quickly. At a later company my boss, the President, gave me a book “Dress for Success”, which laid out the ground rules of proper attire for executives… white or light-colored blue or yellow cotton shirts, wool suit, and narrow tie with nothing splashy. He told me that when I interviewed for the position wearing a light green polyester suit they hired me IN SPITE of my clothes. If they could only see me now! From that point forward I bought all of my business attire at Jos. Banks, knowing I could not go wrong. During my first visit I overhear d a salesman talking to a lady asking if they carried ties with fish on them; his reply said it all “Lady, we sell ties in good taste, not ties that taste good.”
In my early days of crossdressing I was fine with Goodwill castaways. Fortunately I met an accepting lady who has excellent taste in women’s clothing and gave me a major upgrade. I take all my advice from her. She is extremely observant and detail-oriented. She tries hard to make me look my best.