McLeod: Do clothes make the woman?

Do clothes make the man? Or in this case, the woman?

We can talk all day about how brains and work ethic are more important than looks and fashion. But humans are visual creatures by nature. Like it or not, we make instant assessments of people based on what they're wearing.

It's not just a chick thing. Male wardrobes may be less complicated, but they're no less relevant.

My father, who spent 40 years in banking says, "The people with the good suits are always the ones who get promoted."

The question is, do they get promoted because they look like leaders? Or does looking like a power player inspire you to act like one?

It's both.

Have you ever watched a young man try on his first real suit? There's a moment when he sees himself in the mirror, and he transforms before your eyes.