Paul LeBlanc needed a suit and, with a minimum of searching, he quickly found one. The Brookline financial adviser scanned the racks at a department store, and there it was — charcoal gray, lightweight wool, utilitarian and perfect for the office. But a few weeks later, the 27-year-old, who has wide shoulders, a narrow waist, and neatly cropped chestnut hair, was out for drinks with co-workers when they started making fun of his new suit.
“I was told that I looked like my dad,” LeBlanc recalls. “That’s really not the most flattering thing to tell someone.”