who we are
Suited & Booted is a charity based in London that helps vulnerable, unemployed and low-income men into employment by providing interview clothing and interview advice.
Our clients may be struggling and in need of support, both financial and practical. They may not have the means to wear suitable clothes to ‘look the part’ and therefore unable to give themselves the best possible chance at a job interview.
Clients are referred to us by public agencies and charities such as Jobcentre Plus, the NHS, Crisis and London Probation when they have the offer of a job interview or work placement.
how we help
We give our clients suitable clothing – perhaps a formal suit or a smart casual style – and then guide them through the process of a job interview. This gives them better prospects of success and contributes to their general self-confidence and self-esteem.
We aim to make a difference so that our clients can move forward with the ability to succeed and find their own way in society. We help give them the self-confidence to believe in themselves and their futures.
“Being well dressed can improve our self-confidence and what we wear affects how we are perceived by others. Therefore, wearing appropriate clothes, for example, a formal suit for an interview, builds our confidence and can make us appear more serious, conscientious and respectful.”
Dr Carolyn Mair, CPsychol, CSci, FHEA, AFBPsS, London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London
we rely on volunteers
Our charity relies on volunteers for all aspects of our work.