Originally Posted by cwh812
Are Tom Brady and Brad Pitt secret TF salesmen? This whole acting and football player shtick is a ruse to buy more TF suits?
In all seriousness, if someone has that much money and they don't know how to dress isn't saying Tom Brady and Brad Pitt wear this sh!t enough to get someone into one of their suits?
Its not just that. Not everyone is that shallow, especially males.
Some SA's have to become buddy's with the the wives - convince them that their husband would look exceptionally dashing in a TF suit. Some SA's may be friends with business owners or with someone in their family.
I doubt simply going to a person and telling them "Tom Brady wears this suit, you have a lot of money, it would look great on you, come on in and lets see what we can get you fitted into."
There is a realism to it, let's say you have a client, and he has a daughter who is getting married - your client wants to outfit him in the best suit/tux possible. As the SA you need to know this, you need to be checking up - without being annoying- and then following up with something like, "Mr. xxxx its so great to hear about your daughter, I think it would perfect if your son-in-law looked his best for your daughter, why don't you swing by with him this next weekend I can save a few suits in his size...?"
There are endless examples of how selling works, its really an opportunistic skill and requires an etiquette and ability to freely speak with people without coming off as annoying and desperate.