This is something I can’t understand. That might be because I am a man, no? Yes, this is something women feel hot…it looks like that. In Tonari no Yaoi-chan, there is a scene in which Yaoi-chan makes his boyfriend wear a suit before they go outside on the summer day because…she has a スーツ萌え[suit-moe].
When it comes to a suit, you might think of the genre, リーマンもの[reeman thing] if you are a fujoshi. リーマン[reeman] is an abbreviation of サラリーマン[salaryman]. リーマンもの is such a BL story which takes place between two(or more) salarymen. If you are a man and usually wear a suit at work, there would be nothing particular, however, why is it that hot for women?
As Yaoi-chan said, a suit could make a man look more(30%) handsome than he actually is. そうなの？So I quickly investigated how women feel about this in general. Let’s see, most of them prefer a black suit(I don’t understand why, but there is even a 黒スーツ萌え[kurosuit-moe] or a black suit-moe), a clean shirt, shiny shoes, and slacks mustn’t be too loose, nor too tight. A hairstyle should be neat, otherwise it would look like a shabby host. A plain black hair is preferable. Plus, if he wears glasses, it might be much better for people who have a glasses-moe[メガネ萌え]. Anyway, you can sum up such a guy as a スーツ男子[suit danshi], or a suit guy.
There is often a saying, women shall be surprised to see a man in suit if he wears it all of a sudden. I mean, he doesn’t wear a suit at all, but one day he shows up in suit for some reason…and women get surprised,”OMG, what happened to him? He looks cool!” In this way, a suit has such an awesome power to attract women. If you don’t usually wear a suit, why don’t you try this in order to surprise your girlfriend or other women? They might be intrigued, haha. Don’ say ただしイケメンに限る!
I don’t think of any characters whom a suit looks nice. Sorry this is my personal taste, but I definitely say Naoe Nobutsuna in Mirage of Blaze. He always wears a suit though he is actually a monk, oh he looks cool. I want to be a man like him! Or else, I have seen some characters occassionally wearing a suit like Hibari Kyouya in Katei Kyoushi Hitman Reborn! Among doujin fans, this really happens a lot. It is even a rule-of-thumb, I mean, to get your favorite character to wear a suit.
Speaking of リーマンもの, I do wonder why some fujoshis like it. I think this is because here is an imcomprehensible business world that they don’t understand. I don’t mean to be rude, but リーマン is something embodies a men’s society that women can’t get in. The more secret there is, the more people want to pry…Such is a thing that a fujoshi office lady hallucinatesthinks of. Incidentally, if you happen to be in Tokyo, please go to Shimbashi[新橋] after 7 or so. You will see a lot of drunk リーマン whining each other. I have a fujoshi friend who sees “things” when there is two drunk salarymen on the train. 左の上司が受けで右の部下が攻めだわ。この場合先輩受けと後輩攻めね！
Meanwhile, there is another type of スーツ萌え, that is 戦隊スーツ萌え[sentai suit moe]. 戦隊[sentai] means a ranger. 戦隊スーツ[sentai suit] is something such a ranger bishoujo wears when she is off to the battlefield. It should be so tight that her shape is obviously seen. Those plugsuits in Neon Genesis Evangelion are perfect examples. Me? Of course I like Asuka’s one! But a friend of mine said the plugsuits of Shinji and Kaworu look gayish. What about Zero’s costume? Oh there is C.C’s pilotsuit in Code Geass. Ah, she is so hot!
No matter what, don’t get your boyfriend to wear a suit in summer like Yaoi-chan does so. A suit is really hot in summer. Not that hot, of course.