Look Sharp Liberty Park

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Abby Zimet

Citing the usefulness of "tactical camouflage," aka "messing with perceptions," the nonprofit Professional Business Attire - which gives young people caught in the justice system suits for court and job interviews - has started SuitsforWallstreet.org. The idea: To reshape the way media portrays Wall Street Occupiers by offering “images that cannot easily be written off...People in suits sleeping on the ground would have photographers there every morning.” Suits, they say, are camouflage in the warrens of Wall Street." They also help you find a bathroom or get past a police barricade. They are looking for new or gently worn suits for Saturday's mass gathering.

"We all look great in suits. To reporters, to workers, to skeptical tourists, we'll look like people to listen to, or, at the very least, to hear out. Lazy journalists won't be able to take the easy, dismissive out, and will have to actually listen to what we are saying. The conversation will grow out of the protester echo chamber and into the wider world, where it belongs."

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