After six seasons of playing Mike Ross on the hit legal drama Suits, Patrick J. Adams has become synonymous with the perfectly-tailored pant and jacket combo. So, it’s only fitting that when choosing a charity to lend his time to, the 35-year-old was drawn to this year’s Canadian Suit Drive.
Hello! caught up with Patrick at Moores Clothing for Men’s flagship store in downtown Toronto, where he explained how perfectly ‘suited’ he is for this campaign. “It just felt like a natural fit. You always want to do good in the world and this was an absolute no brainer. There is no downside to it and it made perfect sense for somebody from Suits to be participating in this,” said the actor, who encourages all Canadians to make donations of professional clothing to your local Moores location this July.
Moores will distribute donations to Dress Your Best, ROUTES, Working Gear, The Salvation Army and more than 70 other organizations whose primary goal is to equip disadvantaged men and women with the skills, tools and wardrobe necessary to re-enter the workforce.
Patrick knows firsthand how important it is for job-seekers to look and feel their best. “When you’re not feeling your most confident and there is a big opportunity coming your way, like a job interview, you put on a suit and it gives you that last bit of confidence that you need in order to stand up straight and to tell the world that you’re ready for this opportunity.” He adds: “That’s what happened to me when I put on a suit for Suits. I went out and bought myself a suit I couldn’t afford to feel really good and walked into the room and booked this job and it’s changed my whole life.”