Thursday, May 03, 2007

Genius At Work #5

Occasionally I have ideas that I think can make the world a better place to live in. Lacking the manufacturing capabilities to bring my ideas to fruition, they usually go to waste in my mind. So I've decided to post my ideas here in the hopes that some mega corporation will stumble across them and throw bucket loads of cash at me to turn these ideas into reality. Of course, the mega corporations will probably just steal my ideas and screw me but at least I'll have the proof to back up my "hey that was my idea" rantings.

I can't imagine working for a company that forced me to wear a suit every day. I don't mind occasionally wearing one, as long as it isn't July, but I refuse to wear neckties. With that said, however, I have to admit there is one major advantage to wearing suits - it makes getting dressed really easy. All you have to do is pick the suit plus a shirt to match and presto chango! You are ready to go.

When you can wear whatever you want to work, within tasteful limits, choosing what to wear becomes a little more difficult. I'm not trendy or big on fashion but I want to make sure that I leave the apartment every day wearing something that matches and doesn't make me look like a fool. The problem is that's easier said than done.

So here is my latest invention - the Daily Recommending Ensemble Service or DRES. DRES is a web-based application that resides on your desktop like a daily weather widget. You begin customizing DRES by creating categories, such as work, nightlife, restaurant (fancy) restaurant (casual), then enter the UPC number from your clothes into the system (one way to make this process easier would be a USB scanner). Using the UPC number, the DRES will locate your clothing on the interewebs and store a picture with details in your virtual closet.

Whenever you need an outfit, simply open DRES and select a category then DRES will recommend a full ensemble from undies to jacket and everything in between. The beauty of DRES is that it's web-enabled so whatever it suggests will be tailored to the weather forecast for that day.

Other added features include the ensemble memory system which will store your previous ensembles to make sure you don't wear the same thing twice in one week or ever in front of particular people (this could be very handy when dating so that you never wear a repeat outfit). Additionally, your DRES will frequently scan the internets and let you know when clothing items you may be interested in are on sale.

So there's my idea. Now who wants to buy it and produce it (hopefully soon because I'm tired of dressing myself)?


  1. will someone come over and actually put the clothes on me? preferably while I'm asleep.

  2. I'm lucky enough to work for an employer with ridiculously lax dress code standards. I look like a homeless person, almost always, and they never say a word to me.

    It makes getting dressed super-easy, that's for sure. As long as their's no visible stains, I'm good to go.

  3. Kelly - That will be part of the "White Glove" treatment. Additional costs will apply.

  4. Clinton - What about those occasional dinners with rich folks?

  5. Why, Why, Why I am flashing back to Alicia Silverstone's character Cher®™©™ in the hit film Clueless®™©™?!

    Company, Inc. is pretty casual, but I do enjoy rockin' a suit from time to time.

  6. Lioux looks very dashing in a suit! Many men do, I think. I kinda wish y'all would wear them more. On a related note, this program wouldn't work for me (nor would I really want it) because most of my clothes are used or vintage.

  7. 'I have a way normal life for a teenager. I get up. Pick out my clothes. And get dressed'

    Yah, Cher had this in 'Clueless'

    I agree with Colleen. Guys in suits = hubba hubba.

  8. I'm going to have to go back and watch Clueless to see Cher's version of the DRES. Maybe it already exists and my dressing dilemmas will be over.

  9. I think you're idea for DRES is like a V2.0 of Cher's system.