My late father told me a man's success in life depended on the rule of the 3 B's:
You have to always remain on good terms with --
- Your Banker
- Your Barber
- And your Bartender
Good ole Dad. In other words, money in your pocket, a groomed appearance, and a sociable attitude. I think the barber one has become obsolete, at least for me as I cut my own hair, and I suppose tailor was omitted because it's not a B, but I'll still endorse the other 2.