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post #31 of 37
Actually, Manton, I was not aiming my comment directly at you. I was continuing the thought from the post I quoted, which is why I used the same names he/she did. If you'll read the second part of my statement more closely, I do address the "acceptable" portion of the original question when I talked about how others receive one's clothing...I just furthered it by stating that there is a difference between being aware of how clothing affects others and dressing to one's own tastes. "For the reacord, Teacher, the original question which started this whole business was not 'Do black suits look good?' but 'Are black suits considered appropriate for business?'" -- manton Are you referring to the previous "black suit" thread? I don't remember, and you're probably right if that's what you mean. Seanandnik, however, said nothing about business; in fact, he specified that it's a casual suit and wondered if it's appropriate for an upcoming wedding. That's why I said nothing about business. I also avoided addressing the wedding question because others had done so in a way that I could add nothing of my own to that discussion. In a later thread he said somthing about going out to clubs...that's where the bulk of my concentration lay.
post #32 of 37
Yes, I mean the original 52 page black suit thread. That's where I had my say. I was intending (and attempting) to stay out of this one.
post #33 of 37
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Yes, I mean the original 52 page black suit thread.  That's where I had my say.  I was intending (and attempting) to stay out of this one.
Just when I think I'm out...
post #34 of 37
To be frank, I have never heard of black not being suitable for business until now, so, imagine my surprise. I can't really tell from actual experience since suit wearers are quite rare here, but black seems to be the colour most worn by the younger generations, either required by the company/store or because they believe black to be the suit colour... I think black is also more commonly seen worn by hotel staff (counter staff, especially) here. I have also seen the salemen in the boutiques of certain brands dressed in black suits. But personally, a black suit does not seem unsuitable (pardon the pun) and I might even get one if I have the chance, although I would prefer a lighter shade. Mid-grey or charcoal, perhaps? WJTW
post #35 of 37
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To be frank, I have never heard of black not being suitable for business until now, so, imagine my surprise.
Really?  Practically every interview guide I read when I was a junior and senior in college said to avoid black in favor of navy or gray suits for business interviews.
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I can't really tell from actual experience since suit wearers are quite rare here, but black seems to be the colour most worn by the younger generations, either required by the company/store or because they believe black to be the suit colour...
It sounds like you're talking about retail sales here.  That's not the context I would mean were I asking about business attire. dan
post #36 of 37
Another black suit thread? I think it's destined to remain a controversy. The few things people can agree on is that: (1) it's much more common these days to wear a black suit than it was a while ago (2) black is especially popular in New York (and possibly LA), and may well be more "acceptable" in those cities than it would be elsewhere (3) If you're looking for a basic suit, it's far better to go with charcoal or navy, and it's definitely worth at least looking to see what makes you look better. (4) the "rules" (whatever their merit may be) would prohibit black suits in business settings.
post #37 of 37
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Another black suit thread? I think it's destined to remain a controversy. The few things people can agree on is that: (1) it's much more common these days to wear a black suit than it was a while ago (2) black is especially popular in New York (and possibly LA), and may well be more "acceptable" in those cities than it would be elsewhere (3) If you're looking for a basic suit, it's far better to go with charcoal or navy, and it's definitely worth at least looking to see what makes you look better. (4) the "rules" (whatever their merit may be) would prohibit black suits in business settings.
and let us never speak of it again
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