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post #16 of 20
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The first thing I'd say, though, is stay away from black suits in general.
Too late.
post #17 of 20
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Originally Posted by Duveen
The first thing I'd say, though, is stay away from black suits in general. This will save you trouble, as the garment is itself a mongrel when not formalwear, per Manton. Though as clubwear/nightlife gear it can do quite well, I find that it works best when you have the right coloring. For me (pale skin, light hair) it is too abrupt a look even for the club scene.

I have to say, I'd find it hard to reconcile the casual nature of flannel with the severity of black. Sort of like how I feel about black suede ... just seems wrong.
post #18 of 20
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday
I have to say, I'd find it hard to reconcile the casual nature of flannel with the severity of black. Sort of like how I feel about black suede ... just seems wrong.

You're right there. Most 'black' flannel I've seen is more reminiscent of a dark charcoal.

I have been won over by the Mantonian 'no non-formal black' theory. I still do ocassionally wear my black odd trousers with a charcoal sweater and black shoes, but in general I stick to the more traditional colors. That said, I do wear navy trousers despite exhortations that they are too 'suit-like'.
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Originally Posted by Sartorially Challenged
Too late.

I understand that you've already got the suit, but you've been mum on its purpose and style cues, limiting our ability to be helpful.

It would be useful to know the cut (traditional business-style or slim) and the purpose of wearing (business vs. casual/nightlife).

I've given my .02 and tried to be helpful, sorry to hear you didn't find the comments useful.
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I've given my .02 and tried to be helpful, sorry to hear you didn't find the comments useful.
I *did* find the comments useful, and thank you for the advice.
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