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post #17 of 67
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Originally Posted by MarkI View Post
I've been lurking here forever, though rarely posting.

Anyway, i've noticed that the majority of the folks here are for some reason against full black suits? Why is that?

One of my favorite suits is a bespoke all black suit that fits me like a glove, call me one of the few but I dislike Navy and dark blue suits.

So whats the consensus, whats the hate against black?

1. Black is the very color which best matches with white. Too formal. Black and white is too simple and heavy.

2. It's not unlawful for wearing a black suit at workplace. You won't be charged, fined or arrested.

3. If you work in funeral industry, orchestra, or private security service, black suit is perfect.

Nobody hates or is against black suit per se. Most people find black suit is too much formal for a daily business suit.
post #18 of 67
It is possible to wear a black suit well. Rules are only made to protect the clueless. If you know what you are doing then do it! Black suits are hated here because a few members with a few thousand posts say not to and then everyone else just follows. This is how Style forum functions. Welcome to the community
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I wish we had a smiley for this...
post #22 of 67
(Location + Situation / Size and Build) - Budget = Style

Get all these elements right and you'll come out looking good.

Choose the clothes to fit the situation and your shape. When you've learnt to do this, you have style.

I feel you can never* be over dressed but you can be under dressed.

*"never" used for impact, I was asked to leave the swimming pool when I refused to remove my top hat and tail.
post #23 of 67
I think it's also the versatility of a black suit. There isn't as many options for ties and shirts compared to the other conservative colours. Also, if you start collecting more than a few suits, you don't have as much variety in the pattern.
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This suit is black...NOT
post #25 of 67
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Originally Posted by tsaltzma View Post
I'll admit that until recently all I ever wore my whole life was a black suit. Honestly, I never thought anything of it. I suppose you can break it all down to rules - there is a time and a place for everything. For example, would you wear a Tuxedo to work? Would you wear jeans to the Opera? I suppose you could do either, but surely you would agree both are out of place. Now that my eyes have been opened to possibilities, I find an all black suit rather boring. I am still having trouble getting over black shoes though.

Unfortunately I think I see more jeans at the opera than tuxedos. I'm sticking to black tie though or at least a lounge suit.
post #26 of 67
There is nothing wrong with wearing a black suit if it suits your personal style.
post #27 of 67
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Originally Posted by sage_incognito View Post
1. Black is the very color which best matches with white. Too formal. Black and white is too simple and heavy. 2. It's not unlawful for wearing a black suit at workplace. You won't be charged, fined or arrested. 3. If you work in funeral industry, orchestra, or private security service, black suit is perfect. Nobody hates or is against black suit per se. Most people find black suit is too much formal for a daily business suit.
No, funeral workers are now encouraged to wear dark colours other than black as it is seen as too severe and associated with death. Private security as in bodyguards? Because if you mean guards they wear the grey pants and navy blazer people here love.
post #28 of 67
I wear both, and I find black very slimming. Also, sometimes I want to look like the angel of death so it does not bother me one iota. While you can learn alot here, and I have, you have to be yourself as well. Just because they are not accepted here in general, does not mean you should shun them. This is, after all the internet.

Mike
post #29 of 67
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Originally Posted by Fuuma View Post
No, funeral workers are now encouraged to wear dark colours other than black as it is seen as too severe and associated with death.
Within the last month I've attended two funerals in different cities and noticed that not one of the morticians was wearing a black suit. They wore dark suits, but not black.
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Nope, still nothing.
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