Originally Posted by emmanuel
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
This sums it up pretty well
Post counts astound some, and they blindly follow whatever they are told instead of developing their own sense of style. The most common suit color I actually saw when I was in college for Finance was black...some may say it's because they are just starting off, but now that I'm going into law it's very interesting to see the large number of lawyers pictured in black suits too.
I'm not saying this is best for everyone, I've seen it look really bad, especially in our St. Louis summers.... But I've seen black suits pulled off really well. My French girlfriend (who is very opinionated about clothes and doesn't mind sharing her opinion often
) loves a very slim fitting black Givenchy suit I have (marked gray like they seem to do.... but this is seriously the blackest gray the world has ever known) and I like to wear it sometimes for going out to a trendy chic spot.
Don't just limit yourself from the start because of what a message board focusing on a minority of people says, try things out for yourself and see what works for you and your wardrobe. There are so many variables that there is no one right answer: your style, wardrobe, attitude, location (big one), etc.