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post #61 of 67
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Originally Posted by binge View Post
...and I keep looking, but nothing. Tumbleweeds.

Why are you compelled to post over six times in a thread you seem to dislike so much?

I don't know if I'd buy a black suit, but what I do know is that if it fits well, you'll still look better than most. If I had the money to buy a few nice suits, I'd probably get a black one for sure.
post #62 of 67
Nothing wrong with a black suit so long as you have a good collection of other, non-black suits to rotate with on a regular basis. Navy and charcoal are the best overall, however.
post #63 of 67
I've observed that at events most waiters or like service type people. Since you are not a service type people when you attend you need to add your own touch to differentiate from the others. This is how I've summed up the whole black suit thing. There are 2 nice cars driving down the road, a limousine and a Porsche. You look into the driver's seat of the limousine and you see a driver in his black suit and you look into the driver's suit in the Porsche and it is a man in his navy suit looking fly. I really tried to make it sound cool and quotable so if someone can make it super quotable then do it. But most black suits are for service people and when you attend an event you don't want to be confused with the service people. I wore a black suit to my uncle's wedding (pre-SF) and I looked pretty similar to the waiters but luckily I was a lot younger than everyone else so no one could tell.
post #64 of 67
are we talking black dress pants? I cannot fathom a heterosexual male putting on a black dress pants. I was under the impression that onl teh gheyz did this. amirit??????
post #65 of 67
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Originally Posted by courty View Post
I have not found a prejudice against black suits among Savile Row tailors. I would not say that solid black is championed for day wear but I have had more than one tailor suggest one for me. (Black chalk and pinstripe are, of course, quite routine Savile Row products.) Most of the suiting bunches I have seen contained at least one solid black. My only solid black suit was made in a Lesser 16 ounce cloth with a subtle diamond or lattice effect - a great cloth.
One of the problems facing people who feel they are maintaining a taste standard against black suits is that they cannot agree or determine what in fact constitutes black. I have a couple of very dark charcoal suits that many think are black and a bold chalk stripe I thought was on a black background but both my tailor and natural light confirm is actually a midnight blue. This effect was accidentally achieved by the mill by mixing black threads with navy and producing a handsome result. Another suit I have is a dark charcoal with a white stripe which again, some people think is a black suit. Thus, the definition of "black" suit is a somewhat illusory one from a color standpoint. Throw in other variables like the quality of the fabric, cut of the cloth, make etc... and you can see what problems there are with a bright line rule against the color black.
post #66 of 67
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Originally Posted by lemmywinks View Post

There are 2 nice cars driving down the road, a limousine and a Porsche. You look into the driver's seat of the limousine and you see a driver in his black suit and you look into the driver's suit in the Porsche and it is a man in his navy suit looking fly.

So you call the police to report a stolen porsche driven by a security guard. Now if you had said a Skoda with a navy suit then maybe.
post #67 of 67
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Originally Posted by Film Noir Buff View Post
One of the problems facing people who feel they are maintaining a taste standard against black suits is that they cannot agree or determine what in fact constitutes black.
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True black must be very rare. It's almost always very dark blue or something else. When you add in all the men who are colour blind it just becomes I'm not even going to touch on how our eyes see what they expect to see.
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