I'm sorry, but I don't think I told him to not own nor wear black suits or black shoes. Did I say that somewhere and forget it?
In fact, I believe there are a few posts in which I say "I own both the black park aves and black steen loafers"... but, if I was unclear and it came off that way please let me correct: black suits are a must for certain occassions and shouldn't be avoided for such events, and black shoes go with black suits. I even wore black shoes with my shark skin dress pants yesterday since the brown was just a little too clashy for the occassion. Sorry the intent was so confused with the delivery.
Actually, this is exactly what you said: "Just my two cents and attempt to persuade you against black for everything." But no matter, it generated a somewhat lively discussion.
A good day to one and all.