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post #16 of 24
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Originally Posted by luftvier View Post
If the blacks are not of the same lot of fabric, they will be different colors. This will look silly.

And while you can wear anthing with anything, I certainly wouldn't recommend it.

Bottom line: No.

No one with a mirror would wear a solid black odd jacket with a solid black pair of pants (at least I hope not). So, I suspect it is a pair of black pinstripe pants with a black and brown glen plaid jacket, and a dark brown shirt. I'm thinking a black tie with brown polka dots would pull the whole thing together.
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once more for those up in the cheap seats:

STOP FEEDING THE TROLL
post #18 of 24
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once more for those up in the cheap seats:

STOP FEEDING THE TROLL

We do not have cheap seats on Style Forum.
post #19 of 24
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Originally Posted by jmoody15 View Post
If you read that first post again, it looks like we're not even talking about a black suit. I'm thinking black pants and black blazer/sportcoat.

...which is even worse.
post #20 of 24
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...which is even worse.

You have a point there Sanguis.

Mid-brown is an absolute no-no , chocolate or very dark brown can work in a very few cases but I will not try that combo if you do not want to look like a SA.

I love brown myself but matching it with black is a sartorial crime.
post #21 of 24

I'm glad I read this. I was just 2nd guessing my husbands shirt choice because in the store we thought it looked like a slate gray. At home however, it was more like a light chocolate brown. I think you are right, it does look elegant, I think it's a modern take. I am confused as to why so many on this post have an aversion to black suits???

post #22 of 24
That's an unwritten style rule that you only wear black to black tie events or funerals. Of course, it's as usual with rules... This one exists mainly because it's very often a uniform.

As for your question Cwalker100, I'm tempted to say wear it with a dark navy or a dark green suit (not that there's many), but I'm not sure about the exact color (or rather, luminosity) of the shirt so I may be wrong.
post #23 of 24
Or if you're a James Bond villain...

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post #24 of 24
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Originally Posted by nevermindView Post
I have black pants, a black jacket, and a brown shirt. Can I wear them together? The brown is pretty dark.

Thanks!

i dont know, i would wear the reverse, dark brown suit, with black shirt, but the other way i cant picture it being pleasant looking.

i have no qualms against wearing a black suit

Black and brown are never a great combination...

You can play with the block colour look ..

Have a shade of brown and a shade of darker brown/chocolate together...

That will work...
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