Originally Posted by SlamMan
Black suits aren't the worst thing in the world. Certainly not the worst thing I've seen on SF. Outside SF nobody would even notice. It's just that a navy or charcoal suit is so much more versatile and so much less harsh than black.
+1. They're perfectly acceptable to most people, but that doesn't mean they look good. As long is it fits its far from the worst thing you can wear, but in almost every case a charcoal or navy suit will look better, especially during the day-time. In the evening a black suit is a bit more acceptable (imo), paired with a white-shirt, as a kind of much less formal (than black tie) form of eveningwear.