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post #31 of 70
I recently wore a black velvet suit.
post #32 of 70
Black suits can be successfully pulled off. Having a hair colour and complexion within certain tonal range can help.
post #33 of 70
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Navy is for old fogies with one foot in the grave.
So is scotch.
post #34 of 70
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this is my ONE Black Suit



I think it looks quite good especially with the touches of red. However, it's also traditional for musicians to wear black.
post #35 of 70
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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.
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I think it looks quite good especially with the touches of red. However, it's also traditional for musicians to wear black.

thanks. i suppose my occupation and my sartorial inclination must agree to disagree.
post #37 of 70
My wife likes black pinstripe suits. I was thinking about having a very dark navy/midnight pinstripe made to achieve the same effect while remaining classic.

Other than funerals, the other place a black suit is appropriate is if it's a uniform. Especially if the job title is "Agent". It's a uniform that projects a civilian image as opposed to military.

post #38 of 70
I do. (Another newbie poster here).

While my main suits are variations on grey and navy, I love a black suit for casual wear. I think so much of the stigma around the black suit comes from people wearing black badly who end up looking like poorly paid undertakers.

I think the best black suit mode is a slim, partly-lined or unlined 2-button, worn with a plain white shirt (or black if you're a movie star). Throw on a skinny black tie and a pair of Wayfarers and you're an extra from a Fellini film, which in my opinion isn't a bad thing.

Rob
post #39 of 70
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I do. (Another newbie poster here).

While my main suits are variations on grey and navy, I love a black suit for casual wear. I think so much of the stigma around the black suit comes from people wearing black badly who end up looking like poorly paid undertakers.

I think the best black suit mode is a slim, partly-lined or unlined 2-button, worn with a plain white shirt (or black if you're a movie star). Throw on a skinny black tie and a pair of Wayfarers and you're an extra from a Fellini film, which in my opinion isn't a bad thing.

Rob

This may be the key point. To you it's an extra from a Fellini film, to everyone else, it's costume. Also the Blues Brothers.
post #40 of 70
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Black suits can be successfully pulled off. Having a hair colour and complexion within certain tonal range can help.
tend to agree
post #41 of 70
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tend to agree

I was wearing one recently to a party I went to and I received some many compliments that I was internally having a fit of laughter thinking of all the SF anti-black suits brigade.

To be fair , I was only wearing that suit because I didn't want to go there with a bespoke suit and getting some cigarette burns on it while dancing away.

I have the right high contrast complexion but it is still amazing that I receive more compliments wearing a cheap black Canali suit than a great bespoke flannel one.

Is it not just ironic?
post #42 of 70
Nothing wrong with wearing a good, black suit, so long as it's not the only suit you wear. Have a good navy and charcoal/grey suit as well and you'll be fine.
post #43 of 70
Black on certain complexions can be dramatic. (Gerard Way, Tom Cruise.) More attention and more compliments. However, some viewers might dislike it.

Black on pale, low-contrast complexions tends to wear the wearer. Black on big&tall men makes them look more, often too, intimidating. A copious amount of black is relatively sinister.
post #44 of 70
My opinion: a well tailored black suit + well-fitting white shirt+ flashy tie + pocket square= Money. Black suits are totally G. Love them, and don't understand why people are anti-black here.
post #45 of 70
The best compliments I have been given, have been when wearing a black suit. In one scenario, someone thought I was the manager of a high-end department store.
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