Was it discussed why black suits are considered normative in in Asian countries? I always found it somewhat dreary and more because it's an easy choice than for any culturally-ingrained reasons. Interestingly, in Japan black suits are quite standard and expected for funerals, yet people who look like they don't give a darn can always be seen shuffling around in baggy black suits to work every day, too (most people). As to black trousers, I was having the same discussion with someone recently: I think it's just too funerary (and bland) looking for everyday wear, but he was telling me that black trousers with white shirt is the height of simplistic minimalism. I think it's a bit brutal myself.
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1/10/10 at 7:45pm