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post #16 of 31
I like black with taupe, bronze, or brown. Beige, as well.
post #17 of 31
Isn't the point that almost any nice shirt and tie go with a good black suit. You could do some interesting socks and some non-black shoes.
post #18 of 31
No, I won't take it that far. Black is too drastic for just any color to look soigne, alongside it . . . so far as maintaining a taste level in men's clothing, is concerned. For women, there's more leverage. But personally, I prefer a neutral or slightly perverse, brown, with black. I've seen Saint Laurent do army green, with black, in women's suits. The effect was striking, to be sure.
post #19 of 31
I love a brown suit with black shoes.
post #20 of 31
Hi Manton . . .

I find brown and black, to be extremely chic. Slightly perverse, as well. My sister has a YSL rive gauche suit, in brown and black herringbone, with shots of scarlet. It is absolutely stunning. Fall / Winter, 1985.
post #21 of 31
I'd wear it with a very rich chocolate brown shirt and some sort of dark charcoal tie (think Armani and you've got it).
post #22 of 31
With black suits I like wearing very tame, simple colors for shirt.

And for the Tie, a very bold, sharp color.

For this combo, I found that a subdued color of the tie...think an average of the shirt and tie works well.

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Black suits are great. Everyone should own one.
post #23 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by Manton
I love a brown suit with black shoes.

I do not believe you and will require photographs as proof
post #24 of 31
everyone knows Manton only wears black shoes by day and brown suits by night. Print ties however may be worn at anytime.
post #25 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by kitonbrioni
Isn't the point that almost any nice shirt and tie go with a good black suit. You could do some interesting socks and some non-black shoes.

Yes, that is what I do sometimes... shirt and socks lighten up the suit... but it would be hard to put on brown shoes with it...
post #26 of 31
There is a good article about the black suit at http://www.filmnoirbuff.com/article/...ck-suit-part-1
post #27 of 31
bah! who wrote that?
post #28 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by lakewolf
There is a good article about the black suit at http://www.filmnoirbuff.com/article/...ck-suit-part-1
I liked that article. Actually, what is says basically appears to be true. I am one of those who like to dress substantially in black, and I think that part of it is basically about trying to be "hip" (I guess that that is also the reason for why I am not that fond of blue blazers). I work in a quite conservative environment, but with a certain liberty when it comes to dressing. I like to dress in black inter alia because no other men at the company do. However, I am not sure that I am doing the right thing (nevertheless, at present it does not seem to hurt my professional career).
By the way, some years ago I asked my shirtmaker for a black fabric, and he told me that "Please, do not misunderstand me, Sir, but today, only gypsies wear black shirts". (Explanation for U.S. readers: In Spain, gypsie style is not considered appropriate for business; also, political correctness appears to be a pending issue for Spanish shirtmakers).
post #29 of 31
Quote:
Originally Posted by epa
"Please, do not misunderstand me, Sir, but today, only gypsies wear black shirts". (Explanation for U.S. readers: In Spain, gypsie style is not considered appropriate for business; also, political correctness appears to be a pending issue for Spanish shirtmakers).


Well I have a fitted black shirt made by Guglielminotti "Vintage Classic" model that is a clasic design with a sharp modern cut... and it looks wonderful at night! Me veo como un gitano, macho ! ... no I don't thik so really, but it is very nice... however... I never would wear black on black.. this looks like a priest to me...
post #30 of 31
Can we start sharing some pictures of black suits worn during nights please. Some black suit examples would be nice.
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