Allow me to vent as I kick myself for just having completed one of the stupider, more embarrasing style-related things I've done in years. Â I had been looking for a slim, black suit to replace an older one that was ready to be retired. Â I've noticed suits with silhouttes like these (trim cut, flat front pants, etc.) to be a relatively big thing this spring, and mine was intended to be worn not only during the day (to work), but as a tux/black tie alternative (to be paired with white shirt and silver or black tie) or with a button-down shirt open at the neck to be worn to dinner/out on the town/or over jeans a la Tom Ford. I saw what I thought to be a nice and incredibly priced Hugo Boss version at a Hugo Boss outlet store. Â A very poorly lighted outlet store, I might add. Â I quickly tried it on (we were in a hurry), brought it to my tailor the next day (who also works in a poorly lighted shop), and just returned to pick it up. Â When I wore it outside, I realized- for the first time- that it was actually navy(.) and very much like a suit I already own that didn't need replacing. Â My wife and I were not able to distinguish the 2 colors on this suit before now. So here's the point: have any of you ever dealt with this dark navy/black issue before, or done something as moronic as this? Â And do you think that I could pull off what is actually a navy suit as a tux/black tie alternative? (I'm guessing it would be glaringly obvious in a room full of jet-black tuxes) Â And would Tom Ford ever scrap his usual black jacket over white shirt and jeans uniform for a navy jacket. Sorry to vent. Â I'm going to go drown my sorrows now. Â Thanx for any input.
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3/28/02 at 4:53pm