I'm a little late to this part of the conversation, but I'll just add that you showed examples of well known celebrities. 2 in particular - Clooney and Ford - have adopted a "look" that they keep pretty consistent. Seeing as they are frequent purveyors of late night activities and red carpets, a black suit works. If you also find yourself frequenting these occasions then by all means go forth with your D&G black suit. But for we non-celebs in a regular office environment, black is a no go if you are over the age of college.
AMProf, I like that, though I think the cardigan vest would be slightly more at home with a BD collar and a more-relaxed navy blazer. This is an interesting high/low thing you have going on, and though I like it, it is swimming upstream a little bit.
I never said I was a surgeon. Not once. At best I'm 12 years away. At worst, I won't even get into medical school.
My bad then. However I will caution you against benchmarking fashion and taste and clothing in general against doctors. Very few rank high on the fashionable or well dressed scale, ESPECIALLY to SF standards. (no offense HF, or any other doctors who frequent this board. my experience is based on those my wife works with, and others I've seen while traveling with her to industry conferences. there are always exceptions.)