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Poll Results: Do you wear a black suit to work?

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 22% (39)
    Yes
  • 61% (109)
    No
  • 16% (30)
    Outside of the office
177 Total Votes  
post #46 of 77
Isn't black considered "the" power suit in some Asian Business settings?
post #47 of 77
I wear one to work b/c black/navy/charcoal are suits suggested for the workplace. I can occasionally get away with a grey suit. Although I enjoy the fit of my black suit, I did not invest a lot of money into it and just choose a black suit that looks stylish because I would not wear it outside of the workplace. Although it looks nice, I think black is overused and you are limited to what you can wear.
post #48 of 77
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Originally Posted by AncientSoul View Post

Isn't black considered "the" power suit in some Asian Business settings?

Yes.
post #49 of 77
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Originally Posted by dks202 View Post

I believe younger guys tend to wear black because it's cool and trendy right now... just like slim fit shirts, pants, and suits.
+1. I think a lot of younger guys gravitate to the black suit because some celebrity they admire/worship wears one. They don't stop to think that only short while ago said celebrity was as yet undiscovered and was in no way thought to be a style icon. Ultimately it's style without a lot of thought behind it ... it's style without content.
post #50 of 77
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Originally Posted by RSS View Post

Ultimately it's style without a lot of thought behind it ... it's style without content.

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post #51 of 77
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Originally Posted by jhcam8 View Post

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If you have a question ... just ask ... I won't bite.
post #52 of 77
I was at one of the local Macy's this morning. (Don't worry, I didn't purchase anything.) While there, I saw/overheard a father (maybe mid-40s) buying his teenage son his first suit. The father was incredibly excited about the black suit that he found for his son. So much so that he got one for himself, too. The son actually preferred a charcoal suit, but ended up with a black one. Maybe that is why so many young people own black suits. Over-bearing dads.
post #53 of 77
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Originally Posted by caktaylor View Post

I was at one of the local Macy's this morning. (Don't worry, I didn't purchase anything.) While there, I saw/overheard a father (maybe mid-40s) buying his teenage son his first suit. The father was incredibly excited about the black suit that he found for his son. So much so that he got one for himself, too. The son actually preferred a charcoal suit, but ended up with a black one. Maybe that is why so many young people own black suits. Over-bearing dads.

or overbearing mothers. The truth is that like so many of the rules of dress, the black suit rule has been eroded. Hell, even I wear one, and I wear a hat and sock garters. My grandfather used to say that one must have a hat for business. While my grandfather was well known as a stylish man, my father and his brothers simply do not care; there is a generational change when it comes to dress. Some of it is good; most of it I abhor. But black suits are here to stay. Fundamentally, most people where suits infrequently, only to weddings and funerals. Wearing black is de rigeur at the latter, and acceptable at the former (unless it is a summer wedding, but don't get me started on those). So long as there is a demand, tailors and stores will supply it.
post #54 of 77
In college I joined an academic organization that required a black suit. They claimed that it was the most professional color confused.gif. Needless to say, that is how I ended up with my abortion of a first suit.
post #55 of 77
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Originally Posted by Texastyle View Post

In college I joined an academic organization that required a black suit. They claimed that it was the most professional color confused.gif. Needless to say, that is how I ended up with my abortion of a first suit.

Yeah, my academic institution taught all of us(Business students btw) to wear black suits, black pants, black ties, black shoes, black belt and white shirts. Essentially wear what you would to a funeral to an interview/meeting.

But needless to say being me, I rebelled and got a navy suit because black was just not me.

I always felt black suits were too boring.
post #56 of 77
Can people please stop bringing up this idiotic non-dilemma (which has been covered ad nauseum) ? I'd rather posters hijack this forum to debate whether chocolate or vanilla ice cream is more birthday appropriate,
post #57 of 77
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Originally Posted by tatecloths View Post

Can people please stop bringing up this idiotic non-dilemma (which has been covered ad nauseum) ? I'd rather posters hijack this forum to debate whether chocolate or vanilla ice cream is more birthday appropriate,

Obviously chocolate is the appropriate choice.
post #58 of 77
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post #59 of 77
I'd love to invite Vanilla Ice to my birthday party.
post #60 of 77
i like chocolate vanilla swirl.
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