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post #121 of 146
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

You are correct, sir.

Indeed, assuming finances are not an issue, the idea of not having a black suit for funerals, and certain weddings and certain evenings, is, in the minds of many, not only nonsensical, but in poor taste.

Number of weddings I have been to where a black suit was specifically requested and anyone would have been put off by a charcoal or navy suit: 0
Number of funerals I have been where anyone was offended that I wore a charcoal suit: 0
Number of non-costume parties I have been to where a black suit was specifically requested and anyone would have been put off by a charcoal or navy suit: 0
Number of people other than you that I have seen suggest that a charcoal or navy suit worn instead of black is ever in poor taste: 0
Repeat for description of not wearing a black suit being nonsensical: 0

The idea that wearing a black suit is in poor taste is a lot less nonsensical than the idea that wearing a charcoal or navy suit is in poor taste. I would like to know who this "many" is and if they are at all informed on matters of style of etiquette. If you like black suits, that's your business, but there is no authority for suggesting that not owning one is either nonsensical or in poor taste.
post #122 of 146

A great black suit is the best idea. It falls under the lines of owning a great white dress shirt - every man should own at least 1.

 

Going with a black suit just means you can really play with textured ties. 

post #123 of 146
Thread Starter 

Ok so I picked up a black J.A Banks suit on sale, it's half-canvassed platinium line suit, only 600$

 

 

post #124 of 146
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Originally Posted by archibaldleach View Post



The idea that wearing a black suit is in poor taste is a lot less nonsensical than the idea that wearing a charcoal or navy suit is in poor taste. I would like to know who this "many" is and if they are at all informed on matters of style of etiquette. If you like black suits, that's your business, but there is no authority for suggesting that not owning one is either nonsensical or in poor taste.

Don't ever represent yourself in court.
post #125 of 146
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Originally Posted by Dempsy444 View Post

Don't ever represent yourself in court.

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post #126 of 146
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Don't ever represent yourself in court.
Ah yes, when you haven't the ability to compose an actual argument ... attempt insult.
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+1
And when you haven't even the ability to compost insult.
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post #127 of 146

Go with SOLID, it never out fashion!

post #128 of 146
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Originally Posted by Dempsy444 View Post


If the question were " should I get a black suit for work in the day" I would say no. However, the OP is proposing to add a black suit to his already full wardrobe for the purpose of funerals, weddings and evenings.. That's a different situation. Ranting against a black suit in that context is nonsense.

 

Exactly.  But context is more or less immediately lost here when the subject of a black suit is raised.  Auto-rant is immediately engaged, and follows a predictable course.  I am pleased to see a few voices willing to speak against the tirade, though.  That is most encouraging.

 

Oh, did I ever tell you about that one time at band camp - I found a brand new Kiton suit on sale for 35 cents, but passed on it because it was deal-breaker black? happy.gif

post #129 of 146
Black is for morticians and fashionistas, and never-ending evenings ...
post #130 of 146
definitely go solid. FWIW, i do think if you have the other basics covered, a black suit is a necessity. I dont have one either, and lately ive kinda wanted one. shog[1].gif
post #131 of 146
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Originally Posted by Dempsy444 View Post

Don't ever represent yourself in court.

Come back when you learn how to compose an argument. The fact that you have the need to resort to a pretty bland and uncreative insult (seriously, if you're going to insult me, at least do it with a bit of pinache so I can have a chuckle) shows that you have nothing of substance to offer in response to my points.
post #132 of 146
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Originally Posted by DerekS View Post

FWIW, i do think if you have the other basics covered, a black suit is a necessity. I dont have one either, and lately ive kinda wanted one. shog[1].gif
It's hardly a necessity. But by all means, if you want one, get one.

When it comes to suits, I have more than average. Perhaps 100. Of course, I've been around for more than just a while and have had a few years to put the wardrobe together. And as I'm the same size today as back when ... and have long preferred style to fashion, I can still fit in the first suit Anderson & Sheppard made for me in the 70s. Not one of my suits is solid black. I really don't find that I'm missing anything. Even my dinner coats are midnight blue ... except for the two in creamy white.
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post #134 of 146
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It's hardly a necessity. But by all means, if you want one, get one.

When it comes to suits, I have more than average. Perhaps 100. Of course, I've been around for more than just a while and have had a few years to put the wardrobe together. And as I'm the same size today as back when ... and have long preferred style to fashion, I can still fit in the first suit Anderson & Sheppard made for me in the 70s. Not one of my suits is solid black. I really don't find that I'm missing anything. Even my dinner coats are midnight blue ... except for the two in creamy white.

If/when i get a dinner suit, im fairly certain id go midnight blue. Looks absolutely fantastic. But sometimes, as much as i hate to admit it, i want a slim black trendy suit. i know ill regret it, and i know ill look like a douche, but every once in awhile im pretty damn tempted.

I fugure ill give in one day and regret it horribly. nod[1].gif
post #135 of 146
DerekS, don't you dare tell anyone ... but I've thought from time to time that I'd like to have one. After the beautiful black suit I saw the other day, I'm thinking more about it. But at sixty-somthing ... I don't do the kind of clubbing that dictates a black suit.
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