Originally Posted by RSS
The resistance to black suits predates the Internet. I tried to get Anderson & Sheppard to make a black funeral suit back in the late 70s. They insisted it be charcoal.
That said, just this week I was standing on line and the person in front of me was wearing a truly beautiful black suit. Not one of the dead black variety that are so common. This one was quite alive.
Black suits are an interesting one. They are seen as too severe for day wear these days. De rigueur in days of yore.
Its also a colour of cloth that benefits from a bit of sheen or finish. It can look a bit dingy without. Mohair in black is beautiful for example. Faille is another cloth that works well in Black.
I see it as a cloth best suited to a more fashionable look these days.