bryce330, what market are you in? Â While you appear to be very carefully groomed, my sense from your photo is that your firm allows its associates quite a bit more latitude than most firms of any size in, say... New York City. Â
I'm guessing that's not really bryce330 in that photo, but perhaps I'm wrong. This is an interesting thread though. I'm just curious as to why there is such a widespread negative connotation with black suits in more conservative professions. I'm a bit younger than most on this site, I believe, and it wasn't until my senior year of college when my buddies and I were starting to interview for jobs that one of my roommates, who was from a rather conservative background, mentioned that he didn't think it wise to ever wear a black suit to an interview or to the job. I was initially surprised by that, as I just assumed that as long as you were dressed smart and the suit fit, the color of the suit was somewhat arbitrary. (Obviously, I'm talking about earth tones and not something Dion Sanders would wear). I understand you probably wouldn't want to wear a black suit with a white shirt/black skinny tie combo to work in a conservative industry (even though that is what many hip designers push as THE LOOK), but why is black in itself bad? My roommate told me it conveyed "dishonesty". Also, was wondering what people thought of brown suits? I don't hear those mentioned much, but when I was in Paris I saw some men wearing amazingly stylish brown hues.