Hey everyone, I'm facing a bit of a dilemma trying to pick the color of my next suit. As background, here are the suits I currently own:
- Navy blue wool
- Grey (medium) heathered wool flannel
- Grey (light) wool-linen
- Grey (dark, borderline charcoal) wool
The grey suits get me through most occasions - the darker one for business meetings, wool-linen for summer weddings, heathered wool flannel for cooler weather. I just picked up the navy suit (J.Crew Factory Voyager) to replace an older one, and intend to use it on long business trips where wrinkling is a concern.
I was entertaining the idea of getting a 3-piece black suit for more formal occasions. I'm aware that for black-tie "required" you must wear a tux, and for "optional" you might be able to get by with a 3-piece black suit dressed up with white pocket square and black tie (not bowtie). Is this true? I'm trying to see if a black suit could be more versatile. i.e. funerals, business, more formal events. And I don't attend that many black tie events (can count to date one so far) so I could just rent a tux when need be. Wondering if a black suit is a "must-have" or not.
Otherwise I was considering a dark charcoal worsted wool suit which could be used for semi-formal and business occasions. Curious what other options could be outside of these.
Any help would be most appreciated!