What's the purpose of the third jacket front pocket (the one above the regular front pocket on a suit)?
Is this modern? Is it conservative enough for (common theme in my posts) law firms?
Asking bc there is third FP on the Washington suitsupply suit ( http://www.suitsupply.com/shop/1.P2778W/Suit?filter_27=736 )
Oh my, who am I to argue with a random blog?
Black ties with a dark colored suit are associated in the general culture with funerals. Unless you want to spend all day saying "no, I'm just wearing a black tie" or have people looking at you weird, I don't recommend wearing a black tie. This link might as well be an argument for bringing back spats or the ascot.
If he's pairing a black tie with something else, like the blog's tan suit or something "sartorial" he's obviously not at a point where he needs to ask for advice on the beginners thread.