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Is black suit an acceptable business attire? - Page 71post #1051 of 10683/12/15 at 9:19pmWeird to see this thread brought back from the dead after so long. The whole idea of CBD and reason for following certain rules that are in place for menswear IMO is that, while not everyone knows the rules, there is a degree to which people understand the broad strokes on at least an unconscious level. Most people will not think, "OMG. I can't believe that guy is wearing a black suit. Doesn't he know better?" Of those who think it, most will have the good manners to not say it. But they may prefer the look of a navy or dark grey suit even if they don't know exactly why. The main reason to break the rules is to look better and I don't see many cases where wearing a black suit makes one look better. Especially since black looks better in the evening and business is conducted during the day (yeah, I've worked plenty of jobs with long hours where one is in the office well into the evening, but y'all know what I mean).post #1052 of 10683/13/15 at 4:36pmpost #1053 of 10683/13/15 at 5:27pmQuote:
So is it acceptable for business or not? You haz me confuse....post #1054 of 10683/14/15 at 7:39amQuote:
This makes ZERO sense.post #1055 of 10683/14/15 at 7:39ampost #1056 of 10683/16/15 at 1:41pmQuote:
Second sentence contradicts your first.post #1057 of 10682/7/16 at 8:54ampost #1058 of 10682/7/16 at 12:03pmpost #1059 of 10682/7/16 at 12:22pmpost #1060 of 10682/7/16 at 6:24pmpost #1061 of 10682/8/16 at 4:12pmQuote:I can't disagree with either of your points, but I think it is the starkness that is part of the appeal for me.
With the right contrast of colours it can be striking rather than stark. However, not all blacks are the same so it's important to get the right shade/texture.post #1062 of 10689/19/16 at 3:11amQuote:
Completely agree, the midnight charcoal gray is black at night and totally appropriate for business during the day, the white shirt at night makes it elegant, a light or ice blue during daytime makes it business appropriate.
Where it becomes questionable is when it looks so dressy/formal during the day charcoal gray-white shirt that it draws attention to the clothing, not the man.
The key here is the suit fabric itself, Black is just too severe for daytime, charcoal gray should be muted, absolutely no shine to it, beware any tendency toward sharkskinpost #1063 of 10689/19/16 at 7:50am
There's also different types of black cloth (well obviously) H Lessers is flat and somber, clearly meant for a funeral or funeral director, quite different from say a mohair or Dormeuil Amadeus with a paper press finish.
I think though it depends on the type of business you are doing, obviously people with time on their hands working in offices post a lot here but this is not the whole world of business.
Edited by David Reeves - 9/19/16 at 10:58ampost #1064 of 10689/19/16 at 9:20pmQuote:
In at least partial defense of beating the dead horse, I read the first 50 pages of responses and found lots of responses about alcohol, semantic debates about the meaning of words, philosophical debates about whether fashion rules exist at all, and rehashing of old internet grudges, but very little relevant to the original question.post #1065 of 10689/20/16 at 6:07amQuote:Originally Posted by recentgrad
In at least partial defense of beating the dead horse, I read the first 50 pages of responses and found lots of responses about alcohol, semantic debates about the meaning of words, philosophical debates about whether fashion rules exist at all, and rehashing of old internet grudges, but very little relevant to the original question.
(1) You're quoting my post from 18 months ago.
(2) That tends to happen on StyleForum.
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