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post #646 of 1038
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Originally Posted by Always Suited View Post
That is a good idea except I am not a boat rocker.

Just for laughs because he sounds like the type of guy who checks to see if his sink is turned off 20 times before he can leave his place.



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Originally Posted by Always Suited View Post
There is a young guy in my department who continues to wear his 3 or 4 button suits, striped or pastel shirts with loud ties. My boss picks on him. I am more of the quiet type.

Hmm, smacks of persecution.


This lad may be in need of sartorial succour. Sounds like a job for Dandy Man!
post #647 of 1038
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Do all of these comments also apply to black suits with pinstripes?
Yes. Any black pinstripe with some degree of aesthetic appeal would be even more appealing in charcoal or midnight blue. Pay no attention to the rabble-rousing proponents of black. That way lies ruin.
post #648 of 1038
Bump.

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post #649 of 1038
To the Mod: Is there a way to combine this thread with my Trad thread.
post #650 of 1038
i never dared wear a black suit to work. which is why i never owned one. i work in a very dressy but conservative firm.

a black suit would not be acceptable.

obviously, things are different in more creative, casual, tolerant workplaces.
post #651 of 1038
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Originally Posted by auto90403 View Post
i never dared wear a black suit to work. which is why i never owned one. i work in a very dressy but conservative firm.

a black suit would not be acceptable.

obviously, things are different in more creative, casual, tolerant workplaces.

Santa Monica is more traditional than I thought.

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To the Mod: Is there a way to combine this thread with my Trad thread.

Why, to make a dumb braid?

If so:

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post #653 of 1038
It would be interesting to test different reactions in business to someone in a well made black suit in an expensive cloth and a poorly made suit in an inexpensive cloth but in a charcoal.
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^^^ Six out of seven of those guys ended up dead. Think about that.
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LOL manton.

....charcoal and navy saves lives.
post #657 of 1038
Black is great. As long as you dont' work with a bunch of squares, there shouldn't be a problem. Its the post-modern 21st century people! Get with the times.
post #658 of 1038
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^^^ Six out of seven of those guys ended up dead. Think about that.

Hahah, true dat, but also remember that looking this good they obviously didn't care
post #659 of 1038
I have owned a black suit for several years. It probably straddles the business/after hours divide, being peak-lapel, one button and quite a fine cloth.

While I don't have any problem wearing it, and indeed they're a reasonably common sight in my profession for quasi-historical reasons (law), I'm just not enjoying it much anymore, as it restricts the range of shirts and ties I can wear, leading to the same handful of combinations.

I'm toying, therefore, with the idea of replacing the buttons with covered black buttons and wearing it for the evening as a dinner suit in the style which reputedly has gained some traction in Italy. Thoughts?
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Originally Posted by The False Prophet View Post
I have owned a black suit for several years. It probably straddles the business/after hours divide, being peak-lapel, one button and quite a fine cloth.

While I don't have any problem wearing it, and indeed they're a reasonably common sight in my profession for quasi-historical reasons (law), I'm just not enjoying it much anymore, as it restricts the range of shirts and ties I can wear, leading to the same handful of combinations.

I'm toying, therefore, with the idea of replacing the buttons with covered black buttons and wearing it for the evening as a dinner suit in the style which reputedly has gained some traction in Italy. Thoughts?

Mainly that I find it ironic how readily available suits exactly like you describe have become, while one must make an effort to find a dinner jacket in the same configuration.
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