Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by martinezj2567, Apr 8, 2012.
Can I try all three? And why can't the tie and PS be the same color?
The pocket square is a separate accessory. It's meant to add contrast. A matching PS defeats this purpose. You will see some ties sold with a matching PS. Throw it away or wear it with a different tie.
You can do all three if you want. But you can look a little over the top if most of the men aren't wearing a boutonniere or PS. Nice thing about the PS is that you can pull it out and stuff it in your pocket if need be.
It gets easier with practice. You learn what you like and what you don't like. Don't get too caught up in the process. The goal is to dress well, but it's also about having a good time at the ball. Don't forget that part. Have a good time. Post a picture when you put it all together if you're comfortable with that. Just remember that you'll invariably get posts suggesting changes.
It's good to be reminded the foundation of style cause I know I'll need it in the back of my head going through this process, I'm still leaning on the black on black right now, but I'll take that to heart. Thank you for the feedback on that.
Absolutely, I can wholeheartedly agree to that. Thank you for the advice, I'll post the picture soon with what I have and we'll go from there. Thanks again!
Black suit + Black shirt was extremely popular in high school. I always associated people who wore that combination as style illiterate, but that is just my opinion.
Last night I was subjected to watching a traumatising episode of toddlers and tiaras. The male judge was wearing a black shirt and a black suit, he looked like a fool. Surely your a better man then the douche on t.v but I would try a different outfit.
Everything else takes far more practice and you don't have enough time for that.
Yeah my mistake I meant black suit + black shirt.
Can't... tell... if... trolling.
When it doubt, assume yes and move on.
Here's the thing, I know that I may not have the technical or style know-how like many people on this forum. I came here to hear what people had to share and take from those opinions information that I find valid. Maybe it's my egregious sense of style compared to everyone else here, I'm not sure. It seems like there is a consistent theme that black on black is immature and therefore, disregarded. As I'm sure you've all seen, there have been other people/celebrities to try the style and it had worked. Yes I get how George Clooney may be the only one and I am NOT George Clooney, but why only them? I guess what I'm asking is where does this hate for black on black come from? Rather than being dismissive and saying highschool/troll/immature, respond in more technical terms I suppose. Why can't it work? Why have people still tried if it's such a fashion no-no even beyond the age of high school? I'm more than willing to listen and if need be put in some change in the outfit if the argument is valid, I enjoy hearing differing opinions.
If you would let us enjoy a photograph of your "black on black" ensemble, I am sure that your desire to enjoy differing opinions about it will come true.
Who's George Clooney?
Here's a story about why it can't work:
Was sitting in a bar with a few friends after a formal event. One of my friends was wearing a black shirt and black suit while the rest of us were in more SF accepted combinations (I hope). Myself in a grey Prince of Wales check suit, light blue oxford shirt and burgundy wool knit tie). My all-black-wearing friend picked up our now empty glasses and headed to the bar to get some more drinks. Whilst carrying these empty glasses a young guy lightly grabbed his cuff and politely ordered some food for himself and his table, it was not until interrupted by my all-black-clad friend that he became aware he was a customer and not a waiter simply clearing tables.
If you are mistaken for barstaff in an outfit you deemed appropriate for a formal event you have not dressed correctly!
Also: I'm going to quote my favourite style blogger 'Nice Try, Bro' in explaining why people still dress that way beyond high school - "Because most people are clueless troglodytes"
If you want some good inspiration for great suiting combinations check out here: http://ethandesu.tumblr.com/
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I have read similar cautionary stories on AAAC, sometimes with the phrase "tally-ho!" in it.
The immortal iDreaded-Mistaken-for-a-Waiter Tale.
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