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Black suit and black shirt. Please show me the best way to pull off this look at a lounge or martini

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by quaker13, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. quaker13

    quaker13 Senior member

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  2. Nicola

    Nicola Senior member

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    [​IMG]

    You can only dream of looking that good in a black shirt.
     
  3. Frankie22

    Frankie22 Senior member

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    You wont get much love on this look here.
    Timberlake does it well from an "edgy" perspective:

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  4. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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    Not really SF wear.

    Try it with a black silver or bright red tie (I have seen those) but don't expect anyone to like it here.
     
  5. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Senior member

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    i knew you were trouble at post 1
     
  6. Cant kill da Rooster

    Cant kill da Rooster Senior member

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    Some people can pull off this look...

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    Most can't...

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  7. Rolex Luthor

    Rolex Luthor Senior member

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    I know I've ripped off this line from Esquire before on this forum, but it seems particularly appropriate here.

    Before wearing your black suit with a black shirt, pre-treat them by throwing them away.
     
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  8. jeff13007

    jeff13007 Senior member

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    Asides from proper fit there really isn't anyway to screw up this look, its just black on black. Although this look isn't liked here its very hard to get wrong because theres no color clashing you have to worry about etc.
     
  9. quaker13

    quaker13 Senior member

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    Where does disdain of black suit black shirt on this forum come from???
     
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    You can search for more specific information, but I will attempt to summarize: black suits should generally not be worn for business, and should be avoided during the day. At night, some consider them acceptable. A black shirt is universally regarded as awful. It creates no contrast with the (usually) dark suit (black or otherwise), and the different-but-similar shades of black (pure black is impossible) look terrible together. They are usually worn (horribly) by people who are trying to be trendy and "fashion foward."
     
  11. Quadcammer

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    not wanting to look like a tool
     
  12. quaker13

    quaker13 Senior member

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    what if you remove the jacket??

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  13. Wallcloud

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    I would suggest pulling it off like this

    [VIDEO][/VIDEO]

    watch until 50 second mark, or dont.
     
  14. Quadcammer

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    seriously?
    You think this looks good?

    The douchey sunglasses and hermes belt also?

    give me a break
     
  15. quaker13

    quaker13 Senior member

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    you guys are brutal, but i can take it. what would you suggest as a welcome alternative. btw i like the belt
     
  16. Blackunderpants

    Blackunderpants Well-Known Member

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    If you are seriously good looking it is only natural that you look good in everything. The look itself isn't very good.
     
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    Well, that really depends on the occasion doesn't it?

    In a club? Very acceptable(well, remeove sunglasses... ).
    In a formal business meeting? Not so much.
     
  18. myk7000

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    I'd say try to stay away from this look if you can. It's too dark and too hard to figure out the breaks of clothing.

    However, if you must try and pull it off, I think some accents and breaking up of the pieces will help.

    For example, having a shiny belt break the shirt and pants up, maybe a pocket square or tie that has a somewhat light burst of color patterns. A watch that isn't black-faced.

    In a club, I'd say this is a lot more acceptable as you can't really see much anyway, but not my first recommendation for a look.
     
  19. Quadcammer

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    Is it acceptable, sure.

    Is a loose fitting JAB suit acceptable for business meetings? sure.

    This place is about going above the acceptable.
     
  20. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Senior member

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    This is not the right forum for such things. Check Street wear and Denim. This forum is more about more formal menswear, not club wear.
     

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