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. 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.
     


  2. dreamspace

    dreamspace Senior member

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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.
     


  3. myk7000

    myk7000 Senior member

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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.
     


  4. 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.
     


  5. Quadcammer

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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.
     


  6. MarkThomas

    MarkThomas Senior member

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    +1

    The "H" Hermes belt screams: "I spent a ton of cash on my Hermes and I plan to give you herpes. Let's dance!"

    You'd be less douchey putting your shirt collar on the outside of your jacket lapel.
     


  7. IChen

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    How so...I think the belt doesn't look that bad. Even if it was a belt that has a H from a cheap brand, it doesn't look that bad for casual.
     


  8. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Senior member

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    Its a big freaking H buckle. Not only is it gauche signage for hermes in an attempt to make everyone think you are rich, its a freaking letter in the middle of your outfit.

    I don't think anyone will here will tell you otherwise.
     


  9. IChen

    IChen Senior member

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    I think the H is ugly too. The leather sure is nice but it's not like everyone buys them to show off their wealth or the fact that they have a Hermes item...maybe they actually like the look and want to wear things that stand out.
     


  10. quaker13

    quaker13 Senior member

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    When i posted that pic i wasn't specifically trying to identify a corresponding belt, but rather an all black outfit. I thing the "H" hermes belt is really about somebody wanting a belt with noticeable character rather than opting for the generic garden variety SF approved belt
     


  11. VinnyMac

    VinnyMac Senior member

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    The best way to pull it off is to literally pull it off and put on different colors
     


  12. TheWraith

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    Avoid this look. Unless you're someone like George Clooney, you can't pull it off and there's no point trying.
     


  13. HughJ

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    Putting aside that I don't think Timberlake or Clooney are "pulling this off", how much better would each of their outfits be if their shirts introduced some contrast? That's why you should avoid the black shirt, not just because it's a forum faux pas.
     


  14. FlyingMonkey

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    I think you're missing the point, or lots of points. Firstly, the idea that 'character' comes from something so superficial, and secondly that what SF approves is 'generic'. What SF MC approves is quality in materials, care in manufacture, and fit and coherence in look.

    SW&D isn't that much different simply more oriented to fashion. However they would also laugh at the black on black with the Hermes belt. Because it makes someone look like a ridiculous brand-whoring Z-list celebrity wannabe. Outside of certain clubs in provincial East and South-East Asian cities, there really isn't a context where this works.

    This doesn't mean monochrome can't work. But black is actually the most difficult 'colour' to do monochrome in, unless you're going for the classic rock'n'roll uniform of black jeans, boots and leather jacket - and even then it usually works better with some contrast. Shades of grey would be much more interesting from almost any style perspective.
     
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    It's very okay for clubbing including the belt. The belt is even more appropriate for clubs coz it attracts the...
     


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