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Black suit poll

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by vida, Sep 29, 2011.

Do you wear a black suit to work?

  1. Yes

    39 vote(s)
    23.2%
  2. No

    109 vote(s)
    64.9%
  3. Outside of the office

    30 vote(s)
    17.9%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. vida

    vida Senior member

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    I know, another post on black suits...
    I am always attracted to black in the store but have read so many times it is not appropriate outside of formal wear. I have seen makers from BB, RLBL (beautiful !), Tom Ford, Zegna, etc, that offer suits in black. I am tempted by its simplicity...where do you stand on this?
     
  2. ter1413

    ter1413 Senior member

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    Never to work.
    Only when I am out of work and have a job as a waiter!
     
  3. Hotel Guy

    Hotel Guy Senior member

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    If you like it, go for it. Who cares what a bunch of dudes on the internet think? :slayer:
     
  4. Superfluous

    Superfluous Senior member

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    They make em because people will buy em.
     
  5. lasbar

    lasbar Senior member

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    Go for as darker charcoal..

    It is not black and it is richer and more elegant.
     
  6. Chillax

    Chillax Well-Known Member

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    At work,no.
    But black suits are great if you want to cultivate a nightclubber, or hipster, or secret agent, or artsy or some other outre' vibe.
    I have a couple:happy:
     
  7. lasbar

    lasbar Senior member

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    Are you a hipster or a secret agent ?
     
  8. glenjay

    glenjay Senior member

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    I would only wear a black suit to a funeral. Also have a white cotton pocket square in case it is needed (silk, and your wife's mascara, do not mix).

    There are a number of better options for a business suit, black really shouldn't be considered an option for the stylish in my opinion.
     
  9. Blackhood

    Blackhood Senior member

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    Black is Fashion, not style.

    They have their place, and I believe that ultimately a well fitting black suit beats a mediocre charcoal one.
     
  10. Chillax

    Chillax Well-Known Member

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    I'm a secret agent. oh.........damn.........
     
  11. Yachting Man

    Yachting Man Senior member

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    I have two black suits. Typically they are only used for funerals or more formal events not requiring a tux.
     
  12. AncientSoul

    AncientSoul Well-Known Member

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    I just retired my Black Armani suit that served me very well, even in professional settings. It is not uncommon to see black suits in offices in Los Angeles. In the wild, they are not hated as much as they are here on SF.
     
  13. vida

    vida Senior member

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    "In the wild..." I like that:D
     
  14. blahman

    blahman Senior member

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    Funny that you put that poll up. Since you've read threads about black suit on SF already thus you should pretty much know the consensus on black suits around here.

    In the end though, no one will care enough to physically stop you from getting a black suit.
     
    Last edited: Sep 29, 2011
  15. Fred G. Unn

    Fred G. Unn Senior member

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    I'm a musician. I have one for when I'm required to wear it for a performance. If it's not required, I don't wear it.
    Fred
     
  16. Coronaeus

    Coronaeus Well-Known Member

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    When i start my second career selling cellular phone accessories at a shopping mall kiosk, I may start wearing a black suit to work. Until then, I don't think so.
     
  17. vida

    vida Senior member

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    Wow! Lots of hate towards the black suit............
     
  18. pvrhye

    pvrhye Senior member

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    I'd say they have a place in entertainment/clubs/etc.. Nobody wants to hear about "The Man in Charcoal"
     
  19. Liquidus

    Liquidus Senior member

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    Did you expect differently?
     
  20. Octoberfile

    Octoberfile Senior member

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    Black suit, blue suit, grey, charcoal, brown, dark tweed.....blah, blah, blah....just another option as far as I'm concerned. The SF yes men also like to poo poo on the brown suit as it is "too casual" for the workplace or makes you look like a member of the SA. The white suit is sneered at as representing the Mr. Roarke from Fantasy Island look. God forbid anyone put on anything other than a blue, grey or charcoal suit. This forum actually has threads that are dedicated to the color blue and the color grey, all toting the party line in lockstep fashion.....talk about obsession!

    Anyway, every job I've ever had only required wearing a suit to an interview and color was never a factor unless you walked in the conference room wearing an orange zootsuit. Even the partners chose to dress like crap every single day. When we met with clients, we were encouraged to dress "hip and cool".......that is, polo shirt business casual or what I like to refer as the "over-the-hill, middle aged geezer look" or you showed up looking like a mormon without the tie. I'm from L.A., and I have to admit that the servers at the California Pizza Kitchen dress way better than the cpa's and attorneys around here. There are certainly worse things you can wear to work other than a black suit, like for example, one of those ugly fat lapeled, flannel/check patterned,1970's sport coat monstrosities I see so many of you forum members jerking off too.
     

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