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%
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  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:
     


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    lasbar Senior member

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    Are you a hipster or a secret agent ?
     


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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

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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.........
     


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    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

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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

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


  14. blahman

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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
     


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