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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. 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.
     


  2. vida

    vida Senior Member

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


  3. pvrhye

    pvrhye Distinguished 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"
     


  4. Liquidus

    Liquidus Distinguished Member

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    Did you expect differently?
     


  5. 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.
     


  6. lasbar

    lasbar Stylish Dinosaur

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    The Man in Charcoal in question will be a gentleman..
     


  7. jawboneofa

    jawboneofa Senior Member

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    It's funny how a consensus is so often cast as "groupthink" by those who disagree, both on SF and in society at large. Perhaps you could just say that you think differently? It's not like SF members are conspiring to make millions on shorted black suit futures (although if you guys are, can you tell me what your next pick is?)


    I guess if your only two options are black suit or SF sexual object, go for black. But this strikes me as an incredibly false dichotomy.
     


  8. jawboneofa

    jawboneofa Senior Member

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    Also, I voted no on the black suit. At the risk of being part of the collective, charcoal, grey, and blue are all better options, all other characteristics of the suit being equal.
     


  9. Klobber

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    + infinity :D

    That made my glum expression happier, comment of the day so far.

    anything solid black to work = never
    black pinstripe = I am a bit on the fence. I do wonder if the impact of white / chalk / gray stripes is enough to prevent you looking washed out.
    black herringbone = ?
     


  10. guyver00

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    Troll...

    Anyway to OP, wear a black suit if you're shooting Reservoir Dogs, or if you're a fashion icon like Jay Manuel :rotflmao:
     
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2011


  11. AlexE

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    Finally - and I thought this topic would never be discussed here!
     


  12. academe

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    I think you have come to the wrong forum. Your kind aren't welcome here. :censored:
     


  13. Sanguis Mortuum

    Sanguis Mortuum Distinguished Member

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    You mean like those "ugly fat lapeled, flannel/check patterned,1970's sport coat monstrosities" that make up most of Tom Ford's collections? Yeah, I'm sure you think you're being really modern and fashionable by hating on them, but really you're proving the opposite.

    PS: Not everyone lives in America, and certainly not in LA. Judging peoples opinions on a global clothing forum based on your experiences in LA is like judging global trends in interior decorating by living in a cave in the mountains of Afghanistan.
     


  14. stevent

    stevent Distinguished Member

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    The amount of black suits worn around Indiana during job recruiting season is probably at 60-75%. By students and recruiters.

    While I prefer Navy and Charcoal, there are plenty of people in the real world wearing black suits.
     


  15. TheTukker

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    It's hard to believe how many people have voted in the affirmative.
     


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