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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%
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  1. MikeDT

    MikeDT Senior member

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    I'm sure black suits have their uses, probably government agents, FBI, NSA, etc. and for funerals.
     
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  2. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    no one cares and there are different shades of black that could look gray or navy.
     
  3. lasbar

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    over-bearing and paying dad...
     
  4. Texastyle

    Texastyle Senior member

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    Don't read the thread then silly goose.
     
  5. Sanguis Mortuum

    Sanguis Mortuum Senior member

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    If a black was light enough to look grey then it wouldn't be black, it would be grey. Black fabrics may look grey after they've faded but will start out looking black. And black never looks navy; if it did it again wouldn't be black, it would be midnight blue (or navy).
     
  6. MikeDT

    MikeDT Senior member

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    The OP and poll could have been meant as a troll post, trying to get the SF groupthink to bite.
     
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  7. FlyingMonkey

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    10-15 years ago, I used to wear cheap black cotton suits. With black shirts and neon ties. It was meant to be ironic and 'cyberpunk'. And I'm not against that, if that's what you want to do and you can pull it off in your workplace or life. I don't have a dogmatic opposition to any particular colour. That would be silly. However, my appreciation of fabric has changed a lot since then. I still like a dark suit, but midnight blue or dark charcoal, especially with some pattern has so much more depth and interest than black. However sometimes, texture can even make black work in itelf - it is far from CBD, but I also used to have black corduroy suit, which I loved, and which I would still wear occasionally if it fitted me. So sue me...
     
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  8. lasbar

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    10-15 years ago, I used to wear cheap black cotton suits. With black shirts and neon ties. It was meant to be ironic and 'cyberpunk'. And I'm not against that, if that's what you want to do and you can pull it off in your workplace or life. I don't have a dogmatic opposition to any particular colour.

    Very Gary Numan ...

    I will wear a black linen suit for a casual evening out..
     
  9. FlyingMonkey

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  10. daspianist

    daspianist Well-Known Member

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    What about dark navy ink, which under some lights (florescent, especially) could be construed as black? Would a garment color of such semblance to black be also viewed negatively upon here?

    Just curious, since while I marginally dislike black, I do fancy a navy ink suit someday.
     
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  11. lasbar

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    I love blue and I have 10 different dark blue suits...

    I love ink blue...
     
  12. chogall

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    Weaves also play a role in the 'blackness' of the black fabrics. For example, black flannel will appear more black than black herringbone, black velvet will appear more black than black flannel, and kettle appears more black than pot.

    Besides, according to the forum group-think, black fabrics does not look black under artificial lights. So what's the big deal about black suits?
     
  13. daspianist

    daspianist Well-Known Member

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    Please be considerate of those who browse SF from the office when you post image such as these.

    Thanks.
     
  14. deadly7

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    And skin tone.

    Pasty white people look awful in black suits. People that are colored look a lot better because of less contrast.
     
  15. lasbar

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    It is a great terrorist colour...

    You're spot on...

    Are you a sartorial profiler?
     
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  16. sugarglider unrelism

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    Speaking of black...my head must have been full of coal dust twice in a row b/c I hesitated on a sales site and lost out.

    ANYWAY, if anyone out there has a self striped, chalk striped, single or double breasted, BLACK Brioni, Canali, Zegna, whatever 46R - I am READY to pull the trigger,

    That's what I think of black suits.

    Thanks for reading my thread reply and all the best!
     
  17. Klobber

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    If you have $550 spare, I will let you take my unworn NWT Gucci black suit. I have no plans for wearing black anytime soon, and if I need to dress up, I have a midnight blue suit that will suit any occasion. Your call buddy.
     

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