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Livening Up A Black Suit

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by galwaykinnell, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. Testudo_Aubreii

    Testudo_Aubreii Senior member

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    Just to illustrate my position, I think this shirt of Will's would be pretty near ideal, worn with a white square and a wedding tie.
     
  2. SuitMyself

    SuitMyself Senior member

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    The only acceptable way to liven up a black suit is to bleach it white.

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  3. NAMOR

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    The only acceptable way to liven up a black suit is to bleach it white.
    or set it ablaze
     
  4. Knucklehead

    Knucklehead Senior member

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    Has anyone here ever worn light brown shoes with a black suit? I've heard that people do that in Italy.
     
  5. ALFAMALE

    ALFAMALE Senior member

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    I want luca's suit.
     
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    NAMOR Senior member

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  7. bluesman528

    bluesman528 Senior member

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    I would want Luca's suit only if I had his body dimensions, too. [​IMG] [​IMG] Besides, it's nicely fitted but purely fashionable (color, jacket too short). It's quite a good choice for the 50th suit in anyone's closet. [​IMG]
     
  8. robinsongreen68

    robinsongreen68 Senior member

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    i'm going to copy that look with my black kilgour peak lapel. where would i find a tie like luca's?
     
  9. lincolnshirepaul

    lincolnshirepaul Active Member

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    I would aim for something like Prince Charles's fantastic silk pocket square here.

    I've hardly ever seen a man look so at home in a tux, unlike William with his brogues, travolta-esque trousers, stuffy white pocket square, and rather oversize jacket.

    Btw, Charles's FC looks fantastic, how would I instruct my tailor to make my cuffs this way? And what kind of cuff links would I need?

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  10. ter1413

    ter1413 Senior member

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    Go with the earlier suggestion: pink gingham shirt and white ps. that's it. HOWEVER, get some nice shoes....
    (And after the wedding, get yourself a blue suit, a can of gasoline and some matches(for the black suit!)
     
  11. Octoberfile

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    Nothing wrong with a black suit....I've got four of them....you'll never run out of funerals to wear them at since everyone eventually dies. They're also rather appropriate for indoor weddings, since a wedding is just a funeral for the groom anyway.
     
  12. ter1413

    ter1413 Senior member

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    Nothing wrong with a black suit....I've got four of them....you'll never run out of funerals to wear them at since everyone eventually dies. They're also rather appropriate for indoor weddings, since a wedding is just a funeral for the groom anyway.

    DON'T listen to him^^^!
     
  13. lasbar

    lasbar Senior member

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    Nothing wrong with a black suit....I've got four of them....you'll never run out of funerals to wear them at since everyone eventually dies. They're also rather appropriate for indoor weddings, since a wedding is just a funeral for the groom anyway.

    One is enough...

    Funerals and night out especially when clubs are involved...

    Women love a man in a black suit...
     
  14. Parker

    Parker Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I know we've beat the black suit horse to death, but I've always thought it can look good.. especially if you have the coloring for it. Usually looks best in a designer cut, for casual, social occasions. Personally I think pink and black is too harsh. I'd go light blue shirt with a subdued color tie. Maybe even a wedding tie like one of these. Again... gray or navy suit will be far more useful and easier to match shirts, ties, color, etc.
    where would i find a tie like luca's?
    Here.
     
  15. Octoberfile

    Octoberfile Senior member

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    That tie is very nice indeed.....and nothing beats the look of a nice black pinstrip DB or 3-piece for those hot dates at chez louie...during the evening of course.
     

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