Suggestions for a one-time black suit

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  1. Flame

    Flame Senior member

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    I have to be attending a funeral shortly soon.

    I need a black suit in this case, but my current wardrobe only has charcoal, heather and navy.

    Since this is a one-time event, what would be a good option?
     


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    tiger02 Militarist

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    The charcoal suit you already have, with a black tie.
     


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    Stuttjukken Well-Known Member

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    Wear Your charcoal suit.
     


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    Agreed, wear the charcoal. There will almost certainly be people at the funeral in less appropriate attire.
     


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    Agreed, wear the charcoal. There will almost certainly be people at the funeral in less appropriate attire.

    Like jeans and tees...

    Jon.
     


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    Thanks. So white shirt + black tie? Does the neckwear have to be plain black or is subtle patterns acceptable?

    I'm going with black shoes btw. no need to be a dandy for a solemn event.
     


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    Just for clarification that Ben Silver tie is a knit sock tie, not grenadine, and at $75 a bit overpriced compared to BB, Press, etc.
     


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    mensimageconsultant Senior member

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    Charcoal is the best choice, but that rests on the assumption that the suits are solids and identical in fit and style. If, for example, the charcoal suit is Armani and the navy one Brooks Brothers, you probably should wear the navy.
     


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    j (stands for Jerk) Admin

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    Just for clarification that Ben Silver tie is a knit sock tie, not grenadine, and at $75 a bit overpriced compared to BB, Press, etc.
    Wait, is there a difference? I thought grenadine was just knit silk.
     


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