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Why is everyone here againt blacksuits/pants?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by MarkI, Jul 22, 2009.

  1. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    Not true; I hate and am against black suits per se.

    This is the point in every black suit thread where I post a pic of that rarest of birds, the solid black Savile Row suit:

    [​IMG]

    This pic has the bonus feature of non-soporific necktie.

    Ladies and gentlemen: thank you and drive home safely.


    - B
     
  2. Canal Directo

    Canal Directo Senior member

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    This sums it up pretty well [​IMG] Post counts astound some, and they blindly follow whatever they are told instead of developing their own sense of style. The most common suit color I actually saw when I was in college for Finance was black...some may say it's because they are just starting off, but now that I'm going into law it's very interesting to see the large number of lawyers pictured in black suits too.
    So your definition of 'own sense of style' is to follow what people are wearing in college, law school, everywhere but in SF, as you don't wanna blindy follow anyone here, especially those with high post count. [​IMG]
     
  3. Film Noir Buff

    Film Noir Buff Senior member

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    Everyone is not against black suits and trousers - just a vocal view who will swamp this thread with their irrational answers. if you like them,. as I do, then enjoy them. Don't fall for the herd instinct.
    Fortunately, the black suit haters will never get in power, they lack discipline and strategic planning.
     
  4. AJL

    AJL Senior member

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    So your definition of 'own sense of style' is to follow what people are wearing in college, law school, everywhere but in SF, as you don't wanna blindy follow anyone here, especially those with high post count.

    I know it is easy to interpret things how ever you want when you already have an opinion, but try to keep up please, I most certainly did not say that. I don't think too many people on this forum, the Men's Clothing one at least, fit the typical American college mold: shorts, hoodies, flip-flops, t-shirts, etc. On a side note, black is not at all a very common suit color for me to wear, especially during the day, and I wear a suit every weekday to work. I also never stated what my "definition" of "sense of style" is, but thanks anyway...

    To conclude, I am saying to you that observing something and commenting on it is not the same as following it, try to remember [​IMG]


    And try to keep your cartoon collection to yourself...it is a little scary....
     
  6. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Senior member

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  7. kuwisdelu

    kuwisdelu Senior member

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    Glad to know I'm properly attired for movie premieres.

    Unless you're some shade of brown or yellow, black suits don't belong in the office.

    Elsewhere, though, do as you wish. I don't wear mine very often, but I still wear it.

    That said, I'm not a fan of navy either. I have several blue suits... but none are quite dark enough to be navy.
     
  8. oldog/oldtrix

    oldog/oldtrix Senior member

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    This is the point in every black suit thread where I post a pic of that rarest of birds, the solid black Savile Row suit:

    [​IMG]


    - B


    And from the Jewish Quarter of Savile Row, at that. The suit reads from right to left (see the placement of the breast pocket), and, of course, the Hasidim are especially fond of black suits.
     
  9. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    And from the Jewish Quarter of Savile Row, at that. The suit reads from right to left (see the placement of the breast pocket), and, of course, the Hasidim are especially fond of black suits.

    [​IMG]


    - B
     
  10. Henry Boogers

    Henry Boogers Senior member

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    I like this thread, though somehow I wish it was one of those polls with irrational choices; the last of them being Ann Hatahway.

    To not be accused of leading the masses away from the sartorial promise land is the precise reasoning behind my low post count. It has taken great restraint to acheive this feat.

    Oh - and I personally have nothing against black suits but do not wear them for the same reason I almost never reach for black shoes: I find something else a more appealing choice.
     
  11. AJL

    AJL Senior member

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    [​IMG]


    - B


    Not sure this makes much difference w/ the urn. Breast pocket, yes.
     
  12. a tailor

    a tailor Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    black suits have their place. funerals etc.
    but black odd trousers are just uniform pants.
     
  13. SFEND002

    SFEND002 Active Member

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    I have one I wear to work often. I try not to over think these things. It looks sharp, so twice a month it goes to work.
     
  14. Michael Ay329

    Michael Ay329 Senior member

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    Vox is wearing a dark Navy suit

    Historically black was not a classic suit color, thus many of us were taught that it was not appropriate for a business wardrobe.

    Just check out male waiters at decent restaurants...they all have black trousers, which confirms what a Tailor noted earlier, black trousers are for uniforms

    Black blazers are also horrendous
     
  15. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Senior member

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    Vox is wearing a dark Navy suit

    Nope, it's black...just not pitch black the way a good formal suiting might be.

    - B
     
  16. courty

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    I have not found a prejudice against black suits among Savile Row tailors. I would not say that solid black is championed for day wear but I have had more than one tailor suggest one for me. (Black chalk and pinstripe are, of course, quite routine Savile Row products.)

    Most of the suiting bunches I have seen contained at least one solid black. My only solid black suit was made in a Lesser 16 ounce cloth with a subtle diamond or lattice effect - a great cloth.
     
  17. a tailor

    a tailor Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    black pants. see. -waiters, waitresses, bus boys, washroom attendants, security guards, and casino dealers.
    when a company wants a cheap uniform, they give their people a uniform shirt and tell them to get a black pant.
     
  18. Nicola

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    Around here many wait wait staff wear dinner jackets. At a wedding a few weeks back all the girls had ivory shawl collar jackets. The guys black peaks. So if you don't want to look like a waiter never wear a dinner jacket. Wearing a dinner jacket you should expect to be handed a tray. [​IMG]
     
  19. Metlin

    Metlin Senior member

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    Just check out male waiters at decent restaurants...

    Personally, I prefer the buxom waitresses...
     
  20. binge

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    ...and I keep looking, but nothing. Tumbleweeds.
     

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