Posted by menstyleqa on Mar 19, 2012 in Men's Clothing, Men's Suits | 4 comments
I’ve been considering a black suit, but I’m not sure what outfits to wear it with. Is it only good for formal situations?
In general you can wear a black suit the same way you would a charcoal gray or dark navy one. It’s business dress, goes well with a white shirt and tie, and is suitable for pretty much any level of formality short of formal (black tie) occasions. It also works as a non-tuxedo option for “black tie optional” invitations.
Worth considering: it looks a little stark and isn’t as versatile as the more neutral charcoal gray. Since a suit is expensive and the two fill the same role, you’re usually better off buying charcoal unless you already have one and are looking for variety. Pale-skinned men also look worse in pure black, especially under fluorescent lighting.
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We did a video specifically on the pros and cons of buying a black suit for our Real Men Real Style YouTube channel:
Should a Man Buy a Black Suit?
Here’s some more information about what to consider when getting a black suit – http://www.mademan.com/mm/what-wear-black-suit.html
Antonio wrote an article – “Men’s Suit Colors: A Man’s Guide to the Black Suit” over at A Tailored Suit. Here’s the link http://www.atailoredsuit.com/mens-black-suit.html – This is also in support to his “Should a Man Buy a Black Suit?” video. I hope this helps!
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