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Black Suits During the Day: Yay or Nay?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by LiquidMidnight, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. LiquidMidnight


    Dec 25, 2000
    For years, it was common fashion for men to only wear black suits during the day if they were going to a funeral or worked for the Secret Service. Black suits were generally reserved for going out at night. Now, I've noticed that a lot of guys who wear suits will wear black during the normal daylight hours. It doesn't really bother me, because I've never been a traditionalist about most things. I wear a suit a couple times a week for the day gig, and I will occasionally bust out my black suit. But a lot of the cats I know who do have really good style would never wear a black suit during the day.

  2. Marlat


    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    Unless its patterned you shouldn't wear a black suit during the day unless you are dressing it down (eg white tshirt and sneakers). Otherwise you look like you are in the mafia or are on your way to a funeral.
  3. This.

    For day to day, plain black just looks a bit naff or that you're on the way to a funeral.
  4. Tituscrow

    Tituscrow Banned

    Feb 14, 2011
    NW England
    Nonsense. I wear a black suit during the day. Kids at school think I'm a MIB :)

    Seriously, wear whatcha want...
  5. If i had to wear suits i would be dressed like the transporter every day!
  6. Your students think you're capable of wiping thier memory? :eyebrow:

    Bit counter-productive for a teacher surely? :bag:

  7. LiquidMidnight


    Dec 25, 2000
    It's interesting that a lot of the replies are from Europeans. There are definitely different fashion realities between Europe and the U.S.
  8. solution get a charcoal grey suit. . .
  9. fdeck

    fdeck Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 20, 2004
    Madison WI
    HPF Technology LLC
    When choosing a suit, I just look at what the President is wearing. It always works.
  10. Ziltoid

    Ziltoid I don't play bass SUSPENDED

    Apr 10, 2009
    Plain black? I can't say I've actually seen people wearing that anywhere lately. Most have lines, stitching patterns, etc. I wouldn't see a problem wearing those on a daily basis.
  11. Tituscrow

    Tituscrow Banned

    Feb 14, 2011
    NW England
    Seems so. I would never ruin a good black suit with a pair of white trainers though. You need a good pair of hand-stitched Brogues. In black, of course.

    Mohawk- good comeback...I got nothin' :)
  12. rr5025


    Nov 12, 2008
  13. Marlat


    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
    Correction: you never ruin any outfit with white trainers because no one should wear white trainers.
  14. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Lacey, WA
    What are white trainers?

  15. Tituscrow

    Tituscrow Banned

    Feb 14, 2011
    NW England
    Sorry. Did I misread your first post? White t-shirt and trainers...meaning white t-shirt and any colour trainers except white?

    By the way, suits should be worn with shirts and ties. Unless you are Don Johnson and its 1985.
  16. Tituscrow

    Tituscrow Banned

    Feb 14, 2011
    NW England
    White training shoes...or 'sneakers' as I believe you folk over the pond call them. Which is just as bizarre to me as 'trainers' is to you, I suppose.
  17. DerHoggz

    DerHoggz I like cats :| Banned

    Feb 13, 2009
    Western Pennsylvania
    No bro, no t-shirts with suits. But life is too short to wear black during the day, have some fun.

  18. What else are you meant to wear with addidas poppers & a hoodie?

  19. Marlat


    Sep 17, 2002
    London UK
  20. GregC

    GregC Johnny and Joe Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2007
    It seems like navy blue these days is often so dark it's virtually indistinguishable from black, thus blurring the lines. That's the case with my navy blue suit.