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    I'll Lock Up herringbonekid's Avatar
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    black chalk / pinstripe suits were fairly common. does that count as black or do we mean only plain black ?

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    Yes, plain black- at least this is what I was aiming at all the time. Maybe tone on tone pattern (like wide stripes in the weave) but certainly pinstripes are a different thing.
    Your jacket is great btw. I am ab big fan of the silhouette.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flat Foot Floey View Post

    Yes, for modern suits and everyday wear he has a point. But finding the many black 30s suits in germany often makes you wonder if they can be worn. And I think they can.
    I feel the same. If a black suit is not deemed appropriate for vintage wear, why are there so many black vintage suits available? They may not be considered to be part of the vintage look for North America, but in continental Europe the black suit was common. So for a European look, the black suit is perfect.
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    Whilst I am not a fan of black suits (at least not for wear in the Anglo-Saxon world), I agree the evidence is indeed mounting in favour of the appropriateness of black suits on the continent, or at least in Germany. Maybe it just never fell out of favour in the late 19th Century

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    BUMP because I saw some great black suits from other FL members. Some of them are german which seems to be another proof that they were more common in there than in the US or even UK. The "rules" about black suits seem to be quite different in continental europe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flat Foot Floey View Post
    The "rules" about black suits seem to be quite different in continental europe.
    The 'rules' are of a rather recent prescription.

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    If I had one, I might wear a black suit for 'cocktail attire' with a bow tie. Or as Agent Smith of the Matrix, on Halloween.
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    Or as Agent Smith of the Matrix, on Halloween.
    Or as the black angel?



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    I think a black suit is just the ticket for evenings at the symphony or the theater. The current 'rules' against black suits are nothing but individuals putting on airs and pretending to be aristocrats demeaning black suits as 'servant wear'. A pox on the lot of them.
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    For me a black suit is a Sunday best thing.
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