black chalk / pinstripe suits were fairly common. does that count as black or do we mean only plain black ?
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.
"I know I believe in nothing, but is my nothing."
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
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.
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.
Trying for 'Sigmund Freud' but ended with 'Willie Nelson', instead.
Or as the black angel?Or as Agent Smith of the Matrix, on Halloween.
"I feel comfortable in black, its slimming. When I was on earth I owned a gallery..."
"As a kid, I used to abide by the judgment of Brooks Brothers in New York. I think I'm away from that now."
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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