Nightlife Essential: The Slim Black Suit
March 18th, 2013
A few weeks ago we mentioned that black suits aren’t appropriate for corporate settings. In my opinion, black is too stark for midday and too formal for the office – not to mention it doesn’t work well with the typical colors of business shirts and ties.
Shortly thereafter, we received this question: if you can’t wear it for business, why would anybody buy a black suit (other than for a funeral)?
The short answer: socializing after dark. A slim black suit is one of the most versatile and functional garments a man can own, once the sun goes down. It has been my nightlife go-to for years, no matter the occasion or event.
Here’s three examples.
3. Night Club
Dressing for a night out at the club is easy: slim black suit, solid colored shirt (in this case heather grey), and black loafers. Just keep it simple and lose the restrictive accessories – no belt, no tie, no socks if it’s warm out.
A black suit is sexy – it’s the menswear equivalent to the little black dress. Every man should have one.
Black penny loafers with leather soles make for great dancing shoes.
- Grey cotton shirt
- Silver rings from NYC Street Artist
- Necklaces from NYC Street Artist
- Watch by Montblanc Timewalker Automatic
- Oxidized cuff bracelet by Men in Cities
- Black horsebit loafers by Gucci (Vintage)
Thanks, as always, for reading.
Yours in style,
Photography by Alex Crawford.