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.
Thanks, as always, for reading.
Yours in style,
Photography by Alex Crawford.