Alright guys, i've seen some mixed opinions on this so let's set the record straight: can you wear a solid black suit to the office or not? (not referring to charcoal nor pinstripes - straight black). I want to hear from professionals on this one. If not, when (besides the obvious times, e.g. funeral) is it appropriate to wear a black suit? What about black pinstripe suits?
Or... does no one really care?
I am a professional but don't work in a traditional office nor wear a suit to work. When I do wear a suit I wear brown or gray but never because I read it in some rule book, just because i like the look better. Here's what got me started on this topic:
In this thread written by a "prospective monkey" (though what seems to be a very bright and well spoken one) who wrote this:
I would advise starting with black, grey, or navy suits.
Then later on in that thread the user slayer said
as soon as you said black suit I knew you had no idea what you were talking about.
Then user APAE (whose opinion I really respect) said:
Pleats, black suit, and mandatory break on pants? Please, this goes beyond subjective taste to just objectively wrong.