How To Wear A Black Suit: Don’t Wear One

How To Wear A Black Suit: Don’t Wear One


A black suit is a go to look for a lot of guys even though it shouldn’t be. But why? A few reasons: contrast and coloring, context, tradition and its association with mourning. I’m not saying there is never a place for the black suit, there is. But for most guys and for most of the time, there are better options.

Watch the video to learn how to wear a black suit and more importantly, why you should not wear a black suit outside of a few specific occasions.  Or better yet, read my full write up on the subject over at The Kavalier.

Have your own thoughts on the subject?  Let us know in the comments.



  1. Bravo, this piece was long overdue. It’s not only the black suit, it’s black dress belts and shoes with blue jeans and black parkas, and black everything as a default. Gross. Black tie, a black knit or grenadine necktie and a black cashmere sweater. Outside of those items, I can brook few reasons to ever wear black. Even Gucci loafers I detest in black. I’m with you, kiddo. Steer clear!

  2. I cannot take someone with a man bun seriously discussing how a black suit is inappropriate. It’s oxymoronic.