If you follow popular culture at all, you’ll know that there’s been something of a gold rush of late when it comes to men’s suits. It all started with Tom Ford’s creation of the modern day classic black suit back in the early 2000s, and since then, the style has taken over the entire industry. While this shift may be a welcome change for the men’s clothing industry, it comes as a bit of a shock for those who follow style and fashion closely. Because, quite frankly, black was never really a popular suit choice for men before the last few years. That is, not since the 1800s at least.

Now, if you’re unfamiliar, the classic black suit has very few defining features. It’s often described as the ‘steak suit’ or ‘railroad suit’ because of the style’s somewhat plain looks. Essentially, the suit is dark in colour and should not feature any patterns or brightly-coloured garments unless it’s very hot and sunny outside. While there is no set dress code for wearing a black suit, generally you’ll see men wear a blazer with it. And when we say ‘men’, we mean it. Black was meant to be wornby men for so long that it’s almost become a fashion faux pas to wear other colours.

While black suits have been around for a while, it wasn’t until recently that this colour became so popular that people started to question whether or not to opt for a black suit over other options. Thanks, in part, to the likes of Dior Homme, Burberry, and Ralph Lauren, whose classic black suit was named the ‘King of Suits’ back in the early 2010s. Because of this, we decided to do a bit of investigative journalism and put together a list of all the information you might need to know about opting for an all-black suit. Read on to find out everything.

Know What To Look For

If you’re planning on buying a black suit, it’s important to first make sure that you’re getting something that’s actually black. There are tonnes of colour-blocking, pattern-blocking, and plain black suits out there, and if you’re not sure what you’re looking for, it can be tricky to find the right one. In addition, it’s also important to make sure that what you’re buying is actually fit for the office. Black suits that are too large can look incredibly sloppy and even a little bit sinister. When it comes to sizing, it’s better to go for something a little bigger than you need than to buy something that’s a little too small and end up having to tailor it later on. Last but not least, make sure that the material the suit is made from is high quality. You don’t want to buy something that’s been made cheaply or uses inferior materials – the last thing you need is for the suit to start looking like it’s falling apart after just a couple of washes.

Go For Clothes That Are Genuinely Black

Before we go any further, it’s important to point out that there are tonnes of brands and individuals who don’t mind stealing other people’s ideas and reproducing them without properly crediting or citing the source. So, if you do end up buying something that looks suspiciously like a classic black suit, you’re assured that it is, in fact, one. The problem is that not all black suits are made equal and there are some brands out there who blatantly copy the style and use cheap fabrics and low-quality manufacturing techniques to produce their clothes.

As we’ve established, not all black suits are created equal and it’s important to know which ones are worth buying and which ones are simply trying to trick you into thinking that they are. With that in mind, we’d advise you to steer clear of any brand that tries to blatantly pass off a copy of a black suit as being the genuine article. If you have any doubts, it’s always best to find out where the suit originates from and whether or not it’s been manufactured in a decent factory.

A Good Quality Suit With Provenance

Once you’ve made sure that what you’re buying is actually made from good materials and has decent craftsmanship, it’s time to move on to the next step. This is where you should start to put in the hours and make sure that the suit fits you perfectly. If it doesn’t, it’s time to go back and try something else. Inevitably, some people are going to tell you that they had to take a liking to the suit before they could wear it. But that’s just because they’re trying to pull off the ‘wiseguy’ look in the latest edition of Men in Black. Overall, the good quality black suits out there are so much easier to wear and better looking than the mediocre ones. So if you can find a good, quality suit that fits you perfectly, you’re sure to enjoy the experience and look great while doing it.

Make Sure That The Style Is Actually Suitable For You

If you’re lucky enough to find a suit that suits you perfectly, it’s always best to make sure that the style is actually suitable for you. Just because a brand or designer labels a style as ‘classic’ or ‘modern’ or ‘casual’ or ‘office’ or ‘steak’ or ‘railroad’ doesn’t mean that it’s necessarily the right fit for everyone. You may find that there are some men who are comfortable wearing bold colours and patterns while others may prefer to keep things simple and classic. So, in that case, you should opt for something that’s a little simpler.

Consider All Of The Options Available To You

If you’re fortunate enough to find a suit that’s the right fit for you, it’s always important to consider all of the options available to you. While it’s great to find something that you’ve always wanted, it’s important to remember that not all garments are created equal. When it comes to suits, there are different styles, cuts, and fits for everyone. So, if you’re not sure what style or fit is best for you, it’s always good to look at all of the options available to you and make a choice accordingly. Fortunately, with so much variety, there’s bound to be something to fit everyone’s needs. If not, it’s always good to go for something a little less formal or a little more trendy (or vice versa).

Dress To Impress

Last but not least, we have to mention that when you wear a black suit, it’s important to dress to impress. This means that you have to make sure that your accessories are of good quality and that they match the suit. In addition, you have to make sure that your outfit is coordinated and that everything from your hair to your collar fits perfectly. It may seem like a tall order, but overall, it’s just about making sure that your clothes and accessories work together seamlessly and look excellent.

You might think that wearing a black suit is something that should be reserved for funeral parlours and government buildings, but that’s not necessarily true. As long as you put in the work and make sure that your outfit is impeccable, it’s an experience that’s as good as any other. So, if you really want to impress someone, you should opt for a black suit.