Yes, number one (and probably the most controversial) on this list is the black suit. Some may scoff at a black suit being labeled a working wardrobe staple. But there are several reasons why the black suit is killer, and why if you’re a Lezsquire you should have one in your arsenal.
The black suit is bold and dignified. In a spectrum of neutrals, the black suit stands out as an absolute. “But Lezsquire,” I can hear you saying, “isn’t a black suit evening wear? You don’t expect me to rock the black suit at work, do you?” That I do. You know who wears black suits to work? Special Agents. Looking like a Special Agent is a big “yes”, if you have the brevity to pull it off. Just ask Lezsquire style icon Special Agent Dale Cooper (or his less awesome British cousin, James Bond).
|Special Agent Cooper also recommends the diet staples of black coffee and pie.|
|You know you have successfully pulled off the fauxedo when you are escorting a drunk model home...|
|and/ or when said model rips your tux off and wears it herself.|
Things to keep in mind about the black suit:
- Brown accessories are a "no-no" with the black suit. I’m not the sneaker-with-suit type but if you are… more power to you (suggest googling some pictures of Ellen for inspiration).
- As with all suits, I am going to recommend getting the 3-piece if the option is available. Even if you never wear the vest with the entire ensemble, vests are a versatile style piece of their own accord and one can never have too many vests.
- Keep a lint brush handy (pet owners take special note).
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