Some guys are hesitant to wear a black suit. While I think it’s not the first suit color choice a guy should sport in his wardrobe that should be either navy or charcoal. However, a great looking black suit is always a welcomed addition to a guy’s wardrobe.

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The black suit sometimes gets a bad rap because it’s that go to look for a funeral or wedding but I like to think it offers a bit more versatility. I consider mine one of my power suits. I tend to opt for mine when I have one of those important meetings when I like to command a little authority. I feel people seem to take me more seriously when I’m in black suit. I try not to keep it to somber by adding brighter color accessories.

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For dressier occasion, it’s my go to look for semiformal events. As the holidays’ pop up this time a year, it’s hard to know how to dress. Nowadays invitations specify such things as dressy attire, funky formal, black tie optional etc. It’s hard to know exactly what to wear but a black suit will keep your bases covered for all these attire specifications. This is really helpful especially if you’re hitting several events in one night.

Another great aspect is that you can experiment with pattern with a black suit. For instance in my post look, I chose a gray striped shirt with a dotted tie. Perfect for the office but can go also work for an evening out.

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I was fortunate to shoot my look at a new residential property located at 3030 Chain Bridge in Washington, DC. This gorgeous home is a five-part regency styled stucco home is sited on the crest of Chain Bridge Road, NW, comfortably nestled within 1 acre of mature trees and landscaped gardens it offers views of historic Battery Kimble Park and Virginia

black-suit-in-the-mansion-1This 15,000 square foot house presents itself as a careful study in symmetry, balance and proportion. The interior spaces feature hand carved stone mantels, custom millwork trim, cabinetry and details ensuring the vocabulary of the exterior flows through to the interior to create a seamless elegant experience that is timeless in style.

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Shop my look/Details

Suit, Dress shirt, tie – Ralph Lauren; Lapel Pin – Hook and Albert (similar); Monk Strap shoes – John Lobb; Duffel – Louis Vuitton; Hat – ‘The Harper’ – Goorin Bros.

Photography by Jeffrey Thatcher Photography