Sam, over at GFD (http://www.gettingfinancesdone.com) posted about some pretty hip neckties that seriously rock for church.
The site is WearCacti.com and they sell some screaming ties that work well with any color shirt!]]>
Even dressing like a slob in America is “costly.” People fill their closets with ill fitting and ill gotten apparel. Very little of which they feel any gratitude or appreciation for.
Appreciation and love for quality craftsmanship is not what Alma was talking about.]]>
Get over it. If you’re poor, dress the best you can for church. If you’re not, dress the best you can for church. Doing so is a sign of respect for the Lord and those around you. If you do the best you can, then anyone who criticizes has the bigger problem. If you don’t, then you both have a problem.]]>
For all I know my wife gave it away 20 lbs ago
What does your wife’s weight gain have to do with her giving away your clothes?]]>
That might be true (but somehow I doubt it). Just don’t assume that dressing a certain way will make others feel the same way it does for you.]]>
I agree with your list of appropriate times for black but you left out one other instance where black is appropriate:
5. You’re a member of the clergy
Black is the color of superiority and traditionally clergy has been granted that indulgence.
The only time I’ve ever worn a black suit was when I had to provide a deposition prior to trial. I bought and wore the suit specifically to demonstrate to oposing counsel what I thought of our “relationship.” We won so I guess I was justified. That suit sits in my closet collecting dust to this day (At least I think so. For all I know my wife gave it away 20 lbs ago).
As for brown suits, I still think people end up looking like 6 foot tall walking turd in them.
And speaking of 20 lbs ago– when getting a suit fitted it’s also a good idea to have the tailor leave a little extra fabric to allow for fluctuations in weight. Depending on the climate it’s not unusual for a person’s weight to fluctuate 10-15 lbs during the year (it’s seasonal). Suits look better when they fit well and the ability to take them in for seasonal adjustments is a nice touch.]]>