Plain black suits still are a no-go where I work. If you still wear them, brace yourself for the funeral parlor comments. ;)
Easy workaround: Get a black suit with fine anthracit or brownish pinstripes. Looks slick and you can wear it whenever you want.
On a side note, I recently re-discovered wearing handkerchiefs to a suit. Some style consultant dude at work encouraged us that hankies are not just for CEOs. Looks a bit too pretentious to wear everyday, but definitely cool.
Thinking of hitting up a casino on Saturday. Black suit, white shirt, cuffs, silver hankie and brown-silver tie...perfect. :awesome: