The Boy in the Black Suit by Jason ReynoldsJust when seventeen-year-old Matt thinks he can’t handle one more piece of terrible news, he meets a girl who’s dealt with a lot more—and who just might be able to clue him in on how to rise up when life keeps knocking him down—in this wry, gritty novel from the author of When I Was the Greatest.
Matt wears a black suit every day. No, not because his mom died—although she did, and it sucks. But he wears the suit for his gig at the local funeral home, which pays way better than the Cluck Bucket, and he needs the income since his dad can’t handle the bills (or anything, really) on his own. So while Dad’s snagging bottles of whiskey, Matt’s snagging fifteen bucks an hour. Not bad. But everything else? Not good. Then Matt meets Lovey. She’s got a crazy name, and she’s been through more crazy than he can imagine. Yet Lovey never cries. She’s tough. Really tough. Tough in the way Matt wishes he could be. Which is maybe why he’s drawn to her, and definitely why he can’t seem to shake her. Because there’s nothing more hopeful than finding a person who understands your loneliness—and who can maybe even help take it away.
Should a Man Buy a Black Suit
As a general rule in suiting, brighter and bolder colors are seen as less formal, whereas various shades of gray , blue , and sometimes brown are seen as more formal and therefore, business appropriate. And yet, the black suit persists. But why? The answer has a lot to do with the fact that the typical dress of the general populace around the world, especially in the United States, is largely dictated today by what famous and other notable people are wearing—be they celebrities, politicians, or people in similar fields. And to focus in on men, what do we see these famous individuals wearing? We see them wearing black ensembles at award shows , black ensembles in music videos, black ensembles at political debates and other state functions.
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And today I'm going to be talking about the black suit. All right.
The black suit can so easily be forgotten — shafted for a hipper blue suit, or a stylish grey number in windowpane check or sleek charcoal. Yet, in a menswear world obsessed with the new and the bold, a well-tailored suit — in black — is a surefire way to looking sophisticatedly chic. Especially, among the sea of navy, light grey and beige suits on parade this minute. Not to mention, black goes with everything. A triple win, really. With a plethora of men working black this season — from the office, to weddings, to that all-important first date , black is certainly worth a look when deciding what suit to wear today. For more ways than one to wear it, click through the slideshow for an incredible 50 ways to wear a black suit.