My Quest for the Perfect Suit

For a long time, I’ve avoided suits. In part because my past jobs did not seem to call for one on a regular basis. Wearing a two-piece to a crowded WeWork office—where I worked for an economical-minded publication—carried the potential of coming off as overdressed or, even more fatal, self-important.

But if I’m being honest, my circumvention of menswear’s most time-honored garment was a bit more deliberate and layered than my immediate circumstances. In my mind, white, heterosexual businessmen who shouted stock prices into their phones wore suits. Not a queer, Black culture writer who smiled each month he made rent. Read more at Vogue.