I think it’s a winter thing, or an NYC thing. Either way, it seems that as American #menswear has become more and more European-influenced, guys have been shying away from black in exchange for browns, blues and lighter shades.
Thing is, black is so powerful. It’s classy, edgy, and intriguing, all at the same time. Black can make even the most sophisticated clothing look tough and gritty.
Here’s three looks that I hope will inspire you to get some black-on-black in your rotation.
1. Casually Tailored
Mixing tailored and casual pieces is a big part of my style, and often a theme on TSB.
I love wearing a super formal piece, like this black double-breasted hopsack suit jacket, layered with go-to weekend pieces like a shawl poll-over, black jeans and lace-up boots.
It’s not all black. The sweater is charcoal, and the overcoat is midnight navy (and black).
Mixing black with other dark tones is an easy way to add a little depth, while keeping the look dark and mysterious.
Best part is, a look like this transitions seamlessly to a late night out.
- Navy & Black Cashmere DB Overcoat by Michael Andrews Bespoke (designed by Dan Trepanier)
- Charcoal shawl-collar pull-over by JCrew
- Black hopsack double-breasted suit jacket by Michael Andrews Bespoke (Cloth by Ariston A 948/3)
- Black linen pocket square by Armstrong & Wilson
- Black woven leather gloves by Hilts and Willard
- Black denim jeans by Rag&Bone
- Black leather wingtip boots by Paul Smith