LET’S HEAR IT FOR THE BOYS: Black and Brown

Let's Hear it for the Boys

Wearing all black is a trend that has persisted through decades of chief magazine editors and fashion weeks. Vogue’s Anna Wintour is often spotted wearing head-to-toe black, striking both admiration (and admittedly, slight intimidation) through how elegantly she rocks the color. Indeed, black can take on so many diverse looks. From the days of our pre-adolescent emo-goth to our current aspirations of someday becoming a working professional, it is no wonder why so much of our wardrobes consist of this monotonous color.

The trend of mixing black with brown, however, is starting to become far more ubiquitous on the streets of both big cities and college campuses alike. As seen on this Fashionisto, the two colors that once were perceived to directly clash with each other can indeed coexist in a harmonious equilibrium. How does he achieve this though?

Through his choice of a slightly subdued shade for his pants, they become a muted part of the outfit along with his black chukka boots and black sweater. It then sets the stage for his worn-in leather jacket with a more vivid brown hue. His outfit demonstrates an innate ability to assemble an outfit that is unique, practices good color matching and looks both effortless and modern at the same time. His pants also happen to be corduroy— an extremely comfortable fabric for the busy college male who needs to accomplish the many things on his endless to-do list.

Hint: Gone are the days where brown and black must be separated—it happens that the two colors intermix quite nicely.

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