Black, schwarz, noir, kuro, etc. From a scientific standpoint, black is defined as the absence of light. It is used to describe the depths of outer space… nothingness. But black possesses the potential to be anything in the world of fashion. When it comes to garments, black is not confined by a certain trend or style, it transcends the spectrum of materials and it is simply timeless. Black Ray-Ban Wayfarer sunglasses will always remain iconic. Black tuxedos are tailored with sophistication. Every black leather jacket is weather-treated with rebellion and coolness. This Fashionisto definitely spun black into gold.
When I first spotted this Fashionisto, I instantly thought ‘Greaser Danny Zuko meets the music video for “Judas” by Lady Gaga’… in short, modern biker. I love how he took black and made it his own. This Fashionisto is a prime example of the phrase clothes do not make the man.
The first thing that caught my eye was his eccentric sweater. It seemed like a collection of a little bit of everything: over here, a front pocket reminiscent of those on hoodies, and over there, a small shawl collar. My favorite feature of the sweater is the white asymmetrical zipper that runs along the front. This Fashionisto layered a double-breasted wool peacoat over his sweater to further protect himself from the elements. Going against the norm, his peacoat fell only to his waist, was lined with leather and had military-inspired shoulder straps. It was unconventionality at its finest. If you’re looking for something more tame, try this classic black peacoat from Urban Outfitters. Fingerless and leather, his gloves were made for biking! Maybe not the best on such a cold day, but they did stir some attention. These deerskin driving gloves from Brooks Brothers will surely keep guys who are always on the go warm.
Hint: Going monochrome makes waves, but try taking it to the next level by giving it a focus; perhaps a city-inspired outfit of grays and blacks or a pink and lilac ensemble to honor the coming spring flowers.