“I’ll stop wearing black when they invent a darker colour.” — Wednesday Addams
Colour of Mystery, Colour of Dread, Colour of Sensuality, Colour that speaks of an unspoken strict code…
Traced back to Neolithic paintings of non-colour, Black is a paradox, a contradiction – clad by the common man and the affluent, one so common yet shrouded with an air of mystery & fear, powerful and elegant, yet humble and submissive.
Loved by All, Feared by All… Black has been, is and will continue to be a mainstay for all genres.
While there is no “When to wear Black”… Here’s our 4 favourite looks donning the black shirt.
@ The Office: For a Nippy Day: A full-sleeved classic collar black shirt under a patterned Sweater Vest, teamed with steel grey slim fit trousers.
For a more Sombre yet Power business look: Button down collar, slim-fit custom black shirt with cufflinks, tucked into a part of charcoal grey trousers, teamed with a slim-tie in maroon/red (solid or stripes).
@Casual drinks out: Black solid broadcloth shirt, with milano point collar, sleeves rolled up for the day, tucked into a pair of washed out black jeans or slim fit light coloured casual pants. For a nippy evening, throw in a sports blazer.
@ Chilled out Day with the boys: Beige chinos teamed with a short-sleeved black, round bottomed shirt with mandarin collar. Accessorise with classic aviators, a sporty watch and sneakers or espadrilles. If you loved your tee-shirts then experiment with a round neck white tee shirt and a printed polka/digital print black shirt over a pair of khakis or blue denims.
For the winters, experiment with a black flannel shirt tucked out over jeans, teamed with sneakers.
@ A Black-Tie Affair: For the formal dos, a wedding, a cocktail… whip out your finest black suit. Give yourself an impeccable finished look, with tailored shirt and suit combination. Opt for a slim fit – suit and shirt. All black look. Or team up a slim fit shirt, with cufflinks and a pinstriped black suit.
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