In the ever-evolving menswear fashion world where colour, trends and cuts constantly evolve, one thing remains constant –BLACK.
It’s elegant, moody and mysterious. It’s immune to seasonal trends, and, most importantly, anyone can wear it. Get it right, and you are the best-dressed man in the room.
Today, Luxury Connoisseur and Creative Director of Tommy Briggs Lifestyle, Nimi Briggs, shares with us five of his favourite ways to wear black, alongside some pointers on making it work for you.
Update your Eveningwear
As long as the invitation doesn’t explicitly state “blacktie”, there’s no reason a classic tux can’t be given a few tweaks.
Replacing the pop of white from a dress shirt with another layer of black in the form of some fine-gauge knitwear is a refined way to dress down eveningwear, should the occasion allow it.
For those who tend to shy away from patterns and colour due to a lack of styling knowledge, offsetting one lively garment against an all-black backdrop is a simple but effective trick to master.
A statement shirt in black is something every man should have in his wardrobe. Wearing this would make a straightforward all-black ensemble becomes interesting and personal. Think of the black part of this look as a blank canvas upon which your outerwear will paint a picture.
Less Is More
Often it’s the simplest outfits that make the most statement. It makes dressing up easier. It always looks sharp, and getting it right couldn’t be more straightforward.
Dressing head-to-toe in black is a tried-and-tested way to approach to nailing a simple minimalist look. Ensure your pieces are pared-back and subtle – they should flow into one another with fluidity, unpunctuated by detail or embellishment.
Athleisure is fun
Combining sportswear with casual staples has become common practice in modern menswear. It’s a look we’re big fans of due to its laid-back nature, practicality and the relative ease with which it can be pulled off. Mix and match athletic and streetwear staples to create a comfortable yet refined off-duty looks.
When you’ve spent the whole week working hard, anything that can make your weekend relaxation a little more relaxing is a valuable asset.
Having a few go-to black casuals in your wardrobe can make deciding what to wear at the weekend a little bit easier. You can pull any combination of them out safe in the knowledge that they’ll work as a cohesive outfit.