Fade to Black

Here's your primer for going all black this season

By The Editors

A Man's Primer to Wearing All Black
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23 September 2015

Black. Every man looks good in it. It's a scientific fact.

And with winter and fall climes ahead, 'tis the season to go all in. Because an all-black outfit is always sharp and never boring — just ask Johnny Cash.

The key is texture. Nothing looks more rookie than an all-black outfit that's all cotton. Mix it up. Wools. Jerseys. Leather.

Another way to add interest: different shades of black (yes, that's a thing). It provides your contrast. Midnight blue? Pretty much black.

Then there are the accessories: little bits of black here and there can really complete the look.

Below, we round up a few ideas to help you achieve the look. Oh, and pro-tip: don't jaywalk after dark.


Barena Torceo Jacket $475 | Outerknown Evolution Breaker $225 | Deus Ex Machina Elias Jacket $165

Handvaerk Pique Polo Shirt $125 | Reigning Champ Black Tee $90/2 pack | Save Khaki Pointelle Henley $90

Wings + Horns Westpoint Chino $198 $99 | Publish Brand Jogger $82 | 3Sixteen Double Black Selvedge SL-220x $240

Apolis Officer Shoe $380 | Athletic Propulsion Labs TechLoom Pro $140 | Club Monaco Viberg Service Boot $690

Marshall Monitor Headphone $199 | Lum-Tec Dsptch Combat B25 Watch $550 | Postalco Leather Legal Envelope $340 | Joshu + Vela Black Twill Duffle $230

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