Now that summer has at long last arrived, you would think that it was finally time to dig out our seasonal clobber and invest in some new staple pieces to see us through the heated weather. However, instead of wearing funky patterns and colour-popping shades this season, it seems that some men are choosing to go back to basics by wearing classic black.
Let’s be honest, black has never faded too far away from the limelight due to its flattering qualities and versatility. However following the recent heat wave, you would think black would be the last shade people would be reaching for when making up their daily ensemble. With the likes of prestigious fashion designers including Rick Owens and Lanvin allowing black to dominate their spring/summer 2013 collections, it seems the summer trend is walking off the catwalk and onto the high street for a number of fashion enthusiasts to follow suit.
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This trend isn’t about wearing anything that is black in your wardrobe; it is about making a style statement by opting for solid uses of black and choosing industrial shapes which are a little bit out of the ordinary. Think diagonal closures, fabric gathering and playing around with textures such as leather and suede. By combining these elements you are sure to nail the grunge look with this trend.
Take a black leather jacket for example. Choose a biker design with a diagonal zip closure and wear it open with a pair of jeans and a t-shirt for an effortlessly cool ensemble. Make sure you opt for 100% genuine leather for a long lasting wardrobe essential that will only get better with age.
By picking a couple of solid black staple pieces for your wardrobe, they are sure to see you through season after season.