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How to wear black

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by PlaySomeJazz, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. PlaySomeJazz

    PlaySomeJazz New Member

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    I want to start wearing all-black, but I'm clueless on what to buy, and for what seasons. I want a stylish, misterious and melancholic look that suggests a hidden and unattainable depth.

    This picture of Brian Wilson from the back of the Pet Sounds album was a main inspiration:

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    Thanks!
     


  2. PlaySomeJazz

    PlaySomeJazz New Member

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    Bump... also, does anybody know what jacket Brian is wearing here, and where can I find a similar piece of clothing? Thanks!
     


  3. Cant kill da Rooster

    Cant kill da Rooster Senior member

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    To me wearing all black shows a complete lack of style. More lazy than melancholy. Why would you want advice for something so easy to execute? Black shirt, black pants, black shoes. Done.

    PS, I don't think Brian Wilson was trying to be stylish either.
     
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  4. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    You think non-black clothes leave your depths all too conspicuous and attainable?
     


  5. russ257

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    I used to work with a guy who only wore black. I never saw him wear another color. We called him Johnny Cash. You can maybe to a few all black outfits, but if you start wearing it all the time people will think you are werd.
     


  6. VRaivio

    VRaivio Senior member

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    Black is a colour best suited for mourning or evening rompings. Then again, if you're an artist or an architect, all black is a usual sight.
     


  7. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Senior member

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    Try SW&D.
     


  8. Jester87

    Jester87 Well-Known Member

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    Why do you want this particular look? Are you an artist? Are you a 19 year old emo kid? Are you both?
     


  9. Frankie22

    Frankie22 Senior member

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    Black is great for:
    -Formal stuff
    -Lounges and clubs (night)

    I've seen some sharp denim with black sc/black shirt combos. Only at night, and your fits must be good.
     


  10. PlaySomeJazz

    PlaySomeJazz New Member

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    Thanks for the feedback guys. But seriously, does anybody know where I can find a jacket like that?
     


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    yywwyy Senior member

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    lol we can barely see what he's wearing.
     


  12. emc894

    emc894 Senior member

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    Black neckties look very good obviously. Black stripes on a suit can look good. I have a black quilted barbour I like. Black and tan are a classic combination.

    Looks good at night, but there is always the risk of it looking cheap or washed out.
     


  13. msulinski

    msulinski Senior member

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    Not on this forum
     


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    Saturdays Senior member

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    One second, let me ask Richard Lewis how he pulls it off...
     


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    MikeDT Senior member

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    OP are you looking to do Emo?
     


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