Anyway that discussion is kind of boring, so an actual random fashion thought: when I embarked on my winter wardrobe project (which was to take the militaristic aspect and re-direct it somewhere darker) I made a conscious decision NOT to make it end up being black on black on charcoal on black. And yet it seems to be drifting that way anyhow. It seems like the stuff I find that I like always ends up being monochrome, possibly as a result of that just being largely what's out there. TGFDrkshdw, at least. You can mix in browns, teals (petrol blue is good) and olives with gray and washed black. There are any number of non-primary colors that go well with charcoals and black. I am finding myself wearing more and more blues and browns along with black and (more often,) charcoal.