Man on the Move: Black Is The New Black
“Black is always elegant. It is the most complete color in the whole world, made of all the colors in the palette” exclaimed former Givenchy Creative Director Ricardo Tisci. This color was seen as an afterthought a few years ago, especially as it relates to suits. Boring, unimaginative, lifeless. Well, pretty much everything comes full circle in the fashion world. Now black is bold, innovative, and timeless. Yes, that goes for suits as well. Hugo Boss has the right idea with this black on black (on black) ensemble from his latest runway show. Add black back into your fashion game whether you’re into rock ‘n roll or wine ‘n cheese (or both).
Style Advice: Although this look packs a punch, it’s quite simple to pull off. Start with a turtleneck as the base, like this one from Joseph Abboud. Then layer on a tuxedo suit, and if you want one you can actually wear to more than just a black tie affair then opt for this option from Express. Its cotton sateen fabric is just enough to not be taken too seriously while still giving off those James Bond vibes. Complete the look with a pair of Rockport dress shoes with some chunkier soles to spice it up.
Must-Have: Even if you never leave the house (or if you work from home), you can still be as stylish as you are comfortable. That’s where a silky striped robe from Derek Rose (no, not the basketball player) comes in handy, especially if you’re one of those that think clothing is optional inside the house. This way you don’t have to freak out if the doorbell rings. And the best part about this one is that it has a chest pocket, so yes, go all out at home and walk around in a pocket square. If you’d prefer to spend your hard-earned money on something you wear outside of the house, then you can still look stylish in this more affordable version found at Nordstrom.
Industry Update: Here’s something you don’t see every day: a digital runway show. That’s the plan for ‘green’ designer Vivienne Westwood’s London show in January as she has announced that it will be completely digital, replacing the traditional catwalk with emails and a short film to visually captivate the online audience. Westwood’s goal is for consumers to “buy less, choose well, make it last.”