THE NEW BLACK, SAME AS THE OLD BLACK
By S. Charlie Weyman
“If you’re in the fashion world — and I have one foot in it — at some point you have to come to terms with black. Black can be very chic, and guys who are into tradition are generally not into chic.” – Alan Flusser
It was only five years ago when menswear bloggers declared that nobody should wear black. Black leathers were said not to acquire the beautiful patina that makes an old and much-rubbed pair of brown shoes so well loved, and black fabrics were considered unflattering to most complexions. The wind seems to blow in the opposite direction these days, as my Tumblr feed is overcast with black bombers, black jeans, and black boots.
Black clothing has a rich history.