Even in the Sunshine, all black outfits are my default look. The power of the silhouette look has been a staple trend throughout the decades, particularly within the music industry. Nobody explains the power of the all-black attire better than ‘the man in black’ himself, the legendary Jonny Cash – “I wore black because I liked it. I still do and wearing it still means something to me. It’s still my symbol of rebellion – against a stagnant status quo, against our hypocritical houses of God, against people whose minds are closed to others’ ideas”
This outfit, from top to toe, starts with the classic Rayban Wayfarer. These are a vintage pair, over 40 years old, and as relevant as they’ve ever been. The t-shirt is from Topman: plain black and oversized, tucked into the slacks.
The bottom half of the outfit consists of the Black, Loose-fitting, chino trousers with front darts detail and contrasting piping on the sides. They feature two side pockets, two rear buttoned welt pockets and belt loops. Contrasting metal chain detail. Zip fly and hook fastening in the front. These can be purchased at Zara and offer a simple and sleek style that goes well, dressed up or down.
We complete the look with what might be my most treasured item of fashion, the Balenciaga Triple S. Since making their debut in Demna Gvasalia’s AW17 menswear show for Balenciaga, they have taken the world of sneakers by storm. They are a bold statement with every stride, the heavily padded, triple-soled sneaker is an intentionally audacious hybrid of moulds taken from running, basketball, and track shoes. All that’s left of the look is some statement red socks, just for a little pop.