The Darker Side

I usually avoid asking people their favorite color, not because it doesn’t interest me but because every other person tends to quote “BLACK” as one of their favorite one, which upsets me. Yes, it does!!! Let me start with these two quotes defend my discomfort:

“One is never over-dressed or underdressed with a (Little) Black Dress.”― Karl Lagerfeld

“Any colour – so long as it’s black.” ― Henry Ford

Yes, BLACK is not a colour, it’s a statement, it’s the bench-mark of elegance, sharpness, authority, emotion and class. It is one colour the every wardrobe nurtures to see if it’s been paired with the right “partner”. And when you say it’s a colour, it loses all its significance. It’s one colour that has seen a rising transition from being identified for the glooming world to the now, glamorous high-end attires.
This column here today is not to depict my eternal love for BLACK but to showcase few illustrations –with just black (yes, black is also not counted in colour-pallete, it’s a mixer), collection of icons & designers who promote black and black wardrobe-essentials for men.

The Darker Side


Black Wardrobe Essentials for Men

  • Black Suit
  • Black Dress Pants (min 3 pairs)
  • Black Tie
  • Black Pocket Square
  • Black Jeans
  • Black Tee’s (round necks, v necks, printed, polo’s but no sleeveless)
  • Black Leather Formal Belt
  • Black Formal Shoes (preferably Oxfords or Chelsea)
  • Black Casual Shoes (preferably Loafers or Sneakers )
  • Black Socks (min 3 pairs)
  • Black Leather Wallet
  • Black Leather Laptop Case or Messenger Bag
  • Black Classic Watch
  • Black Sunglasses
  • Black Pull-over/ Turtle Neck/ Cardigan/ Leather Jacket (whatever suits your personal style)

By: Team FMW


COMING UP NEXT: Do’s & Don’t’s of Black Dressing

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