From the December 2013 issue
This is not the monochromatic Regis look of the early aughts, nor is it the look of the All Black Everything school of dressing favored by some rap stars/sport agents of late. Rather, dark-on-dark suiting takes full advantage of the varying shades of navy, gray, and even brown that have proliferated over the last couple seasons. With colors that look relatively similar in depth and intensity, it falls to texture to provide contrast. Cotton against wool, flat weaves against chunky ones: Such distinctions break up the sameness and convey a quiet, distinctive confidence. From left: Two-button wool suit ($995) by Hugo; wool turtleneck sweater ($148) by Ted Baker London; leather shoes ($385) by Grenson. Two-button wool suit ($1,995) by Burberry London; cotton shirt ($185) by Carlos Campos; silk tie ($190) by Dior Homme; leather monk-straps ($1,545) by Tod’s. Double-breasted wool suit ($920) by Bonobos; cotton shirt ($275) by Boss; silk tie ($165) by Burberry London; leather monk-straps ($1,320) by John Lobb; wool pocket square ($125) by Isaia.