Summer’s over and so is color. Call us dreary, but we’ve been waiting for the moment it’s okay to stop pretending we like wearing colorful linen pieces and just tell the truth: we like wearing all-black outfits composed of heavy wool and leather. So, with black clothing firmly back on the menu, let’s dive in.
Legendary designer Yohji Yamamoto once said: “Black is modest and arrogant at the same time. Black is lazy and easy but mysterious. But above all, black says this: “I don’t bother you, don’t bother me.”” Black is the ultimate styling tool, essentially. If you’re going to wear one color, make sure it’s black, and if you still want to insert flashes of color, they’ll look best when set against a black backdrop.
The thing with black clothing, though, is that if you’re building all-black outfits, you need to look beyond the color. Look to textures and materials to give your outfit personality. Below, we’ve put together the best black clothing to cop right now from SSENSE, and it’s defined by beautiful materials and interesting textures.
Shop the best black clothing from SSENSE below.
Stone Island Patch Turtleneck
Stone Island's compass logo always stands out, but never more so than on an all-black sweater. A good turtleneck is essential as fall and winter set in, and this one just has a touch of extra charisma.
Dime Sparkle Hoodie
Dime is doing it for us with this simple, '90s-style hoodie. Oversized to the perfect degree with a standout graphic logo to the chest, it's everything you need from an everyday hoodie.
Nike Air More Uptempo 96 Sneakers
In the arena of massively underrated Nike sneakers, we'd say that the Uptempo 96 is one of our favorites. This black iteration features purple trims throughout for a subtle twist.
Our Legacy Hellraiser Jacket
Our Legacy always comes with the best leather jackets of the season. This FW season, we're obsessing over the Hellraiser Jacket cut from beautiful, glossy black leather.
Lu'u Dan Duster Coat
Another major positive of the seasonal change is that massive coats reenter the wardrobe. Lu'u Dan's Duster Coat almost trails on the floor it's that big. As we all know: the bigger the coat, the better the outfit.
Marine Serre Embroidered T-Shirt
While we love avant-garde black pieces, black clothing is prime staple territory, so keeping things simple is also a good tactic. This Marine Serre tee is the kind of thing you'll wear year in, year out.
Andersson Bell Adrian22 Turtleneck
Knitwear, that's all. Black knitwear. We're so happy you're back. This Andersson Bell turtleneck features a strip of textured fabric to the reverse to add some punch to the classic piece.
SOPHNET. 2Tuck Tapered Trousers
Your fall/winter wardrobe needs a pair of pleated black trousers. There's no way around it. SOPHNET. is taking care of us this year with the 2Tuck Trousers.
Marsèll Carro Derby Shoes
Marsèll makes formal leather shoes with a twist. This pair of Derby Shoes features a raised sole unit and patent leather uppers, exemplifying exactly what we mean when we say that dressing in black doesn't mean dressing boringly.
Marni Small Museo Bag
All-black means accessories too. A high-quality black leather bag will see out many, many seasons to come, and this minimal design from Marni is going nowhere style-wise.
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