Style is always about making a statement. Sometimes the statement is simple, while other times it can be something much more aggressive and bold. But whatever that statement is, it will communicate something about who you are and what you are feeling. There are definitely many ways to make a bold style statement. A particular garment can certainly get the job done. However, if something a little loud steps over your style line, going monochromatic is a great way to dip your toe into that water. And nothing makes quite as classically bold a statement as all black.
Wearing all black can definitely be a way of life, though it doesn’t necessarily have to be. As Johnny Cash tells it, being the man in black can mean a variety of things. For me, it’s a state of mind and something I can own when the mood strikes. And as a musician, it’s become something of a performance uniform over the years depending on the venue.
Thrifting is an art form. There some folks who I consider to be bona fide thrifting virtuosi. It’s not an art that I practice very often but my eyes are always open. As a result, every once in a while I stumble upon something that I’ve unconsciously been coveting somewhere deep in my mind’s recesses. The black leather biker jacket I’m wearing was one of those finds. It was $30 and fits pretty close to perfectly. It was a deal I couldn’t pass up.
This Look: Thrifted black leather biker jacket (get similar here, here, and here) – Black slim jeans by Levi’s – Black t-shirt by Gap – Black leather belt by Fossil – Watch with black leather band by Timex – Black sunglasses by Ray-Ban (New Wayfarer) – Black chukka boots c/o Florsheim
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Photography by Rob McIver Photo.