Men in Monochrome

When it comes to what to wear this season, go for black — all black.

By: Giuseppa Nadrowksi

This year, across the collections — and even across seasons — designers championed the return of monochrome! From Paris to Milan, London, and New York, sleek all-black looks were everywhere — both in more elegantly suited pairings and in casual everyday sportswear. It’s a classic look with a bit of an edge. It’s at once timeless and utterly modern. It’s a style any man can wear and make his own. Riccardo Tisci elevated the look at Burberry with clean lines, sophisticated materials, and interesting styling: kilts, slim coats, thigh-high boots. It was fresh and contemporary but could also transcend seasons — a true fashion-forward investment. At both the Fall/Winter 21 and Spring/Summer 22 collections of Prada and Saint Laurent, monochrome felt a bit more rock ‘n’ roll — oversized pea coats, skinny jeans, bomber jackets, slim suits, sensationally tailored separates. Virgil Abloh took the all-black look to fashion extremes at Louis Vuitton with dramatic coating (think sweeping floor lengths) and suits with airplanes for buttons. It was a look he continued in his Spring/Summer 22 collection as well, this time with shorts, leather, belted jackets, and oversize hats. What we love even more about wearing all black is its endless versatility and its ability to easily transition between day and night. Below, we’ve curated some of the season’s best all-black designs. Wear them alone, or take our advice and opt for a total tonal look because, as Will Smith’s iconic 1997 hit song declared, “here come the Men in Black.”

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Inverness Sunglasses

$172
Ray-Ban

Greca Labyrinth Boots

Price Upon Request
Versace

Jeans

$198
7 For all Mankind

Spirit of Big Bang Gold Crystal 42mm

$29,500
Hublot

Baseball Cap

$95
Emporio Armani

Logo Print Lightweight Hooded Jacket

$1,290
Burberry

Pebbled Leather Backpack

$2,595
Giorgio Armani

Re-Nylon Leather Bag

$1,270
Prada