Summer is over and so is color. Call us dull, but we’re waiting for the moment when it’s okay to stop pretending we like to wear colorful linen pieces and just tell the truth: we like to wear all-black outfits made up of thick wool and leather. So, with black clothes firmly back on the menu, let’s dive into it.
Legendary designer Yohji Yamamoto once said, “Black is both modest and arrogant. Black is lazy and easy yet mysterious. But above all, black says this: “I don’t bother you, don’t bother me. Black is the ultimate style tool, basically. If you’re going to wear just one color, make sure it’s black, and if you still want to pop in flashes of color, they’ll look best when placed against a black background.
The problem with black clothing, however, is that if you’re building all-black outfits, you have to look beyond the color. Look for textures and materials to add personality to your outfit. Below, we’ve rounded up the best black cop clothes right now from SSENSE, and they’re defined by beautiful materials and interesting textures.
Shop SSENSE’s best black apparel below.
Our Legacy Hellraiser Jacket
Our Legacy always has the best leather jackets of the season. This FW season, we’re obsessed with the Hellraiser jacket crafted in beautiful shiny black leather.
Lu’u Dan Duster Coat
Another major plus point of the seasonal change is that chunky coats are re-entering the wardrobe. Lu’u Dan’s Duster Coat is almost dragging on the floor, it’s so big. As we all know: the bigger the coat, the better the outfit.
Marine Serre embroidered T-shirt
While we love edgy black pieces, black apparel is staple territory, so keeping things simple is also a good tactic. This Marine Serre t-shirt is the kind of garment you’ll wear year after year.
Andersson Bell Adrian22 Turtleneck
Knits, that’s all. Black mesh. We are so happy to have you back. This Andersson Bell turtleneck features a stripe of textured fabric at the back to add punch to the classic piece.
CFCL fluted tank top
We talked about the importance of texture when playing with a single color. This Flute tank top by CFCL looks like an irregular pleated finish to bring a new angle to your all-black outfits.
TAAKK crochet sweater
We’re considering crocheting this sweater over a white t-shirt to make the most of the gaps in the yarn. Styling black clothes doesn’t have to be boring.
SOPHNET. 2Tuck Tapered Pants
Your fall/winter wardrobe needs pleated black pants. There is no way around this. SOPHNET. take care of us this year with the 2Tuck pants.
Marsèll Carro Derbies
Marsèll manufactures formal leather shoes with a touch of originality. This pair of derby shoes features a raised sole and patent leather upper, illustrating exactly what we mean when we say dressing in black doesn’t mean dressing boring.
Salomon XA-Pro 3D low trainers
Salomon’s highly technical designs look about as good as they come when dressed in black. We love Salomon’s bright color palettes, but there’s something so raw about the XA-Pro 3D when blacked out.
Small Museo Marni bag
All black also means accessories. A high-quality black leather bag will see many seasons to come, and this minimalist design from Marni goes nowhere in terms of style.
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