August 8, 2011
Tank tops have, arguably, crossed over from the realm of underwear to being articles of clothing acceptably worn out in public. In the caramelizing heat of New York City, bereft of personal automobiles to ferry you around in air conditioning, it is only just that these sleeveless shirts for men be allowed. I think Blood is the New Black makes the perfect tank tops: the fabric is soft and thin but not flimsy, the front cut flatteringly low and wide, and the armholes not obscenely low. I’d size up on their tank tops for extra breeziness.
Number (N)ine sunglasses, Blood is the New Black x Brian Lichtenberg tank top, Topman trousers, Margiela shoes
Blood is the New Black collaborates with various artists for the prints on their shirts. The print on mine is Brian Lichtenberg‘s rendition of Martin Margiela’s infamous hair jacket. To further the tribute to the designer who had since left his eponymous company, sunglasses that are reminiscent of his L’incognito shades:
shield sunglasses by Number (N)ine
and shoes from when Martin was still at Margiela:
Margiela ivory laceless cap-toes
photos by Pop, Bop and Snap