May 18, 2012
I am not the biggest fan of color on men. But I do think that touches of blue, from royal to navy to all that’s in between, like a palate-cleanser, serve to break the monotony of all black in the most handsome, restrained, and slightly subversive manner. Whoever cautioned never to wear black shoes with a blue suit was terribly misguided.
Baartmans and Siegel black wool blouson with blue silk sleeves. I thought the collarless round neckline and the slightly longer length made for a very interesting silhouette.
Three of my favorite English designers, Baartmans and Siegel, Sibling, and Lou Dalton showed their own take on this color-non-color combination at the recent London Showrooms in New York City.
This most amazing pair of voluminous blue pleated trousers from Baartmans and Siegel would be doubly astounding with a black fitted turtleneck or a slouchy cashmere t-shirt.
Sibling's sequined cardigan would bring some dark kitsch to an outfit of lazy, loose all-black, like a louche glamour-grandpa.
a blue denim cap with Lou Dalton's intricate black-on-black Fairisle knit