Trend Report: Black & White

There’s no grey area for this trend: black and white is hot. This graphic, polished, and versatile trend was spotted all over runways and in editorials for this season. From uptown formal to downtown casual, here’s our take on fall’s simplest and hottest trend.

Left: SAND mohair dinner jacket $728, Psycho Bunny cotton sweater $110, Adidas SLVR shirt $115, John Varvatos pant $148, John Varvatos leather boot $398.
Right: Tombolini glen check suit $895, PYA zip-up $175, SLVR shirt $115, John Varvatos shoes $275.

Left: Lab tonal plaid suit $995, Stenstrom shirt $195, Gotstyle tie $65.
Right: Strellson Bianchi bike suit $795, Adidas black shirt $115, A. Christensen pocket square $55, Gotstyle tie $45.

Black doesn’t always mean solid black, tonal plaids are a great way to stay neutral while adding subtle pattern for interest.

Here’s a suit that stand apart from the others: the Strellson / Bianchi bike suit. Strellson joined with Bianchi to develop a suit fit for cycling. Along with from the technical fabric, it also features reflective collar strips and zippered pockets to make the biker’s daily commute way easier.

Left: Moods of Norway piped blazer $395, Oscar shirt $175, Dion bow tie $95, Tiger pants $199, Jin Qun pocket square $20.
Centre: Tiger of Sweden wool sportcoat $525, Adidas SLVR shirt $115, DL1961 denim $198, Dion cotton pocket square $20, bow tie.
Right: Without Prejudice wool blazer $650, Oscar shirt $175, Dion bow tie $95, Tombolini vest $175, Tiger pants $199.

It’s the season for formal events. Fundraisers, galas, holiday parties, whatever else you’ve got penned in your social schedule. Keep your look clean and sharp with black and white, but dress it up with a bow tie. The great thing about this trend is that it can go from edgy and youthful to traditional three piece suit, it’s a trend for every type of guy and any type of event.

Left: Hamaki-ho laser cut blazer $395, Strellson shirt $140, Haight & Ashbury knit tie $45, Adidas SLVR pants $120.
Right: Adidas SLVR wool jacket $370, Lab quilted sportcoat $695, SAND plaid shirt $198, Adidas SLVR pants $120.

Even this season’s wools are black and white. Hamaki is brand new to the store, which we’ll introduce to you soon. Their laser cut wool blazer is cozy, soft, and stands out from the traditional wool blazers of fall.

Left: John Varvatos leather jacket $1198, PRPS cord shirt $215, DL1961 denim $198.
Right: Adidas SLVR leather jacket $562.50, SAND plaid shirt $250, PRPS black denim $255, Gotstyle tie $45.

The classic black leather jacket is hardly a new trend, but it does look best when done with black, grey, and white. With a pair of black jeans, this is a look for for downtown casual guys who still want that clean, sharp look.

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