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That Spring Look | Black & Silver

Apr 3rd, 2011 | Categories: That Spring Look | by Michael Williams

We’re feeling colorful this spring, if you consider silver a color. Every so often we want to hit the reset button and wear all black for days. Maybe it is a New York thing or maybe we’re mourning LCD Soundsystem or feeling dark after seeing The Strokes. Then again, it could just be that we’re channeling Johnny Cash. Either way, this look will never not work. Mix and match as you wish. Take inspiration if you find it. Breakdown after the jump.

Comments: 36

36 Comments to “That Spring Look | Black & Silver”

  1. Jacob
    on Apr 3rd, 2011
    @ 11:17 PM

    If you’re going to wear all black, you may as well wear Doc Martens.

  2. DY
    on Apr 3rd, 2011
    @ 11:22 PM


    Jacob. Don’t be an idiot.

  3. Brennan
    on Apr 3rd, 2011
    @ 11:25 PM

    This is a great look. Good to see that people are lifting the ban on black clothing in the springtime. Include a copy of Spinal Tap’s Black album, and the ensemble will be complete. From that point, it can be none more black.

  4. A Distinctive Taste
    on Apr 3rd, 2011
    @ 11:50 PM

    Here in the Mid-atlantic from November through late April these items will work without a doubt. Always great picks. Thanks

  5. robbie
    on Apr 4th, 2011
    @ 12:03 AM

    Those jean shops are pure sex.

  6. Chase
    on Apr 4th, 2011
    @ 12:06 AM

    I hate to hate, but are you actually wearing this? It looks good but i doubt you actually have everything here. what makes this type of post good is the reality of actually wearing the list of bad ass things i want to own.

  7. Charlie
    on Apr 4th, 2011
    @ 1:00 AM

    Can someone post flask recommendations. I need one, but certainly am uncertain on getting a decent one. This one is even sold out.

  8. Greg
    on Apr 4th, 2011
    @ 1:00 AM

    I love this look and I NEVER wear black… Maybe I’ll start.

  9. william
    on Apr 4th, 2011
    @ 1:32 AM


    I’ve always liked the classic Stanley flasks for $25. Comes in green or black. If you want something a little more modern than I have no clue.

  10. kiya
    on Apr 4th, 2011
    @ 2:05 AM

    Thanks for that, your post just cost me $78. I bought the 6oz flask.

  11. TA
    on Apr 4th, 2011
    @ 4:00 AM

    Anyone know when Fuji Finepix X100 is going to come out? only pre-order right now?

  12. DSTRYA
    on Apr 4th, 2011
    @ 9:14 AM

    silver/pewter laces + black shoes looks great — wouldn’t have thought of that combo

  13. Michael Williams
    on Apr 4th, 2011
    @ 9:51 AM

    Kiya — I think you go off cheap!

    TA — X100 comes out sometime in the next few weeks or months. Production has been delayed because of everything that happened in Japan.

  14. REP96st
    on Apr 4th, 2011
    @ 9:52 AM

    I think Jean Shop denim is overhyped and a bit too expensive. I would search elsewhere.

  15. Pete
    on Apr 4th, 2011
    @ 10:10 AM

    Kaufmann has other good stuff, too, but those Wentworth flasks are great. Shape like a river stone.

    Black shirts I have a harder time getting behind.

  16. cc
    on Apr 4th, 2011
    @ 10:41 AM

    silver and black? makes me think of raider nation and drive by shootings.
    I rarely wear black these days. If I do I try to limit it to something small … It’s so severe and I’m not stylish enough to really pull it off.

  17. Tad
    on Apr 4th, 2011
    @ 11:49 AM

    Love the Boots.

  18. Michael Williams
    on Apr 4th, 2011
    @ 12:20 PM

    I remember buying Jean Shop jeans for $230 a few years ago and thinking it was a lot. But because I buy basically one pair of jeans a year and I wear them so much I’m willing to pay up to $300 if I really like them. That’s just me though.

  19. Isaac
    on Apr 4th, 2011
    @ 12:56 PM

    Navy is spring’s black :P

    But yeah, nice setup there.

  20. JP
    on Apr 4th, 2011
    @ 3:49 PM

    Black & Silver… My go-to combo!

    Reminiscent of the greatness of the Raiders…

    Black & Silver all day baby!

  21. Nicole
    on Apr 4th, 2011
    @ 5:47 PM

    We sell English pewter flasks on but we only have a few left right now.

  22. Speedmaster
    on Apr 4th, 2011
    @ 5:58 PM

    Wore my Speedmaster today, and I REALLY want those Alden boots! ;-)

  23. Matt
    on Apr 5th, 2011
    @ 1:27 AM

    For the first time since I’ve been following this website I actually disagree with you.

  24. Umpa
    on Apr 5th, 2011
    @ 12:06 PM

    Already there. Got my Invicta pro diver reserve blackface, black shoes, black jeans, black v necks, next is those sweet Persols.

  25. Charles
    on Apr 5th, 2011
    @ 2:57 PM

    Like that belt. Ordering a brown one to hold up my kakis this summer.

  26. LS
    on Apr 5th, 2011
    @ 9:01 PM

    Good setup there Michael. I only have the Speedmaster so far.. but am seriously thinking about getting the X100.

    Very tempted with the flask.. I have been looking for a good flask to carry few precious drops of Laphroaig 10.y.o. It’s actually autumn here in Melbourne and getting colder by day.

    Those boots are out of my price range for now so I’ll have to substitute them with a pair of still-benchmade, world famous R.M Williams chelseas!

  27. Michael Williams
    on Apr 5th, 2011
    @ 9:02 PM

    I’d say if you have the watch you are off to a great start. I wear the R.M. Williams all the time, especially in the winter. I think my style is called “Gardner” or something like that. Good stuff.

  28. Clifford
    on Apr 5th, 2011
    @ 11:26 PM

    That X100 is on my wish list also! Great minds think alike.

  29. CTN
    on Apr 6th, 2011
    @ 12:12 AM

    I look forward to reading about what you wear at the beginning of each season, however, I cannot get excited about this post. I never wear black and I only own black dress shoes. Sorry to hate.

  30. tz
    on Apr 6th, 2011
    @ 10:30 AM

    Hmm… something I learned a long tine ago: clothes & material goods DON”T make the Man, his Actions and Accomplishments do…

  31. P
    on Apr 6th, 2011
    @ 11:37 AM

    The Speedmaster really pulls everything together and gives it a nice punch.
    A real cool watch will do that.
    I’ve been wearing my Sub pretty much every day for a month since I pulled the trigger.

  32. Todd V
    on Apr 6th, 2011
    @ 10:21 PM

    There are just too many great watches to own.

  33. death at sea
    on Apr 7th, 2011
    @ 9:19 PM

    I’ll be wearing black and silver while pissing on the graves of LCD Soundsystem, seriously the most overrated band in years!!

  34. jaws
    on Apr 10th, 2011
    @ 11:37 PM

    jonas shirt is a miss, need a button up with more texture to avoid looking like some tech nerd.

  35. JJ
    on Apr 11th, 2011
    @ 11:44 AM

    The Strokes sucked live?

  36. MOA
    on Apr 13th, 2011
    @ 2:40 PM

    Great looking stuff, Michael.

    Loving the inclusion of the flask and rain jacket.