My friend Brandon sent me this list featured on Complex Magazine’s online fashion blog and wanted my input. Never mind the fact that black denim is much better suited to winter & fall than the springtime, the list was published May 3rd, more than a month into spring with summer fast approaching! Looking past the editorial faux pas, I like the idea of a “Best Black Denim” list.
Zara offers raw superskinny black denim, which is awesome, but I usually opt for traditional denim when it comes to black. Why? I don’t particularly like the 80’s wear patterns that develop, just not as graceful as blue indigo.
If I were to buy raw black denim, it’d be Dior Homme. They’d cost you well over $500, but you’d be rocking the most classic fitting slim pant ever made. Plus, the craftsmanship is truly topnotch.
Lastly, I would be remiss not to mention Cheap Monday in a conversation about black jeans. For value and fit, they are unparalleled. Are they going to last as long as the Dior Homme jeans? No. But for just over $50 you’ll have a great pair of pants that will look fantastic, and how often do you wear black denim anyway?