Sunday, November 18, 2012

[Lookbook 11.11.2012] The black hole effect

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Last week I attended a colleague's wedding (which I rarely do) and this was what I wore. No, it's not a funeral. Believe me, it's a wedding. Everyone invited was requested to wear black, that's why. So I pulled on an all-black getup -- shirt, suit, bow tie and shoes. And oh, yes, sunnies since it was an outdoor wedding and the sun was still too bright.

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GQ Magazine, however, is not particularly fond of this look, which it calls "the black hole effect." Because there's nothing but black and only your face, a little of your neck, and your hands that show, it's like you're being sucked into a black hole.

But I had to comply with the dress code, and everybody else actually did as well. So the challenge was how to create contrasts within an all-black ensemble. Well, I didn't have much but at least the lapels of my suit and my bow tie had a bit of sheen to somehow save me from being completely sucked into the hole.

Anyway, I hope you can see through all the black. Most of my pictures are group shots, but I'm sure my colleagues won't mind me posting them here.

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Shirt, suit jacket and bow tie (all Merger); pants (Zara Man); shoes (Call It Spring). Photos by Jasmin Garcia.

10 comments:

  1. YOU LOOK COOL AND YOUR FRIENDS SEEM LOVELY TOO!!!;))
    XOXO




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  2. Great idea for the wedding styling!

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  3. Your pose and shades in the third picture resembles Keanu Reeves in Matrix in my opinion. Matching both glossy and flat fabrics is a really good way to stand from the black crowd :D

    Greetings from Poland

    secondhand-dandy@blogspot.com

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    1. haha! he wore sunnies of a different style, though. now if only i had black trench or something...

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  4. great pix. i'm actually attending a wedding two weeks from now as well and wearing a similar jacket. luckily there's no dress code. love the black on black though.

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  6. You seriously need to smile. :)

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