Uptown Bourgeois is an arts, news, and culture blog created by New York-based freelance writer Jefferey Spivey. UB explores universal themes through a black, queer lens. 

All Black Everything

I know, I know...I was a big proponent of wearing bright colors and bold patterns throughout the cold months when Uptown Bourgeois first launched. But as a New Yorker, I have definitely developed an affinity for monochormatic looks including those that are all black. If you're looking for a little gifting inspiration for that stylish man in your life that prefers a dark color palette, the above pieces could be a great place to start. You'll notice some of my favorite pieces here like the quilted vest, infinity scarf, and skinny denim. But it's the sum of the parts that work together to create an elevated black look that's equally comfortable and appropriate for multiple occasions. Pick one item for him or recreate the whole look. Whether he needs a complete revamp or something small to enhance his outfit, this gifting grid has you covered.

Photo by SahedPhotography.com

Vest and Jeans: Banana Republic; Sweatshirt: Gap; Scarf and Beanie: Urban Outfitters; Gloves: Marc Jacobs; Belt: Wall + Water; Headphones: Sol Republic; Sneakers: Reef

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