Essentials: Black Tee

I try to keep my style fairly simple. Solid colors, mostly. I don’t have a problem with stripes or primary colors but I typically try to cull my wardrobe down to what is absolutely necessary.

Thus, black t-shirts are a staple of my wardrobe. I throw one on at night after work and wear one out and about on the weekends. It’s a simple choice and one that I think looks okay.

I don’t necessarily value variety in clothing but that doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate having choices or fashion, in general. As I write this, I’m wearing a t-shirt I bought on a work trip to Berkeley. It’s yellow and there’s a navy bear on it. Simply put, I don’t feel the need for a great number of novelty tees. But I will buy one from time to time.

Besides black shirts, I have a couple navy ones and occasionally one that’s charcoal gray. Maybe that’s boring. But to me, it’s just simple.

In all honesty, I don’t have that many opportunities to wear t-shirts. I can’t wear them to work, and I rarely wear them out at night. So, I just don’t need that many.

The white t-shirt used to be classic: think Paul Newman, James Dean, or Marlon Brando. I think the black t-shirt is the new classic. If that’s like saying black is the new black, then that’s exactly what I’m saying. (Although after taking a look at those pictures, I might have to buy myself a new white tee.)

I wear my black t-shirts with dark jeans and black boots. Sometimes I’ll even put on a pair of sunglasses. It’s not extravagant. It’s not supposed to be.

photo: Štefan Štefančík