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    One thing that everyone agrees is that, when it comes to autumn the mood is set to be dark. Gloom and sombre, which seems to be very synonymous with the season. Though on the Fall/Winter 2011 catwalk there appear to be many injection of colors by some designers - one thing that many will not forget is the color black. And as edgy as other colors could be, black remain steadfast in the trend book of most people, since it's the easiest to be paired with anything.

    In the previous issue of Shortlist mag, black has returned to be vying the attention in its editorial spread. From highstreet labels to the high-end brands, there's an array of black denims for you to choose. The fit? The fav of this season is the skinny or slimfit as usual. It's very mod, always edgy and not to mention... very Hedi Slimane circa Dior Homme in yesteryears which has now becoming a huge cult through generations.

    From left: Slim fit '511' by Levi's, Superslim 'Defend' by G Star Raw; Black denim 'Thenaz' by Diesel

    From left: Black denim 'Jones' with waist adjuster by Acne; Black straight leg by Uniqlo; Black 'Arbass' by Replay
    [pix from shortlist]

    To me, when one talks about black jeans; how black is the black coz there're plenty of the hues out there! It can be Selvedge black in its raw denim texture. It can be soft black, or washed black with the 'whiskering' features. Or it can be graphite and also 'true' black, which can be a bit formal than its previous siblings.

    And wrecking open my wardrobe, I found a couple of black jeans that have been in there for quite some times from various highstreet brands. Since my hitherto is all about slim - the fit is either skinny or slim-fit which is always figure skimming. What I love about black jeans is that, not only the color also helps to streamline the body figure (or in other word, slim you down!), black is always look chic no matter what, especially when throwing out a simple white tee with it. And another important thing though, there's always that technique to make my look appear interesting: never pair any faded top if I wear a faded jeans. And if I wear an aged trousers (with the whiskering and stuff), the top has to be kept clean and simple so that the overall ensemble doesn't look too busy.

    That's the art of wearing clothes, which I think Kenneth Cole also agree with me!

    Black skinny Selvedge denim - Uniqlo : Cropped, contrast-hem blazer - Sub Zero
    White tank top - H&M : Black chrono watch - The Fullblooded Skull by Swatch.

    Black slimfit washed denim - UniqloNeo leather symmetric biker jacket - Uniqlo 
    Black slimfit, waxed, raw denim - UniqloWaistcoat - Cos

    Black 'Sliq' ultraslim denim - H&MDrummer boy military jacket - River Island

    And mentioning autumn, the one thing I love is to wear a simple tee and the black jeans, with the wool overcoat fastened with a belt, and finish off by tucking the jeans inside the hi-top lace-up boots. Simplicity at its best. And I have no idea, why by wearing this I became one of the case study at London College of Fashion... Fashion people are pretty weird, huh?

    Black 'Sliq' ultraslim denim - H&M:  Wool overcoat - Burton
    White tank top - H&MStudded fingerless glove and hi-top lace-up boots - Zara.