Some consider black too reserved — depressing, even. We, however, see it as a challenge: get black right and its look becomes timeless, sleek and, frankly, pretty badass. After all, we wouldn’t feel the same way about Johnny Cash if he were the “Man in Yellow”. However, if you want a look that’s more Gotham up and comer than goth castaway, you’ll have to place your bets well. For this edition of Elements, we’ve highlighted a collection of all-black goods that go for stealthy composure. Pair them well.
Our Picks: Gotham Stand Bag ($205), Cole Haan LunarGrand Wingtip ($198), Philips Sonicare DiamondClean ($220), Killspencer Black Leather Football ($350), Field Notes Pitch Black ($10), Fujifilm X100S ($1,299), BWD Rolex Daytona (~$25,000), Tsovet SMT-RS40 ($975), Barney’s New York Rimowa Topas Stealth Cabin ($1,340), Audioengine A2+B ($249)