It is difficult to imagine a modern man without a good black shirt in his closet. It is such a versatile piece that together with the white shirt they are an absolute "must" for a complete menswear wardrobe. There are few things to be considered when matching the black shirt with other outfits. A little spying in the celebrity world and not only, gives some hints about how to wear an Iconic Black shirt with style.
1. Wear it a la George Clooney, unbuttoned, for a casual look. Mr. Clooney took the black shirt to new heights matching it with carefully chosen shades of black or grey suits. Pop culture expert Kimberly Potts found it as the most appropriate look for "The Last Great Movie Star" book cover, where Mr. Clooney appears in a "all black" attire. He looks good, he looks smart and he is definitely "addicted" to black shirts.
2. On the contrary, Keanu Reeves prefers to wear the black shirt all buttoned up and paired with a nice slim tie. Mr. Matrix's formal approach is elegant and exclusive. Consider wearing a three piece black suit and a black dress shirt with a dark shade tie. It would give you a real sartorial look. Be always attentive that shirt and suit must not be in the same tone and choose different shades of black.
3. Wear it with no jacket at all with a pair of good quality jeans with slim cut or a pair of grey trousers. This attire is the Minimalist Architect's favorite and IT-Entrepreneurs style, the perfect outfit for the creative world dress code. Any movie star enjoying it? Yes, Mr. Hugh Jackman alias Wolverine. ...or Ulverine?