Behind the Scenes + Black and White

We recently paid a visit to Studio N, our off-site photo studio inconspicuously located in Seattle’s industrial Georgetown neighborhood. We came back with some monochromatic documentation—perhaps a subconscious sign of how much we’re digging clothes with a classic, can’t-go-wrong lack of color lately.

Keep reading to see a few more behind-the-scenes snaps—plus our Editor’s Picks in high-contrast, low-difficulty black and white.

Don’t call it a trend: While dressing sans hue is experiencing a resurgence among avant-garde rappers and other aspiring minimalists as of late, it’s hardly a new idea. Check classic references like Reservoir Dogs, 2 Tone Records and even Downton Abbey for further inspiration.

Why we like it: Besides looking and feeling unerringly crisp in these ultimate neutrals, no matter the season, the question of “Does this clash?” will never so much as cross your mind. We’re all for color and pattern—but black and white is a no-brainer.

B&W Editor’s Picks:

L-R: Surface To Air Denim Jacket | Nike Air Max 90 | G-Star Raw Sunglasses
ourCaste Tank Top | Hugo Boss iPhone 5 Case

L-R: Onia Board Shorts | Salt Surf Sweatshirt | John Varvatos Star USA Linen Sportcoat
Gents Baseball Cap | Todd Snyder + Champion Henley

L-R: Stone + Cloth Backpack | Rag & Bone T-Shirt | Converse Chuck Taylor High-Tops
Diesel ‘Sleenker’ Jeans | Comme des Garçons ‘Play’ Polo


And pick up more inspiration and advice in our spring trend guide.

[Photos by Sean Dutton.]

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