Black Rain



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The monsoon has been quite bad this year. Sporadic rainfall means that I haven’t brought out the full length rain coat yet, but I still carry around a rain jacket just in case. This means that I am happy and farmers aren’t, which means economic repercussions. Yes, I do spend time thinking about these things but for now, let’s look at how monochrome works with prints.

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 A simple waterproof tech jacket can be thrown over whatever you have on. Make sure that it has waterproof pockets, for your phone and wallet and a hood if possible.

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Combining prints with solid colors is pretty easy, especially when they are black or white, which go together well also. I learnt the hard way that it is a good idea to wear darker colors in the rain. I ride a motorcycle and get splashed by other motorists plodding through puddles quite often. Darker colors hide water stains, see. Now that doesn’t mean you have to go out looking like a Rick Owens fanboy every time it pours. Just keep the pastels at home.

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Cuffing your sleeves and your trousers exudes casual-ness. If you prefer not to cuff your trousers, you can easily have a tailor crop them to just above the ankle to get the same effect. Invisible socks are a must here.

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Brogues and camo are simply meant to work together. Or is it just that military derived clothing lends itself to numerous easy combinations with other wardrobe staples? Take note.

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Here’s a look at the outfit in it’s entirety. Like Nick Wooster says “Business up top, Party down below.”

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So there you go. Going camo is an easy way to combine prints with single solid colors. Also this allows people to see you better during the day (Hahahaha).

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Shirt from People

Tie from Code

Tie Bar from Asos

Trousers from Code 61

Brogues from Clarks

Photos by Roshan Chikodi and Lily Dechamma

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During our shoot we met this lovely man and his jogging partner, a sheep. The sheep jogs with him around MG Road around 8AM on Sundays if you are into petting fuzzy sheep and such. And peep them Nike Air Presto’s. Keep it classic, fam.

PS: Black Rain (Kuroi Ame) is a must-watch Japanese movie about the aftermath of the Hiroshima bombing.

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