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Modernize your black coordinate with blue. Introducing men’s outfits for reference.

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Modernize your black coordinate with blue. Introducing men's outfits for reference.

The cool black and noble blue coordination creates a chic and mature atmosphere and shows potential in creating a solid impression. With the theme of “black and blue coordination,” this issue introduces styling tips, men’s coordination from overseas as a reference, and blue items from popular brands that are easy to use in black and blue coordination!

To make the black-and-blue coordination look good, the usual technique is to use contrasting materials and color tones.

Originally, black and blue, which are close in color tone, were difficult to distinguish. In fashion, black is considered more dressy than blue, and they should be avoided to be worn together to avoid confusing levels of formality. However, now that style mixing has become the default and the range of dressing has expanded, the black and blue coordinate has become a staple, bringing a sense of calmness to the styling and bringing out a more mature look. For a more presentable and smart look, contrasting textures and tones is considered the usual technique.

In street fashion, Ye’s blue-black coordination is well-known. This style, in which the whole body is neatly divided into two colors, blue and black, to create a contrasting effect, was actively adopted when the brand was developing its first collaboration items with Gap.

Dressing Point 1: “To smartly put together the black-blue coordinate, use black as the main color, accentuate it with blue, and blend it in with a good proportion with the omission of the white difference!

If you want to put together a black-and-blue coordinate with a relaxed impression that blends in well with the waiting, accentuate the black item with a blue item, and blend in well with the white item, which has excellent neutralizing power, to achieve a good balance. The addition of neutral white items will bring out the individual flavors of black and blue, while completing the look without feeling clunky.

Emphasize the blue outerwear as the main player with the black top and bottom as the axis of the coordinate.

The technique of using a black top and bottom to form the axis of the coordinate and highlighting the main outerwear in a different color can also be applied to the black and blue coordinate. If the innerwear and bottoms are tightened with black, which is a contracting color, to ensure a cool impression, the blue outerwear, which is the main attraction, is emphasized and a clear look is achieved.

Point 3: “In winter, when layered clothing and warm outerwear are the mainstay of a blue-black coordinate, the upper body, which tends to show volume, should be tightened with black, and the bottoms should be finished off with a sleek blue look.

Black and blue coordinates in winter, when thick layers of clothing and warm outerwear are the mainstay. It is also fun to use black for the upper body, which tends to show volume, and blue for the bottoms for a sleek finish. By using black and blue on the top and bottom, the characteristics of each color stand out, creating a well-defined coordinate.

Take a look at international street snapshots of black and blue coordinates! Find your ideal men’s coordination!

If you want to see more men’s coordination, check “OTOKOMAE Snapshot Page”!

The snapshots we picked up this time, including the black-and-blue outfit, are now available on the OTOKOMAE Snap Page. Using the hashtag function, you can check out all the snaps focusing on a single item at once. If you register as a member, you can save your favorite snaps and articles.

To see more men's coordination, check out the "OTOKOMAE Snapshot Page!

See the outfits on the OTOKOMAE Snap Page

Introducing recommended blue items!

Finally, the OTOKOMAE editorial department introduces “blue items” that we recommend to our readers, based on information obtained from interviews at exhibitions of hot brands and leading select stores, as well as from our fixed-point observations in major fashion cities!

(1) THE NORTH FACE “Nuptse Jacket,” an easy-to-use blue item for a black-and-blue coordinate

The LAPIS BLUE model is a reissue of the retro-style Nuptse Jacket released in 1996. The jacket is made of high quality 700 fill-power goose down and has a double-layer shoulder construction designed for carrying a backpack, making it ideal for both serious outdoor use and town use.

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(2) STONE ISLAND – Blue item ” 525C4 “, easy to use for black and blue coordinates

This high neck knit is knitted in a thin 12-gauge merillas knit. This bright blue knit is accented with a black compass logo badge on the left sleeve.

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(3) Supreme: “Box Logo Beanie,” an easy-to-use blue item for black and blue coordinates.

The red box logo on the foldover portion of this Supreme and New Era collaboration beanie makes a big impact.

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(4) MONCLER “MAYA” blue item that is easy to use in a black and blue coordinate

Moncler’s classic down jacket. The iconic nylon-lacquered material and vivid blue coloring give it a luxurious presence.

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(5) Levi’s: “SILVERTAB™ Loose Fit STONEWASH,” an easy-to-wear blue item for black and blue coordinates.

If you are not comfortable with bright blue items, how about choosing denim that has faded to blue? This baggy denim has a loose, roomy, tapered silhouette that tapers toward the hem, giving it a 90s-inspired light color with an uneven finish that looks worn-in, perfect for adding a big-boned look to your black-and-blue coordinates.

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(6) BALENCIAGA “Oversized Hoodie,” an easy-to-use blue item for a black-and-blue coordinate

Oversized hoodie in blue curly fleece. The Tape Type logo is placed on the front and back, and the destructed and washed-out effects have a strong impact on this mode-inspired hoodie.

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(7) adidas “Backenbauer track pants,” an easy-to-use blue item for black and blue coordinates.

Adidas offers a wide variety of blue items, as it has adopted blue as a key color for its brand. We picked up adidas’s Beckenbauer track pants in royal blue, which contrasts sharply with black items. The ” Italia ” box logo on the right side and the large trefoil logo on the left side add an accent to the outfit.

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