When Black Pants Are Necessary
Neither Serge nor I can wear black pants. We both feel like they don't
match with anything. They are too black, and we feel cheesy and
self-conscious in them, like: Are those my legs? How do we get over it?
Should we bother?
Don't bother. Just keep one pair of black pants in the way-back of your closets for those very few times in life when they are really called for: Miming, cat burglaring, strictly black tie affairs, presenting at the Oscars, and set changing in black box theater. (Note that we did not mention funerals, where any dark color is good.)
Have you seen our Favorite Site of the Week, The Satorialist? What a wonderful idea: stop well-dressed New Yorkers (and visitors), snap their picture, and share the inspiring evidence online, daily. Not many black pants pictured, we've noticed.