January 17, 2021

Men’s fashion microtrend: summer goth

Who says black clomper boots aren’t for wearing when the sun is shining?

The summer goth look is all about denial. A denial of fashion, of the season, of life, even. It’s about stubbornly wearing black clomper boots and a grey oversize jumper as the unrepentant sun beats down on you. Pulling this off requires a bold disdain for sun/shorts/happiness and lots of deodorant. It’s a look that stares the world in the eye and says, “I hate primary colours, me.” The key is thin layers that don’t defeat the purpose of venturing outside and getting… ever hotter. If you can, we say, “Go for it.”

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