Who in the world is this guy and why does everyone love him?
Welcome to Shopping With Vogue, a series in which we sift through a fashion lover’s favorite store. For this edition, we shop online with podcaster and consultant, Chris Black aka @donetodeathprojects.
On paper, Chris Black reads like many other men in the fashion industry. His consulting company, Done to Death Projects, has seen him work with brands from Stüssy to Thom Browne. He hosts a popular podcast How Long Gone with DJ Jason Stewart, which has seen the likes of Phoebe Bridgers, Jeremy O. Harris, and Mickey Drexler participate. (Full disclosure: I have also been a guest on the podcast, talking about Albanian pop stars and getting suspended from high school.)
But the reason why I wanted to go shopping with Black is because I wanted to demystify this fit-loving bro’s aura of popularity. People seem to be obsessed with Black and his takes on menswear. Is it his personal style? When I look at Black, he reminds me of Paul Bunyan—albeit if the mythical lumberjack had a running tab on SSENSE. He is 6’4”, has a shaved head, wears thick-rimmed glasses, and will casually drop into conversation that he loves Barry’s Bootcamp. In terms of style, Black isn’t a Harry Styles-esque fashion peacock, nor is he a Supreme-obsessed hypebeast. Instead, he leans more towards a lot of button-ups and loafers. So what’s the big deal here?
This story originally appeared on: Vogue - Author:Liana Satenstein