Apparently this is one of the famous listed Goth problems; when your black clothes have all the different shades of black and you can't combinate them to get a uniform black outfit. Most people see the irony here, it's actually a joke, but I have also seen lots of tiny bats who describe it as a huge problem in their closet.
I think washed out blacks looks great with black black (silly sentence to write). I once had an oversized tshirt for ten years in pure cotton, it washed out quickly but looked very good with a vest, slim pants, winkle pickers and a wide brimmed hat. Literally wore it to pieces. I frankly do believe that most of us are a bit more laid back about this issue than those who dress in black for specific occations.
While googling “my blacks don’t match” except from a couple of goth blogs, I found question forums were people asked about matching suits with prom dresses or groom and bestman’s suits.
This site gives advices to male fashionistas, how to combine their black clothes, listing 6 rules for wearing black. It's worth reading, even for women, but please don't take these rules seriously.
A question from a lady who is about to go to a job interview asked if she can mix different black fabrics to create a suit. Why even try to put together a suit with different black fabrics? I would say that different fabrics gives the different texture that makes an outfit look more interesting to the eye and not just a black mass.
Even The Lady of the Manners have written about this issue. I wonder have someone of you, dear readers, ever came across a brownish black a black? I haven’t. What is your opinion regarding this is it a joke or a real problem?
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It is Friday evening here and I finally have one week of vacation. I will rest and try to be social for once.