Let’s get something thing straight once and for all– colors are good. We’re not anti-color. But black will always–always–have a special place in our hearts. No matter what bright madras we’re gazing at on the glossy pages of the whichever summer issue, no matter whether brights or jewel-tones or pastels are “having their moment” or “making a comeback” or any number of other phrases that we tend to hear time and time again as the temperatures creep up, we just love black. Black just is. And, sure, it’s not always the most practical thing to don a whole mess of black clothing in 95-degree weather, but that doesn’t mean we’re going down without a fight. Take, for instance, this gorgeous all-black edition of the boat tote from Joshu + Vela. U.S.A.-tanned leather, sturdy canvas and striking copper rivets come together to form an all-black item you won’t mind taking beachside, poolside, or even to the countryside. It’s classic meets badass, and it’s ready to hit the road whenever you are– no color-coordinating necessary. We’d say “black is back”, but really, the whole point is that it never goes away. Get it here.