God I love Indigo. It's my second favorite color behind grey. Well... grey, then charcoal, then indigo.
And yes, charcoal is different than grey. Just like indigo is different than blue or navy. It's a deep, saturated tone. Vibrant, yet not processed. Rich, yet subtle. It's everything.
I don't wear black often, but I do wear some form of indigo year 'round. Back in Spring, I showed a short indigo look and talked a little bit about where the dye comes from. You definitely want to seek out natural indigo dye made from plants and minerals, not the chemical based kind. It's cleaner, more eco-friendly and wears better over time. Just be careful of crocking (dye rubbing off)!! Real indigo has a hard time bonding with fibers so it can rub off on lighter clothing. That's one of the things I love about it (not the staining other clothing part), that garments develop personality and their own wear patterns over time. This garment dyed Indigo leather jacket from Banana Republic will wear in, lighten up and become all my own over time just like a fine pair of selvedge denim. Your black leather jacket won't do that!!
I paired it with creams and greys for a fresh, spring-forward look for the middle of Winter. I'm trying to be optimistic in this cold!! Lovin' these utility chinos from BR and this color blocked J-Crew sweater. The jacket is a refreshing take on your standard leather moto and I'll probably live in it till Spring!