Think color is for sissies? Think again. Real men wear color, and aren’t afraid of it. We’ve seen everything from neon to pastels so far this year and now, for fall, we’re gearing up to embrace rich tones; in particular, navy blue and maroon. While we admit that bright colors and pastels can be daunting for many a man, deep rich hues are much easier to wear—so no more excuses. Head-to-toe colorful looks were seen at the menswear collections in dark blues and deep reds; though a full-on look such as this might be difficult for most to stomach, the trend can easily be worn in smaller doses, too.
Most of you should already have a navy blazer lying around somewhere, so dig it up. Instead of pairing it with boring beige slacks and neutral shoes, however, the modern way to wear your navy blazer is with similarly navy pants and blue accessories in a lighter tone. Whereas blue is a classic color that looks good on everyone, deep reds can be trickier to wear; if the color works for you, then by all means rock a maroon blazer instead of black, but if you feel it’s tricky then stay within your comfort zone and opt for red accessories such as a red tie, belt or shoes.
” While we admit that bright colors and pastels can be daunting for many a man, deep rich hues are much easier to wear—so no more excuses.“
Wear the #18 New York shirt for the Rich Colors trend.
1. Black is Boring – We’ve all got a black suit somewhere (maybe even a few); it’s a classic and it’s fail-proof but let’s face it, it can get a bit boring. Switch out your usual black suit for one in maroon or navy instead. Let the color of your suit stand-out by pairing it with a classic white shirt, such as the New York. Keep things simple with minimal accessories. Choose either a tie or a pocket chief; a colored suit doesn’t need both.
- 2. Colorful Accessories – If a colored suit is a bit much for you to swallow, then opt for colorful accessories, instead. A red tie or belt worn with your favorite white shirt, for example, is a great way to wear the trend without having to exit your comfort zone. It’s also a more relaxed way to wear the trend, so feel free to pair these accessories with sneakers for a smart-casual look.
3. The Contrast Cuff – A contrast cuff in this season’s red or blue tones is another subtle and simple way to wear color. Rolling up the sleeve to expose the contrast blue cuff of the New York shirt is a quick-fix to get on trend.