Bright Is the New Black
Spring is here, gentlemen, which means you can ditch winter’s classic, dark color palette, which begins to feel oppressive rather than sophisticated right about now, and replace it with swaths of color. Bright, freeing color.
Bright colors are in form for men this season. Sportswear, shirts, ties, socks, and even pants are popping up all over the place in bright greens, yellows, purples, and pinks. The reigning king of color this season, however, is blue. Sky blue, electric blue, powder blue, sapphire—you name it.
So, to help you infuse some sophisticated fun into your wardrobe, here our top picks for brands that know how to use color:
Peter Millar’s 2015 spring collection has delivered, once again. This time, they’ve taken spring’s signature pastels given them cooler, earthier tones, which is a color trend you can expect to see often this year, according to Pantone, the global authority on color (see their spring and fall 2015 color palette predications). For instance, Peter Millar’s signature gingham shirt with the spread collar looks fresh with earthier purples and greens.
Robert Graham is, hands down, the brand for guys who want to show off their inner peacock. However, it’s not a heavy use of color that defines the brand, necessarily. Rather, it’s the way they create clothes that express personality and make a statement, whether its via a brightly colored fabric, intricate pattern, or contrast collars and cuffs. Bright color is just a part of the equation.
There are many ways to be a well-dressed man, but few are as formidable as wearing Bugatchi, an iconic Italian brand that effuses effortless sophistication. You can throw on a sport coat for a dapper Saturday evening, or grab a sleek dress shirt from your closet to ace a business meeting. It’s simple, really. When you put on Bugatchi, you put on instant prestige.
Stone Rose is a line of luxury men’s dress shirts that are known as the perfect “work to play,” shirt, ideal for busy guys who don’t have time (or prefer not) to change between the office and the bar. Stone Rose has the qualities that make up any luxury brand (expert craftsmanship, fine fabric, flattering fits, durability), but what makes them unique is their aesthetic. It’s a little bit Miami (it’s where the company is based), and also a bit Don Draper (because of their modern, slimmer fits).
Eton, a Swedish company, makes some of the best men’s shirts in the world. Even better, they come in a variety of bright colors perfect for spring.
For more tips on how to incorporate more color into your wardrobe, come see us at Mur-Lees in Lynbrook. We look forward to seeing you.