Sometimes you don’t need that infamous “pop of color”.
Mixing textures, rather than colors, can make for an outfit that is just as visually appealing, if not more.
Here’s three examples of tonal layering in monochromatic outfits.
1. Downtown Browns
There are a million shades of “brown”. From dusty camel khakis, to rich milky chocolates.
Warm or cool, faded or saturated, it’s one of those colors that rarely clashes with itself.
So pile on the brown hues for a masculine and earthy Fall look, and remember to mix up the seasonal fabrics and textures. For example, here I’m combining moleskin, cashmere, wool flannel, cotton broadcloth, leather, corduroy and suede.
Suede ankle-strap chelsea boots hand-made in NYC by Modern Vice. Looking forward to collaborating with these guys…
- Tortoise and silver sunglasses by Matsuda
- Tan moleskin peacoat by Filippa K
- Brown gingham shirt by Michael Andrews Bespoke
- Brown flannel tie by Michael Andrews Bespoke
- Cashmere pullover sweater by Roberto Collina
- Watch by Montblanc Timewalker Automatic (42mm)
- Nato Striped grosgrain watch strap by Corvus
- Brown Leather Plaque belt by JCrew
- Brown corduroys by H&M
- Suede ankle-strapped chelsea boots by Modern Vice