3. Tonal Stripes
“The thing with wearing suits in bold colors or patterns, you have to fully embody it.
They say the man makes clothes, not the other way around.”
A stripe doesn’t have to be grey or neutral, but you might want to try something tonal (like sky blue on navy) before getting too far into colored stripes territory.
You don’t want to end up like Don Cherry. Or maybe you do…
“The stripe is so wide here that it actually makes it simpler to style… Pairing it with patterned shirts and ties is easy since I don’t have many other patterns at this scale.”
For more on putting together patterns, check out Pattern-Mixing feat. Alex Yampolsky.
So let’s do a little review of the unexpected color palettes here, just to make sure we’re all paying close attention.
Look 1: cream, charcoal, burgundy, bright red.
Look 2: navy, burgundy, yellow, chestnut.
Look 3: navy, sky blue, purple, pink.
- Electric Blue Pinstripe Suit by SuitSupply
- White Windowpane Shirt by SuitSupply
- Purple Tie by Brooks Brothers
- Khaki and Navy Polka Dot Tie by SuitSupply
- Vintage Braided Leather Braces
- Pink Socks by J.M. Dickens
- Brown Leather Single Monk Strap Shoes by SuitSupply
Thanks, as always, for reading and special thanks to DJ for participating!
Yours in style,
Photography by Westley Dimagiba.