Two weeks ago, Leah and I had the pleasure to be part of a panel of experts for men’s fashion accessories online retailer TiesDotCom’s blog, The Gentle Manual . The subject of our discussion was on “Breaking the Rules” when it comes to men’s fashion. It was the first time that we were asked to give our opinion on men’s fashion, and we sincerely enjoyed doing it. Take a look at what we have to say below on this matter.
12. Rule to Break: Men Should Never Wear Pink
For a long time I was against the idea of men wearing pink because of it’s long standing history as a girls’ color. Recently, men have been incorporating this color very effectively into their wardrobe. A pink tie/bow balanced with a darker suit does wonders for a man’s style. A nice pink shirt balanced once again with dark pants can also be easily pulled off as long as they stay within the limit.”
– Leah Hogan | Sereine Magazine | @SereineMagazine
13. Rule to Break: Only Wear Black, Grey and Navy Suits
“Suit colors: Will only charcoal gray, navy or black do? While these colors should be the foundation for a guy’s wardrobe, adding a brighter color always adds a nice element. For interviews, depending on the industry, you can opt for a tan or wheat colored fitted suit. For casual time, seersucker is a good look even a nice breathable cotton in a pastel color (think baby blue, soft green even peach). Of course, you want to use good judgment and find a color complimentary to your complexion.”
14. Rule to Break: Don’t Wear Suspenders Because They Are Old Fashioned
I would love to see more men embracing them [suspenders]! Instead of treating them as an old relic reserved for grandfathers, men can turn suspenders into something they can dress up for work with a nice suit or dress down for play and add contrast with a nice pair of sneakers or casual top. Many of them come in a variety of colors so they can have fun with different looks that suit their fashion aesthetic (preppy, edgy, classic, etc..).
-Roberte | Sereine Magazine | @SereineMagazine
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