Above Suit Supply Jackets: Purple – $349 | White Double Breasted – $299 | Red – $349
The Bright Colors Thing is fine: You can’t walk through life looking like one of the guys in Reservoir Dogs. Everyone will think you’re going to a funeral. Women and European men (especially, yes, the Italians) have had the market cornered on bright colors in style for far too long. It’s time for those of us on this side of the Atlantic to get our shot. An unexpected color, or even bright white shows creativity. It shows guts. It shows that not only do you know how to layer as well as you have an appreciation for fit, but it also shows you’re not taking this whole dressing well thing too seriously.
The Bright Colors Thing has gone too far: Actually, it does show that you’re taking this whole dressing well thing too seriously. They’ve put so much into their closet and how they dress, that they’re bored. Outrageously bright colors are the fetish of the men’s style world. The norm has gotten so dull, that the wearer is now reduced to the sartorial version of sneaking a smell of women’s shoes in a department store. Deep down, these types hope to get caught by someone observing that they’re different. Go-to-hell pants? They’re like skinning a hipster and making chinos from the pelt. It’s also really, really hard to take a guy in bright green pants seriously. A big part of being respected is not to necessarily look intimidating, but at least look and act like you’re more than capable of standing your ground. That’s pretty hard to do when you’re a couple of floppy ears & some whiskers short of being a shopping mall Easter bunny…
Your turn guys. You on board with the brighter is better? Or is it getting a little silly? Leave you take below.
Lower Photo Credit: Page 4 of the Brooks Brothers Spring 2012 Vol 2 Catalog.