Hello, Gentlemen (and ladies, you’re welcome to read this too)!
I hope I didn’t lose you for a little while. I wanted to make sure that you knew that all of the rules and ideas that I’ve been discussing in my other posts absolutely apply to you too (with some differences – most of you probably wouldn’t want to add “shine” to your outfit by wearing a sparkly necklace, but I could be wrong, and I never judge).
Here is how you can pull off color, pattern, texture, and shine (“CPTS”) as a sexy, stylish man.
In the outfit pictured above, you have color and pattern in the blue and white checkered plaid shirt. You are mixing patterns with the tie and the shirt, and keeping it interesting by combining different directions within the patterns (checkered and diagonal stripes). The texture is in the wool blazer, which is perfect for those cool spring mornings like we’ve been having lately. Lastly, you have shine in the silky sheen of the tie.
In the outfit below, there is texture in the corduroy blazer and the chambray shirt. You’re also mixing patterns with the corduroy and the crossing diagonal stripes in the tie. There is shine and color in both the tie and the shirt.