How To Wear, Match & Pair GREEN in Menswear – The Most Underrated Men’s Clothing & Accessories Color
What do I mean when I say Green?
Most men have a tendency to overgeneralize colors and just say red, blue, gray or green. Green is such a versatile color and I think that one term isn’t even enough to describe the full range of colors.
How do You Wear Green so it Flatters You?
I think it’s really helpful to have a green suit or at least a green jacket. It can be part of the suit and it can be worn separately with other kind of corduroys or chinos or even seersuckers.
In terms of fabrics, you can wear green with a worsted, with a flannel, with frescos or even seersucker. And it’s a broad color range and you don’t have to shy away from anything.
The other wardrobe element that looks really good in green is pants, particularly corduroy pants or moleskin pants. They are different and I can combine them in an interesting way.
The other element you can invest in is vests. I have a green vest that matches the suit which I can wear individually or in accordance with the suit.
Another area where green is hardly ever seen is dress shirts. A light green shirt could be worn with a blue suit or even a gray suit, especially during the summer. If you get something darker like olive green maybe with a pail white and ivory stripe, it is much better for winter.
You can also wear green shoes. Sometimes people go with a darker kind of green or an olive green.
If you wear belts make sure you get a matching belt, that way you get a harmonious look and it’s overall well rounded.
One of my favorite elements to wear green is socks because you can use it as a contrasting color.
Last but not the least think about a pinky ring in green maybe malachite or cufflinks or even a tie bar. They all really work together and it’s a wonderful color that creates contrast.
When you live in a warmer climate you can go with a bright shantung green or with a bourette houndstooth silk either bow tie or tie. If you are more in a colder climate maybe a darker olive green or something in a wool grenadine will be better for you.
Another perfect place to start is a pocket square because it is rather affordable and it has a number of different colors especially when it’s printed so you can pick out different colors such as red, yellow or purple or green and just create a really interesting unusual look with out having to invest too much upfront.
What Colors Work Well with Green?
The easiest color to combine is blue. Whether it’s navy blue, mid blue or even light blue, green really goes well together with it because green is a little more warmer.
The second color you can combine with green is brown. I particularly like dark chocolate brown but also lighter browns work really well with it.
Third color which is gray and another traditional business color that work really well with green.
My favorite color to combine with green is orange because it’s likewise warm. Whether it’s an orange pocket square or orange knit tie or orange grenadine no matter what color green and orange will always work.
In the same vein, yellow pairs really well. I like to wear yellow neckwear because yellow jackets really don’t look good but as accessories they really harmonize perfectly with dark green as well as light green.
Another color that I’m really fond of is purple. Its not a very popular color in countries like Italy whereas in Britain it is quite popular with office workers and bankers.
Last but not the least is green with red. You may think it can look like a Christmas combination but the key is to go with very dark shades.
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