Men’s Fashion Colours 2012

Canali

I thought I would follow up on the last article – DSquared2 – and let you fellas in on what the meaning of colors is all about.

Our primal instincts are so important when it comes to selecting colors. Colors are visual and a lot is said when, well, you don’t say anything at all. Like a red flag to a bull, we can mistakenly give out the right and wrong signals when we wear certain colors. What are goths saying silently to you, when they are in your company? Why do mothers wrap their baby boys in blue and baby girls in pink?

Tomorrow, just see what you do when you open your wardrobe in the morning. Are you reaching for the same ol’ pair of jeans and a t-shirt? Or are you choosing your clothes pending on your mood. See your mood, has a lot to do with what you wear. But when you choose your attire to influence your mood, now that’s a whole lot more fun. Wearing a look that has been strategically selected for the day will astound you. So let’s take a look at some very influential colors and what is going to turn your day into a success, whether it is for that job, that girl or that party.

Meaning of the Color Blue
Blue is the overwhelming “favorite color.” Blue is seen as trustworthy, dependable and committed. The color of the sky and the ocean, blue is perceived as a constant in our lives.

Trussardi shows off the safest look on the planet. Blue jeans and a white T.

Z Zegna rocks the blue safari suit

A more relaxed shade and style of blue from Missoni

Meaning of the Color Green
Green occupies more space in the spectrum visible to the human eye. Green is the pervasive color in the natural world and in our world it is perceived as a constant. Green is seen as tranquil and refreshing, peaceful and ecological. It offers a sense of renewal, self-control and harmony.

The green pea coat - apt no? By Burberry Prorsum

Canali gets seductive with silk

Meaning of the Color Yellow
Yellow shines with optimism, enlightenment, and happiness. Shades of golden yellow carry the promise of a positive future. Yellow will advance from surrounding colors and instill optimism and energy, as well as spark creative thoughts.

Versace bringing the daylight with this lighter shade of...

Diggin' the yellow rain coat by Burberry Prorsum

Meaning of the Color Orange
There is usually strong positive or negative association to orange and true orange generally elicits a stronger “love it” or “hate it” response than other colors. Fun and flamboyant orange radiates warmth and energy. Interestingly, some of the tones of orange such as terra cotta, peach or rust have very broad appeal.

True orange shading by Canali

Missoni take orange down a tone to terra cotta

Meaning of the Color Red
Recognized as a stimulant red is inherently exciting and the amount of red is directly related to the level of energy perceived. Red draws attention and a keen use of red as an accent can immediately focus attention on a particular element. Passion, love, fiery, dominate are all words associated with this color.

Pulling the shades back is Canali with a Ruby Red Suit

Whoop-whoop now that's red!

Meaning of the Color Purple
A sense of mystic and royal qualities, purple is a color often well liked by very creative or eccentric types and is the favorite color of adolescent girls.

Just a touch can be enough - Raf Simons

Canali delivers a smooth as silk look

Meaning of the Color Brown
Brown says stability, reliability, and approachability. It is the color of our earth and is associated with all things natural or organic.

Different tone of brown from Ermenegildo Zegna

Darkening the mood by Z Zegna

Meaning of the Color White
White projects purity, cleanliness, and neutrality. Doctors don white coats, brides traditionally were white gowns and a white picket fence surrounds a safe and happy home.

Mugler gives edge to innocence

Canali giving Sarafi

Meaning of the Color Gray
Gray is timeless, practical, and solid. A longstanding favorite suit color, gray can mix well with any color. Always well like and often worn.

Emporio Armani mix up the palette for this universal color

Classic grey suiting by Canali

Meaning of the Color Black
Black is authoritative and powerful; because black can evoke strong emotions too much can be overwhelming. A classic color for clothing possibly because it makes the wearer appear thinner and more sophisticated.

Versace giving a modern twist to the tux

Burberry Prorsum adds a winter warmer to the collections knits