How to Wear Purple

July 21st, 2009

Purple for Men
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No matter how popular the color becomes, purple still tends to strike fear in the hearts of (some) men.  Dust off your worries of wearing what some may consider a feminine color–and remember that purple was worn proudly by men before it was co-opted by the fairer sex.  Here’s Omiru’s primer on how to wear purple for men:

1. Start with a basic foundation: a fitted button-down shirt in white, and a pair of grey jeans.
2.  Layer on a purple cardigan, allowing the white of the button-down to shine through.  Note the grey cuffs on the cardigan, which tie in nicely to the grey jeans.
3.  Finish off the outfit with a brown belt and loafers.  The brown contrasts nicely with the purple; together, they all feel richer.

How would you wear purple?  Share your style with us in the comments!

Entry Filed under: Men, Ready Made Outfits

4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. JenX  |  July 22nd, 2009 at 7:03 am

    very classy. love it.

  • 2. Jay  |  July 22nd, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    I don’t usually even consider purple, but I have to say I quite like this outfit.

  • 3. Trisha  |  July 22nd, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    Happy to hear it! That’s what we were going for - making purple more accessible :)

  • 4. Sam  |  September 15th, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    I was in the supermarket last week wearing my purple long shorts and favorite t-shirt that says “Anything Purple is Mine” and you wouldn’t believe how many positive comments I got.

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