There are endless rules surrounding the incorporation of colour into an ensemble, and it is often easier to play it
safe with classic hues – especially when it comes to tailoring. However, adding a touch of colour can serve as an
expression of identity and, if done right, demonstrates sartorial flair.
Tom Chamberlin, Editor
Through the winter months, red is a charming, unobtrusive, warm hue to break up my outfits which tend to be grey,
navy, country green or a mix of the above. Now that the weather is beginning to be a bit more agreeable, louder
colours become less out of place and sky blue is my favourite. A splash of colour should, ideally, not be a one-off
if you can avoid it – not just a pair of socks, or just a pochette, but a coordination of many facets of your
outfit. In the case of sky blue, don’t go over the top; a sky blue blazer has something very Peter Rabbit about it.
The amalgam of colour should be noticed and works particularly well at a wedding if you throw in a sky blue
waistcoat. Exercise considered caution and you will be rewarded, but under no circumstances be too frightened to
try. If nerves are the issue, these three with anything navy will ease you in with aplomb.
Ryan Thompson, Digital Editor
As Picasso once said, "Colours, like features, follow the changes of the emotions," and I for one am feeling upbeat
now that spring is operational. It only follows then that I rinse my sartorial brush of autumnal hues and give my
wardrobe a new lick of transitional pastels. One could hardly call London balmy in May, which is why this light pink
fine-gauge Merino knit by Richard James ticks all the boxes. The hue is extremely versatile and with just the right
dosage of continental flamboyance. While it pairs with most colours, it makes a fine dressed-down foil to Chester
Barrie's blue mouline suit (but can be styled with chinos or tailored shorts later in the year). Finish off the look
with my new obsession; Carmina's burgundy cordovan leather double monks.
Jessica Beresford, Managing Editor
A wardrobe full of navy, black and grey makes getting dressed in the morning an easy task, but doesn’t necessarily
shout creativity. In lieu of obvious displays of colour, an easy way to show a veritable palette, and prove you’re
not completely bland, is through subtle touches. Something as easy as a lined jacket or vibrantly-hued sock, which
will show a flash of colour with movement, or a pair of sunglasses to round-off an outfit. Look to the likes of
Rubinacci, New & Lingwood and The Bespoke Dudes Eyewear, who are all well-versed in pops of colour.
Browne, Online Editorial Associate
I don’t own a club tie, as I’m not in an elite or sporting circle, but I do really want one. Edward Sexton’s
iteration is fun and playful, with summery hues courtesy of the sky blue and daffodil yellow stripes. The navy,
green and white in the tie gives it versatility, so it will pair well with the majority of jacketing colours. Most
of my tailoring is either navy or in varying shades of grey, so I’m keen on Sciamat’s double-breasted herringbone
jacket, which is cut in a sumptuous forest green wool, as it will add a new dimension to my wardrobe. The shoulder
isn’t as pronounced as the house's hopsack blazer, so it’s much more approachable on that front. I’d anchor the two
with a tab collar shirt from Edward Sexton, which will keep the colourful tie neatly in place – with a proper
dimple, of course.
Megan Plenderleith, Copywriter
As we transition our wardrobes from the rich and heavy hues of autumn to the bright yet calming colours of spring, I
like to use this uncertain weather to my advantage by merging the two together. New & Lingwood offers a
delectable collection of bold pocket squares and by tucking a paisley patterned turquoise and pink version into a
well-tailored Rubinacci navy blazer, you instantly create a talking point. Round off this simple look with a
lightweight, yet insulating, roll neck from Anderson & Sheppard, as this will mitigate the need to add an extra
Online Editorial Assistant
It's always refreshing to see someone confidently incorporating some colour into an ensemble. Take this white and
yellow stripe shirt by Cordone 1956 – hand-crafted in Italy from pure cotton, the shirt features a single barrel
cuff and a unique Napoli collar, while its candy cane stripe will keep your look light and jovial. The key, however,
is not to overdo it, so balance the colour with neutral shades such as Rubinacci’s beige pleated cotton trousers and
Ludwig Reiter’s black leather penny loafers.