The Color Purple111
During Greek and Roman civilizations purple was often considered as a sign of royalty due to its rarity as a color. In fact, Julius and Augustus Caesar, Emperors of Rome, both decreed that only the Emperor could wear purple. When Nero became Emperor, the wearing of purple and even the sale of purple, outside of the Caesars, was punishable by death! Today, except for the members of the LA. Lakers, purple is one of those colors that most men don’t wear enough of….and that is a mistake. Purple is one of those colors that does a great job of making everything you wear look fresher and a lot less boring.
How To Wear: Purple
If wearing the color purple is new to you, why not start off with something subtle. A pair of vibrant purple socks look great with dark denim.
Once you have perfected the art of subtle purple, why not take things up a notch? A V-neck merino wool or cashmere sweater in purple always looks great during the autumn/winter months. When you are ready to be a true dapper gent, it’s time to master the art of the purple shirt. For those with darker skin tones, try to stick with lighter shades of purple or shirts with a purple accent in them. At the other end of the spectrum, lighter skin tones will look much better when utilizing a darker, richer purple hue.
So, if you find yourself going for that trusty blue shirt, grab the purple one instead. In fact, let’s make Purple the new Blue this season….and, if you are feeling super confident, why not go all out and pick up some purple footwear. What? Too much?