For too many years the best mens suits and sports coats have relied on neutral tones of black, blue, or grey to fill in the color gaps. But can you call these dull and muted tones actual colors at all? Today’s designer menswear doesn’t think so, and the best mens sportswear today includes all kinds of jewel tones to add a little punch to even the most basic outfits.
Just what are jewel tones though? Well, any kind of color that you would find in a precious gem. Deep greens with a touch of gold to them is reminiscent of emeralds, while there’s something distinctly amethyst about shirts and coats that feature purple as their main color. Lighter greens may remind you of turquoise or aquamarine, while a bright red can be just like being bedecked in coral. And of course, if you find a jewel tone that you’re not sure just what gem they came from, just call them diamonds – these are available in just about any color you could imagine.
When it comes time to find some new pieces of designer menswear this fall, skip past all the tones you’re used to, but may be a bit boring. Instead start with one or two jewel tones that first catch your eye, and you’ll find that once you start, you’ll be looking for a touch of jewel tones in everything you wear!