Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Contrasting Textures

Texture is almost as important as color when putting together an outfit.  Here, a conservative navy blue JAB herringbone suit really pops with a bright orange PF necktie.  But the difference in texture adds an extra dimension.  The tie has a satin sheen to it and reflects light, while the suit has a no finish and absorbs light. 

You might also pair a cotton suit with a linen tie or a smooth gabardine suit with a grenadine tie.  Or a smooth white dress shirt with raw denim.  Or shiny burgundy shoes with raw denim.  Or a wool necktie with a linen shirt.  I could go on.  My point is, once you start playing with texture and color, you can have a lot more fun.

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