Burning Bright

5.5.2014

By Out.com Editors

Colorful suits to liberate office wear

Formal, professional attire doesn’t have to be dull... or black or gray. Consider modern dandies like Patrick McDonald, Ozwald Boateng, and André 3000, who have made colorful suits their signature without neglecting taste or elegance. From the sky-blue hues recently seen at Calvin Klein to Salvatore Ferragamo’s refreshing embrace of mint green to the soft tangerine shades at Gucci, bright, candy-colored fabrics are making a splash on the runway. Think of it as a revival of the 1960s’ “peacock revolution,” when the tailors of Savile Row and Carnaby Street competed fiercely to make their clientele stand out at the office. Thankfully, now we’ve all been liberated from our business duds.

From left: Polo shirt by Perry Ellis, $34.50; Green jacket by Salvatore Ferragamo, $2,000; Green pants by Salvatore Ferragamo, $990; Socks by Falke, $30; Shoes by Common Projects available at Mr Porter, $595; Polo shirt by Original Penguin, $55; Orange jacket by Kenneth Cole, $348; Orange pants by Kenneth Cole, $198; Socks by Falke, $30; Shoes by Florsheim, $180; Polo shirt by Perry Ellis, $34.50; Blue jacket by Calvin Klein Collection, $850; Blue pants by Calvin Klein Collection, $425; Socks by Falke, $30; Shoes by Church’s, $780.

Photography by Aingeru Zorita. Styling by Paul Michael Frederick. Grooming by Andrew Fitzsimons.

 

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