Menswear In Marsala

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Marsala Pantone

Marsala Pantone

Pantone, the color institute, has selected “marsala” as the color of the year for 2015 – which is a good thing for menswear.

Every year since 2000, Pantone has been designating a color to express what they think is taking place in the global zeitgeist – a color that they believe is a reflection of people’s mood, attitude and feeling for 2015. This year it’s a muted scarlet that brings to mind earthy, rich, full-bodied qualities. But of course not everyone agrees.

When the color was announced last week social media was abuzz, with some bashing the color choice as ugly and renascent of bodily fluids, dirt or rust. Everyone’s entitled to their opinions, of course, but as far as menswear is concerned, I think it’s an excellent choice and a great color to add into your wardrobe.

I don’t recommend trying to dress head to toe in the muted burgundy, rather add a pop of it here and there with a scarf, tie, blazer, sock or even a pair of jeans.

-Nicola Harrison Ruiz*

*Nicola Harrison Ruiz is the Men’s Fashion & Lifestyle Editor at DOWNTOWN Magazine. She is also the founder of Harrison Style – a men’s style consulting business. If you want to take your style up a notch, you can find her at www.harrison-style.com. Or email at Nicola@dtnycmag.com.

Marsala has been selected as the 2015 Pantone Color of the Year.

 Pictured clockwise from top left:

J Brand Kane Twill trouser in Saddle, $176 www.jbrandjeans.comMosaic Wool Scarf, $59.50 www.jcrew.comDeath to Tennis Nivan Wool Blazer, $529 www.odinnewyork.comPaolo Albizzati Floral, Medallion Pocket Square, $85 www.barneys.comTie Bar Stripe Tie, $15, www.nordstrom.comO’Keeffe Wingtip Brogues, $965 www.mrporter.com

 

Marsala has been selected as the 2015 Pantone Color of the Year.

Pictured clockwise from top left:

Goorin Bros Jack Angel Hat, $38 www.goorin.com, Saint Laurent Mini Dot Tie, $185 www.farfetch.com, Gant Rugger Jacquard Sweater, $175 www.us.gant.com, Gallo Woven Bicolor Socks, $37.81 www.farfetch.com8.15 August Fifteenth Newsboy Jacket, $630 www.odinnewyork.com, Charles Tyrwhitt woven tie, $29 www.ctshirts.com