Purple is one of those colors that most men do not wear enough of. It does a great job of making everything you wear look fresher and way less boring. But the color doesn’t have to be bright and bold. There are more subtle ways to incorporate it into your wardrobe. From bright violets to deep plums, here are the best purple looks of the season.
Gieves & Hawkes Slim Fit Cotton Corduroy Trousers
While you might think of purple pants as overly preppy, Gieves & Hawkes Slim Fit Cotton Corduroy Trousers are anything but. Hip and stylish, they are made of 100% cotton. Perfect for any casual occasion, wear these pants with a black sweater or blazer. To really stand out, wear them with a winter-white cable knit.
Lacoste Cotton-Piqué Polo Shirt
Rarely a bad choice, it is nearly impossible to go wrong with a classic polo shirt. Lacoste’s Cotton-Pique Polo Shirt is a rich grape, which is just right for the man who is not exactly sold on wearing the color. It is dark enough so that you won’t be “the guy who wore purple.” Dress this polo up by wearing it underneath a sport coat.
Sid Mashburn Heather Violet Shetland Crewneck Sweater
Sid Mashburn’s Heather Violet Shetland Crewneck Sweater is made from very warm, yet lightweight wool imported from the Shetland Islands. The textured knit is a blend of two colors. Designed to improve with age, you might just look forward to cold weather, so you can wear it.
Vineyard Vines Hunting Dog Woven Tie
If you want to wear purple, but keep it to a minimum, a tie is an easy way to incorporate it into your ensemble. Vineyard Vines makes great preppy clothing that doesn’t take itself too seriously and their Hunting Dog Woven Tie is no exception. This beautiful tie is made of 100% pure silk and while fun, isn’t overly or annoyingly whimsical. It would look great with a navy blue suit or even to prep up a black one.
Ralph Lauren Wool-Angora Shawl Sweater
If you want to wear purple in a big way this winter, Ralph Lauren’s Wool-Angora Shawl Sweater is the right way to do it. A bold heather violet, it is fierce and fearless. Tan suede elbow patches and leather buttons finish up the detailing on this angora and Marino wool blend. Plus, the shawl collar is a trend that isn’t going away any time soon.
Cos Plum Slim-Fit Stretch-Cotton Twill Blazer
If you are looking for a purple blazer at a very reasonable price, look no further than Cos’s Plum Slim-Fit Stretch-Cotton Twill Blazer. Slim-fit, it is lined through the sleeves, making it very easy to wear over a white dress shirt. You can wear Cos’s blazer with jeans or even the matching shorts.
Brooks Brothers Non-Iron Milano Fit Royal Oxford Dress Shirt
A light purple dress shirt is a more than subtle, but less than bold way to wear the color. Brooks Brothers’s Non-Iron Milano Fit Royal Oxford Dress Shirt is treated to stay wrinkle-free and is machine washable, making it an easy choice. The Milano fit is the slimmest fit shirt Brooks Brothers makes and features a chevron split-back yoke, as well as a French front placket.
Ben Sherman Reversible Check Long Sleeve Shirt
British label Ben Sherman’s Reversible Check Long Sleeve Shirt is a classic plaid featuring purple as well as red and white hues. Because it is reversible (solid on one side), it is like buying two shirts for the price of one. Wear this 100% cotton top with your favorite pair of indigo-colored jeans.