Purple is one of the most defining colors of the fall. While many men consider purple to be too wild or bold, there are so many shades (but not quite 50), from light lavender to deep eggplant. It’s impossible not to find something that will tickle you, well… purple. Here are the best purple picks of the season.
1. Ted Baker Batatak Deep Purple Sweater
Ted Baker’s Batatak sweater is made of 100% merino wool. A deep purple color, it looks appropriate with everything from jeans to slacks. While you can wear the sweater on it’s own, it also looks great with a cotton crew neck t-shirt underneath, if you are going for a more casual look. To dress it up a little, wear it over a polo shirt.
2. Sid Mashburn Shetland Crewneck Sweater
Do you live in a cold climate? Then the Sid Mashburn Shetland Crewneck Sweater is an absolute necessity. It’s made of wool from Shetland sheep, who need to survive one of the harshest climates on earth. If it’s warm enough for them, it’s good enough for you. While this sweater will keep you nice and toasty, it’s also light, which makes it a great layering piece. The heather violet color is also incredibly unique, as is the texture.
3. Brooks Brothers Non-Iron Madison Fit Triple Twin Check Dress Shirt
Brooks Brothers makes some of the most beautiful dress shirts. Woven from American Supima cotton, this shirt is also designed to be practically wrinkle-free. If you want to wear purple, but are afraid of being too colorful, Brooks Brothers’ check pattern is a happy medium.
4. Ben Sherman Harrington Jacket
It’s not always easy to find outerwear that’s not black or brown. Ben Sherman’s Harrington Jacket is a deep eggplant color and lined in the brand’s signature gingham fabric. Wonderful for windy days, this jacket is perfect for layering this season.
5. Remi Relief New York City Sweatshirt
What could be more grape-like — in a good way — than this graphic sweatshirt? Made of soft cotton jersey and designed to have a worn-in, slightly distressed, vintage style look, it’s hip, comfortable, and the epitome of casual. Wear it with your favorite pair of jeans and comfortable sneakers.
6. Cos Plum Slim-Fit Stretch-Cotton Twill Blazer
The Cos Slim-Fit Stretch-Cotton Blazer is one of the most stylish examples of outerwear this season. The dark color is bold, but not overly risky. Appropriate for both casual and formal occasions, it’s hard to go wrong in this. Made of a fabric with a slight stretch, this blazer is as comfortable is it is fashionable.
7. Barneys New York Knotted Silk Cufflinks
If you are slightly color-phobic and want to wear just a hint of purple, these cufflinks are exactly what you are looking for. Made of silk, the classic knots could work with any French-cuff shirt, whether it’s a light lavender or crisp white. And for just $12 (yep, no zeros on the end of this number), these cufflinks are probably the least expensive item sold at Barneys. Don’t be afraid to treat yourself.
8. AG Graduate SUD Slim Straight Leg Pants
AG makes the sleekest slim-cut pants available. Their Graduated SUD Slim Straight Leg Pants are a Medium Amethyst color, which is a rather unique shade. The pants are also machine-washable and designed to have some stretch and give.
9. Gap Urban Active Colorblock Crew T-Shirt
The Gap’s Urban Active Colorblock Crew is a great (or grape) purple, which is borderline maroon. Breathable but comfortable, this option is a more stylish upgrade to your everyday athletic wear. Made of moisture-wicking fabric, this shirt is designed for long runs on brisk days, but it’s so nice looking you could really wear it for many casual occasions.