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Color Theory in Men’s Fashion | How to Think About Color in an Outfit

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Colors in menswear can be a difficult topic. I’m hoping to offer you guys some inspiration when putting outfits together with these 7 concepts, as well as some general information on color, fabrics, and fashion. Skip through the video: 1. Your Natural Skin Undertone - 00:48 2. Achromatic Looks - 02:50 3. Differences in One Color - 03:52 4. Monochromatic Looks - 04:30 5. Combining 2 Colors - 05:55 6. Getting Inspired by One Piece - 06:44 7. Handling Colorful Pieces - 07:44 8. Using Color As A Statement - 08:36 9. Using Your Natural Colors -09:20 Hope you guys enjoyed, feel free to leave comments below, let’s start a conversation! Brock's Skin Undertone Webinar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vRKFWxJaU4&t=1476s Check out my other styling videos from this Spring season: 10 Spring Style Trends You NEED to Know - https://youtu.be/lWyoNbjCdSg Mango Man Spring 2018 Try-On Haul - https://youtu.be/ropxJ48GVqo My 12 Favorite Topman Pieces | Spring Try-On Haul - https://youtu.be/u7xBZfevB0A Follow me along as I style outfits in my Getting Dressed playlist: Styling Men's Clarks Shoes - https://youtu.be/Lw_Q-hpx63M Men’s Chelsea Boot Outfit Inspiration - https://youtu.be/cbVZYxZcoKo Old School 90's Inspired Fashion | Bruno Mars - Finesse Choreography (https://youtu.be/YTFaaBxZiyc) How I Styled This White Peuterey Jacket (https://youtu.be/-08LSMoa3ro) Find me other places: www.instagram.com/marcelfloruss www.onedapperstreet.com
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One Dapper Street (1 year ago)
I know it took me a few weeks, but I wanted to get this one right -- hope you guys enjoyed it, looking forward to reading your comments!! - Cheers, M #ODSquad
Dan Teodorescu (1 year ago)
One Dapper Street i wanted to ask where those ripped jeans in a dark wash (styled with the yellow shirt) are from? Thanks
Mostafa Kandil (1 year ago)
Very nice!
Mr. GreenEcho (1 year ago)
Thank you! I’d love to learn more about colour in fashion so thank you! 🤗
One Dapper Street (1 year ago)
i like that look too, but then again i do a bunch of different styles, so not everything's for everyone :) happy you liked the video though!!
One Dapper Street (1 year ago)
Primark actually!!
1 1 (12 hours ago)
Looks like I’m going to have to change my skin colour :<
Lucid Dreaming (18 hours ago)
*My brain is about to explode while understanding this!!*
JHG India (4 days ago)
Wow, I just learnt something new.
Matt aura (16 days ago)
I love the 6:20 and 8:42 and 9:36 style
Wade Jackson (1 month ago)
Good information, but was difficult to listen to with the music overlay, the echoey sound, and the jeans with holes in them.
Merlin Arthur (1 month ago)
that green outfit though 😍😍😍
Make Art (1 month ago)
Could you make an analisis or coment colorfull outfits saying wath you see in them about composition wath would you take out or add? Stuff like that. This is an amazing vid and your vision is really brilliant. Chirs from Argentina. This channel will get enormous and I got here before the million subs I feel lucky.
Syyiid El Amin (1 month ago)
You are wrong Black is all colors combined, white is no colors.
Honda Cars (2 months ago)
0:48 2:50 3:52 4:30 5:55 6:44 7:44 8:36 9:20
TokyoTraveller (2 months ago)
colors... colors, colors...
Alex Belden (2 months ago)
I dont like some out your outfits in the video but i got you idea to match the colors.
gimme the commies (2 months ago)
affe gorilla (2 months ago)
How much is ZARA paying you?
Akul J (3 months ago)
Where did you get that jacket and sneakers from?
abs ig (3 months ago)
I like the green one
mzeeshan (3 months ago)
Apologies but I can't help noticing that awfully ripped jean in the picture at 8:45 makes him look like a homeless person with torn off clothes innit!
Kenshawn Anderson (4 months ago)
Tim Dessaint blessed me with this vid
m zia (4 months ago)
Really awesome video. Maybe next time try with more examples(pics).
Marcos Marques (4 months ago)
Que canal foda! Parabéns, ótimo conteudo.
pol f (4 months ago)
Hello my friend. What do you thinkabout matching blue sneakers with olive trousers or shorts. Because I have heard that these two colours doesn't match a lot.
itsnothenry (4 months ago)
came here from Tim Dessaint's vid!
adamgm84 (4 months ago)
I usually find a random article that I want to wear, and then build up one at a time, usually pants > socks + shoes > shirt > belt > watch > outer top, then I might switch one out if I get an idea late in the journey. Right now I'm wearing cream coloured puma roma suede shoes with black socks, gray sweatpants with black speckled heather in them, maroon ABERCROMBIE logo running down from the top, and a white t-shirt. Looks killer AF with the off-white and maroon, and I have blond hair, green eyes with teal nerd glasses on, oh and my oak brown wooden watch which draws everything together. I learned these techniques from my girlfriend and basically studying women :) Then I went next-level by studying my dapper brothers from other mothers, and my graphic designer bros (I'm a software engineer)... they are big on colour theory and balance too. All about that design composition baby.
Jude Sushi (4 months ago)
You owe tim dessaint this one
Daradi (4 months ago)
@One Dapper Street He reccomended every one to watch this video, i know he's a lot smaller than you but check him out!
One Dapper Street (4 months ago)
How so?
Fiona Young (5 months ago)
Try to match yourself with the right formality. And don't forget belt and buckle. They are simply put but maybe indicate the quality of your dressing. The same way with the metal watches which should match the belt and buckle. Silver goes with silver while gold goes with gold.
william velasco (5 months ago)
Isn't white a lack of color and black all the colors combined?🤓 what do I know? 😩
wooshDX (5 months ago)
ay youtube imma have to start charging you for them surveys
The God Father (5 months ago)
Tim Dessaint sent me here , great vid 👍
khushal khan (6 months ago)
200k Subs Strong...🙏 You deserve More Than MILLION SUBS. LOVE FROM INDIA
BoostedLeague (6 months ago)
I like his channel but listening to this as a graphic design student hurts my ears, you’re not supposed to wear colours that complement your skin tones, you’re supposed to wear either Monotone Contrast (with in 3 colours) usually one monotone piece with a color that contrasts. So a good example is a brown coat and a light blue jeans. A variation of the previous contrast you can use harmonise colours, BUT these colours must be the opposite color of your skin tones Dark skin can wear more white and light blue,yellow. Yellow skin can try more colder colours and more monotones Lighter skins can try practically anything and it will contrast pretty well.
arjay vicencio (6 months ago)
great video dude,,
Hardy Mcfly (6 months ago)
Great video just to be clear white is the lack of color and black is all colors combined....
Shiqun Ou (6 months ago)
I feel like yellow undertone skin would look better with cooler colors to complement it. I have yellow undertone, and I def wear silver more than gold. Gold or other warm tone colors just make my skin look more yellow.
terell case (6 months ago)
What is the style of that leather jacket and those shoes he’s wearing with the yellow shirt
Mauricio Baron (7 months ago)
That video definitely deserves a sub
TheCrazyWallace (7 months ago)
Absolutely brilliant. Always been fascinated by colour in fashion but never knew there were so many ways to apply it. Really hit the nail on the head here. Well done.
cloudykai (7 months ago)
I always wear black, don't really like color on me but this video was helpful. But yo, that outfit at 7:50 , burn it lmao.
Chuy Maruy (7 months ago)
I did not understood what's color saturation is
Marcus Welby (7 months ago)
I'll share something with you that you may never come to grips with. (maybe when you get a little more mature)Your style ideas have been to influenced by women. Overly fimenized if you will. Cropped pants, rolled up pants , tappered and skinny jeans, ha. Dress like a man and stop follow trends and trying so hard to please women. Anybody else agree?
HouseOfAdriana (6 months ago)
Fashion between men and women have been blending in recent years, for sure, but I don't think he dresses purposely to be more feminine, I think he focuses more on actual coordination and looks. If you consider that to be a feminine trait, that's fine, but a lot of men and women alike see that as a sign of maturity, self-respect, and organization.
philip mullins (8 months ago)
I think blue and brown do not match , Brown is a warm color and blue is a cool color
Tuan Long (8 months ago)
Where do you buy the red coats and how much?
Rath Jong (8 months ago)
the only veins i can see on me are varicose veins
ThatOneRandom Ginger (8 months ago)
What were you wearing in the video!?
Matthew Carandang (8 months ago)
what if at times they look green and other times they look blue
Daradi (4 months ago)
It's dependent on what light source is shining on you, if it's a warm color then it's probably going to be green and vice verca
Abhishek Moses (8 months ago)
Marcel ur awesome
Cardo Adsuara (8 months ago)
i really like your videos..pls do outfit to tropical country like Thailand please
Anthony Johnson (8 months ago)
I've found, at least for me, that one of the coolest and smoothest looks is an outfit is one that is composed mainly of " analogous grays." That is, two colors that exist next to each other on the wheel, in their grayer version,,....and of the same value (lightness or darkness). for example: Light Blue Gray jeans, with a Light Violet Gray button down. Dark Blue Gray Jeans with a Dark Blue/Green Gray Henley. Middle Orange Gray (brown) Chino's with a Middle Yellow Gray (Ochre) Crew Neck Sweater,...and so on. You can go around the whole color wheel and find tons of possibilities that fit into this Analogous color harmony scheme. So only slight contrast in Color, with very little or no contrast in Value or Saturation/Intensity of the colors. If the largest items (pants and tops) are made from that, then whatever accessories or shoes you put on will go nicely. I hope that's not too over simplified,..but as a beginner I really find a lot of possibilities with that harmony. Thank you.
Andrew Shiah (8 months ago)
You really make a great teacher! I can’t pinpoint exactly what it is but you’re very charismatic and seem like a genuine down to earth guy
Sendor Clegane (8 months ago)
i need info about this brown jacket that you're wearing. please do me this favor
Primark I heard
Ron Si (8 months ago)
He looks a little like Mark Zuckerburg. The sexier version.
Tabe Njock (8 months ago)
Awesome tips, hope to see u do a video for timberland boot lovers like myself
Ryan Wang (8 months ago)
LOVE the timestamps. keep it up!
Saint Ghi (9 months ago)
I love your vids. How about colour block?
n.d _woon (9 months ago)
6:28 where tf is that taken? That shot is amazing.
Phillip Zhong (9 months ago)
Anyone know where to buy any high quality essentials like these? Kinda in a rush right now thanks guys
Myo Win Htun (9 months ago)
that's a great vid! I have to ask about that chelsea boot at 8:36(using color as a statement), tho. Where is it from?
Sten Koning (10 months ago)
mfw my veins are blue and green
Filip Hägerström (10 months ago)
That moment when you check your veins and then remember that you are colour blind and therefore can't see the difference between blue and green....
Modernist.Aloha (10 months ago)
This was a fun way to learn about color analysis. This is my kind of science lecture. ;-)
snep games (10 months ago)
Feels bad, the only color that truly looks bad on me is tints of blue... they just make my body look weird... no blie jeans or navy for me 😭
Alexis Vasquez (10 months ago)
Love this video! Very informative! 👌🏼
Aldair Dilone (11 months ago)
Awesome videos as usual, where did you get the denim jacket from? It’s so beautiful
Guillaume D (11 months ago)
Hey Marcel ! Where are your jean and your shoes from ? I'm such in love with them !
Gent's Lounge (11 months ago)
Killed it!
Tanweer Majid (11 months ago)
please bring back your 'getting dressed' videos. Maybe a few a month. keep up the hard work
T M (11 months ago)
I keep coming back to this! More of these videos :)
praha ryadi (11 months ago)
What are the brands of the jacket and shoes ur wearing ? Very cool items man..
Anastasia Platonova (11 months ago)
Love it! Thanks! Russian blogers don't make videos about man's fashoin((( So your cannel is so cool) wow!)
henrick costales (11 months ago)
cool video!!! i'am at 40's can you give video how to wear outfit that you look younger than your age? thanks
Edward Wheeler (11 months ago)
What you said was completely wrong. Black is the sum of ALL COLORS!!! WHite is the lack of ALL COLORS!!!
One Dapper Street (11 months ago)
ok ok ok I need you to take a breather haha. I've responded to this a couple of times -- both what you said, and what I said is right, it depends whether you're talking pigments or light.
W. Alex M. (11 months ago)
Any tips on matching two different colors of denim? as in a jacket and jeans. Great video. subscribed!
Wilfred Torre (1 year ago)
I like your color combination!! Looking forward to your future videos. Kudos to you and your subscribers :)
t coolowski (1 year ago)
Thank you for this video and all the facts! I feel extremely educated right now! 🎨🍎
Garry Williams (1 year ago)
Your videos are excellent, looking forward to seeing more
Truenerd99 (1 year ago)
Can you make a video how to use hats with different outfits?
RUSTZ BEATS (1 year ago)
On the point content 🔥 I'm here to stay
Jules Ceniza (1 year ago)
Fashion idol!
Nudge (1 year ago)
I just hit subscribe because of the cool AF name
One Dapper Street (1 year ago)
hahaha welcome bro :)
HCCH (1 year ago)
legit tips for men in colour matching. this dude really on sleek in wine read and tan jackets, ooh i love those sneakers too!
MagicLink43 (1 year ago)
This is basically the best video on YouTube right now. Haha. On this topic anyway. Very well done. I'm looking forward to what you produce next!
Mr AmirHossein Bm (1 year ago)
Great video and instantly subscribed :D! keep up the great work 👌
Pablito Mijares (1 year ago)
Simplemente sensacional.
Tom E (1 year ago)
I don't know....Das findest du auch bei Fashionbeans.com mit besseren Beispielen. Sehr oberflächlich....xD erklärt.
Edmund Choy (1 year ago)
Grey/Blue/Brown/White...these 4 colors are the foundation in my opinion. Timeless for all occasions.
Laiza Zach Rios (1 year ago)
You're pretty sharp and professional about this. 💙 I love every information. 😘👌👌💫
Justen Eaton (1 year ago)
Hey man, great video. I am someone who likes to match, but can being too "matchy-matchy" make an outfit bland? Is there an occasion where you could wear a crazy, loud shirt with an otherwise monochrome look?
Dr. Siracha (7 months ago)
Yes and yes
J Sangye (1 year ago)
Hi Marcel, thank you for the advice! I found the video very useful. Was wondering if you would be working on a video about Fit. That would be really useful. Alvin from Singapore.
Icy Shuvo (1 year ago)
Very informative
Ratael777 Ecuador (1 year ago)
Where i can get your incredible red jacket?
Italo L P S (1 year ago)
In the world of men's fashion it is very difficult to find someone who has good taste without exaggerating. You got this balance which I appreciate. Good advices!
Alex Gonzalez (1 year ago)
The echoing in this video is crazy...
Paul Chen (1 year ago)
Am I the only one thinking that black and navy clash most of the time?​
Justin Jeffers (1 year ago)
Solid content Marcel, well organized and well spoken; you should do more of the conceptual stuff like this. Your knowledge and ability to present it well is what sets you apart from many other Instagram based guys. Well done!
isaiah t (1 year ago)
7:22 "i'm wearing a red banana"
clarkyaqua (1 year ago)
Love your Videos, keep going and greets from Germany 😏🔥
Ed 1210ED (1 year ago)
Red fits everyone,https://tinyurl.com/y7g9gcfo….
Apostol Atanasov (1 year ago)
Very nice video , thumbs up !
Jaspreet Singh (1 year ago)
Can you make a video on chinos ?
Jim Chapman (1 year ago)
I've seen a lot about colour theory recently! Really interesting video, Marcel!
Mr.HarshxD (1 year ago)
Woah Hi Jim!
One Dapper Street (1 year ago)
Jim Chapman thank you brother :)
Jay Rafferty (1 year ago)
As an upcoming fashion blogger. It’s really easy to get carried away so Thanks for this well thought out video 🙏🏼😀😊👌🏻👏🏻
Bryce Thalackal (1 year ago)
I love using colors in outfits, but could you go into more depth woth color as a statement? I enjoy mixing bright colors that go together, usually blending the 2-color theroy but with a lot of colorful statement pieces that compliment each other on the color wheel. Super colorful outfits would be a cool video imo

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