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
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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)
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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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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?
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!
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
Luis S. Canaán lol this is our new Sennheiser, I just started the edit and am used to jacking up the audio, my videographer didn’t revisit that after I handed it off to him, so that’s why that happened — but appreciate you looking out :) glad you liked it!
Hey marcel another great vid. I wonder if you can help me out. I brought a pair of extremely yellow trainers spontaneously (Adidas pharell HU tennis shoes) how can I incorporate it into an outfit thanks
Good informative video of u.. always i threw a piece of dress and work around it. Blue, brown, white, black and grey always work with everything. And generally if we like to make a stmt then we have to be confident on it...