A road map for the modern man: The art of dressing for your complexion

Philippe Perzi Vienna

There are enough rules in this world that we’re obligated to follow without adding an arbitrary set of guidelines to how we should dress. https://www.aquawood.fr/products/meilleur-coque-iphone-8-plus-710pascher4636 However, once you know the basic principles of colour, proportion and pattern, your life will be that much easier and your wardrobe that much more enduringly stylish on the path to sartorial fulfilment. https://www.alpesprobois.fr/products/coque-iphone-8-cerf-715pascher6413 fundas samsung galaxy a70 Colour probably influences a first impression more than any other aspect of attire – and unlike women who have cosmetics to invigorate and highlight their complexion, a man needs to know how to wear colour in order to enhance his expression and visage. https://www.aquawood.fr/products/coque-iphone-7-pogba-710pascher419 The idea is to draw people’s attention to your face, not to be overshadowed by your outfit. First things first, to master the art of dressing for your complexion, you may wish to familiarise yourself with the colour wheel. fundas iphone 6 6s In the below illustration from left to right, examples of complementary, analogous and triadic colours. iphone 6 hoesjes   dressing for your complexion With that in mind, here is Philippe Perzi Vienna’s road map designed to aid the modern gent master the art of dressing well, without getting perilously lost along the way.

High contrast complexion

dressing for your complexion These are men with dark (black) hair and fair skin. fundas samsung galaxy s8 plus Think John Hamm, Zac Effron types. Interestingly, men of African descent are also included in this category – they are the exception to the rule. fundas samsung galaxy a50 coque iphone xr The ‘rules’ are that you should wear clothing that mimics the colour difference between your skin tone and hair colour. fundas huawei p30 pro Choosing complementary colours from the colour wheel will provide the greatest contrast or you can also try triadic colours when combining multiple items, such as a shirt, tie, jacket and pocket square. Needless to say, the most classic and enduringly stylish high contrast combination is black and white. coque iphone xr

Low contrast complexion

dressing for your complexion If you’re a man with blonde, white, or red hair and fair skin, then this is you. fundas iphone 11 fundas samsung galaxy a10 Ryan Gosling, John Slattery and Simon Baker are typical examples. To make sure you aren’t overpowered by your outfit, you should wear analogous colours or varying shades (degrees of lightness) of the same colour on the colour wheel. https://www.alpesprobois.fr/products/coque-disney-samsung-galaxy-a5-2016-709pascher10659 Again, mimicking the colour difference between your skin tone and hair colour is key. fundas iphone xs max Opting for warmer, softer shades and neutrals or pastels will ensure the viewers eye is drawn towards your face and not your torso. fundas huawei p30

Medium contrast complexion

dressing for your complexion Men who fall into this category have the most latitude when it comes to wearing colour. If you’re tanned or have brown skin and dark hair, then your next clue as to what colours you should wear is determined by your eye colour – try to wear a colour that complements and highlights your eye colour. https://www.aquawood.fr/products/coque-custodia-cover-fundas-iphone-11-pro-max-5-6-7-8-plus-x-xs-xr-se2020-c15915-cute-baby-yoda-2-iphone-xr-case fundas huawei y5 2018 Even though medium contrast men have feet in both camps, they will find that they will lean towards either the low or high contrast end of the spectrum. Triadic colours are a good choice to wear, but the key is to avoid extremes. https://www.aquawood.fr/products/coque-samsung-j5-2016-manga-709pascher6482 Eg complementary colours in very bright shades will offer too much contrast, however muted analogous colours is similar shades of brightness may make you look too washed out.

Remember: Rules were meant to be broken and there’s always exceptions to every one of the above mentioned guidelines. The key is confidence and comfort in your clothes, as they really are a second skin. Philippe Perzi Vienna’s signature shirt, tie and pocket square collection offers all men a wide range of options – from your ‘safe’ blues and whites to more eye-catching hues.