Autumn 2016 – Darrell Bass, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Modern Gent Houston, displays his take on Fall Fashion
Autumn in Houston has always been my favorite season. The air becomes crisp, the humidity level drops, and you can comfortably walk a few blocks without breaking into a shirt drenching sweat. It’s finally time to stow away your brightly colored wardrobe and break out your best autumn mid-tones.
I’ve always loved grays and blues; maybe because of the many years I spent in the Banking Industry where gray and blue suits were considered the standard uniform. However, this season’s grays and blues are modern and just happen to be a few of the go to tones for the fashionable man. Options like Concrete Pond is a very masculine grey, Shale is more charcoal based, and ceramic remains a surprising option as a “Power Blue”.
I like to pair my grays and blues in layers. A dark blue tie with a ceramic colored shirt is a very powerful move. Mixed with a grey suit and you’re ready for the boardroom or a night out on the town. When I want to add a touch of color and personality, I reach for socks in deep tones like reddish brown, Spruce, or soft acid. Unless you’re a hedge fund manager, or headed to formal evening event, forget the centuries old “No Brown in Town” rule. Brown wingtips and oxfords are a must have.
No white after Labor Day? Yes, no white linen shirts or pants, no white shoes (white sneakers are an exception), and no white from head to toe. But a nice pair of slim fitted white jeans is the perfect canvas for color. Rugged but smart, their bright hue becomes a focal point and work best with grey, navy, black, or copper tones.
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