Style: The Perfect Patch of Purple

The sober monochromes of traditional business attire offer men few opportunities to express their individuality. Often, a gentleman’s only concession to personal style is his necktie—a sartorial touch frequently undermined by the selection of loud neckwear that, against the standard-issue white or blue dress shirt, shouts like a silk exclamation point. Fortunately, this season designers have furnished fashion-conscious men with a sophisticated palette of purple, berry, and plum shirts, including the ones on these pages. When paired with a rich cashmere or silk necktie in similarly enticing shades, each shirt will lend a spark of personality to even the most somber-hued suit.

The new line of glasses features design details inspired by traditional typewriters…
Along with clothing, shoes, and accessories, the new store will offer a limited-edition surfboard…
These sunglasses were made famous in the blockbuster movie Terminator 2: Judgment Day…
The new store offers the brand’s complete collection of men’s and women’s fine leather goods...
Photo by Marcus Tondo
Looser, retro-inspired suits from these top fashion houses combine comfort and class…
Photo by Augusto Buzzeo
The collection exemplifies his commitment to traditional Italian craftsmanship...
Photograph by Lisa Charles Watson, styling by Charles W. Bumgardner
Gray was the freshest color on the spring-collection runways in Paris...
Photography by Lisa Charles Watson, styling by Charles W. Bumgardner
The balmy, volcanic shores of Southern Italy have inspired a new men’s fragrance, Bulgari Aqua...
Photograph by Lisa Charles Watson, styling by Charles W. Bumgardner
The tried-and-true boat shoe is proving to be irresistible to designers...
Photograph by Dean Isidro, Styling by Christopher Campbell
Every wardrobe needs a spring awakening...