Style: The Perfect Patch of Purple

  • Jill Newman

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.

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