Style: The Perfect Patch of Purple

  • Photo by Lisa Charles Watson
    Eton dress shirt, $250, and silk ties, $135 each (212.688.0264, www.etonshirts.com) Photo by Lisa Charles Watson
  • Photo by Lisa Charles Watson
    Mazzarelli shirts, $325 each at Axel’s, of Vail, Colo. (970.476.7625, www.axelsltd.com); Petronius silk tie, $140 at Tyrone, of Roslyn, N.Y. (516.484.3330, www.tyronemen.com); Verdura lapis cuff links, $4,550 (212.758.3388, www.verdura.com) Photo by Lisa Charles Watson
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    From left: Paul Stuart blue cashmere striped tie, $149.50 (212.682.0320, www.paulstuart.com); Pal Zileri wool tie, $135 (212.751.8585, www.palzileri.com); Paul Stuart burgundy cashmere striped tie, $159.50; Pal Zileri wool tie, $135 Photo by Lisa Charles Watson
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    Ascot Chang checked shirt, $253 (212.759.3333, www.ascotchang.com) Photo by Lisa Charles Watson
  • Photo by Lisa Charles Watson
    Ermenegildo Zegna dress shirt, $375, and paisley silk tie, $170 (888.880.3462, www.zegna.com) Photo by Lisa Charles Watson
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    Phineas Cole dress shirts, $228 each, and purple woven tie, $169.50, at Paul Stuart (212.682.0320, www.paulstuart.com); Aaron Basha ladybug cuff links in gold, enamel, and diamond, $5,750, and gold baseball cuff links, $8,400 (212.935.1960, www.aaronbasha.com) Photo by Lisa Charles Watson
  • Photo by Lisa Charles Watson
    Pal Zileri shirt, $285 (212.751.8585, www.palzileri.com); Petronius tie, $140 at Tyrone, of Roslyn, N.Y. (516.484.3330, www.tyronemen.com) Photo by Lisa Charles Watson
  • Photo by Lisa Charles Watson
  • Photo by Lisa Charles Watson
  • Photo by Lisa Charles Watson
  • Photo by Lisa Charles Watson
  • Photo by Lisa Charles Watson
  • Photo by Lisa Charles Watson
  • Photo by Lisa Charles Watson

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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