Refining the Blues

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Menswear designers are turning to the blues for comfort in these tumultuous times, presenting tailored suits and casual wear in a soothing and versatile palette that ranges from azure and turquoise to indigo and classic navy. In contrast to the somber tones and monotonous neutrals of winter, these harmonious shades strike notes of confidence and calm to welcome the new season.

Photo 1: ON HIM: Pal Zileri wool jacket, $1,895, cotton pants, $425, leather belt, $195; Mel Gambert Bespoke yellow dress shirt, $495; Belvest silk-and-linen jacquard tie, $145; Bally calfskin drivers, $350. ON HER: Ralph Lauren Collection buff double-face georgette dress, $3,624, contoured blonde lizard belt, $1,095, blonde lizard Belinda shoes, $1,100, straw hat by Patricia Underwood for the collection, $1,695; Roberto Coin 18-karat gold three-strand necklace, $2,840; Di Modolo 18-karat gold bracelet, $11,950, and necklace, $3,950.

Photo 2: Paul & Shark navy linen blazer, $989, short-sleeve cotton knit polo, $390, five-pocket cotton pant, $259; Salvatore Ferragamo sunglasses, $275.

Photo 3: Versace mint-green viscose gown, $7,035, beige heels with crystal detail, $1,225; Di Modolo 18-karat gold bracelet, $23,500, and earrings, $3,750.

Photo 4: ON HER: Versace lavender dress, $2,010; Birks earrings in diamonds and 18-karat white gold, $7,750; Di Modolo floral ring in diamonds and 18-karat white gold, $7,500. ON HIM: Dolce & Gabbana blue cotton dress shirt, $425, black wool-blend pants, $820; Rolex watch in stainless steel and 18-karat rose gold, $10,650.

Photo 5: Belvest cashmere sport jacket, $3,795, cotton-and-cashmere pants, $450; Avon Celli cotton polo shirt, $450; Dion Collections white linen pocket square with yellow piping, $75.

Photo 6: Brioni navy Windbreaker, $3,635, blue polo shirt with white trim, $375, white cotton trousers, $465; Panerai Luminor GMT stainless-steel watch, $7,100.

Photo 7: ON HIM: Luigi Borrelli single-breasted wool suit, $4,200, cotton dress shirt, $450, seven-fold silk tie, $195, hand-rolled silk pocket square, $110, leather belt, $260; Rolex watch in stainless steel and 18-karat rose gold, $10,650. ON HER: Dolce & Gabbana wool-and-silk skirt suit, $3,495; Aaron Basha necklace, $19,900, and bracelet, $10,800, both in diamonds and 18-karat white gold; Birks earrings in diamonds and 18-karat white gold, $3,150.

Photo 8: Hermès linen zip shirt, $1,025, black-and-blue striped cotton drawstring pants, $720.

Photo 9: Prada cream-color crepe de Chine polka-dot dress, $1,855; Derercuny white leather sandals, $750; Yves Saint Laurent black crest leather tote bag, $1,495; Birks earrings, $7,750, and bracelet, $19,000, both in diamonds and 18-karat white gold.

Photo 10: Kiton cashmere-and-silk suit, $9,650, cotton shirt, $1,495 (both special order), silk tie, $265; Dion Collections white linen pocket square with blue piping, $75.

RESOURCES:

Aaron Basha 212.935.1960, www.aaronbasha.com
Avon Celli www.avoncelli.com; available at Massimo Bizzocchi, 212.675.4055
Bally 212.751.9082, www.bally.com
Belvest 212.317.0460, www.belvest.com
Birks 800.682.2622, www.birks.com
Brioni 888.778.8775, www.brioni.com
Derercuny available at www.luisaviaroma.com
Di Modolo 866.346.6365, www.dimodolo.com
Dion Collections 800.565.3466, www.dionneckwear.com
Dolce & Gabbana 877.703.4872, www.dolcegabbana.it
Hermès 800.441.4488, www.hermes.com
Kiton 212.813.0272, www.kiton.it
Luigi Borrelli 212.644.9610, www.borrelliboutiques.com
Mel Gambert Bespoke 973.344.3440, www.gambertshirts.com
Pal Zileri at the Venetian, 702.732.2100
Panerai 212.223.1562, www.panerai.com
Paul & Shark 212.765.2792, www.paulshark.it
Prada 888.977.1900
Ralph Lauren Collection 888.475.7674, www.ralphlauren.com
Roberto Coin 800.853.5958, www.robertocoin.com
Rolex www.rolex.com
Salvatore Ferragamo 800.628.8916, www.ferragamo.com
Versace 888.721.7219, www.versace.com
Yves Saint Laurent www.ysl.com 

All jewelry and watches on these pages available at Mayors, 800.462.9677, www.mayors.com

Women’s fashion styling: Meriem Orlet.
Hair and makeup: Karen Yarborough at CDMT.
Location: Kiawah Island Club, www.kiawahislandclub.com.
Male model: Jason Morgan, Wilhelmina Models.
Female model: Viktoria Pleshakova.

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