All Natural: Earth Toned Workwear

It doesn’t have to be Earth Day to work with a natural color palette

Discussions of color – and adding color into one’s wardrobe – always center around bright colors. For some of us, however, it’s just not “us.” And there’s nothing wrong with that.

It’s possible to be sartorially sophisticated and not be “wild” or “into fashion.” As a matter of fact, I’d argue that guys with the most sophisticated style are often above those kinds of categorizations.

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As someone who generally shies away from bright colors and gravitates towards a more classic palette, the thought of adding color sometimes seems a little inauthentic to me. So when it comes to color, I like to keep it natural.

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| WEARING | Z Zegna suit, Al Bazar shirt, Eton tie, Rolex Datejust watch, Oliver Peoples sunglasses, Loafers c/o Allen Edmonds | PHOTOGRAPHY | by Rob McIver Photo

As I mentioned, color doesn’t need to be overwhelming. And if earthy tones are your thing, try to look towards nature for something more organic and, well, natural. The shade of this tie, for example.

It’s what I’d refer to as a vetiver green. You might have heard of vetiver as an essential oil – it’s got a heavy and earthy fragrance and is believed to be grounding, calming and stabilizing. I can’t think of a better color to help cope with the beginning of another hectic work week.

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Spring is also prime time for loafers. Every guy needs a great pair of tassel loafers. The Allen Edmonds Graysons are hitting all the right notes for me this season.

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Thanks for reading.

Stylishly Yours,

Brian Sacawa
He Spoke Style

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  • BRENT SMITH

    Just a quick observation Brian, since this endlessly enjoyable website is all about excellence — watch out for grammatical tiger-traps; ‘palate’ is the roof of the mouth whereas a range of colours is referred to as a ‘palette’. Kind regards, Brent.

    • http://hespokestyle.com/ Brian Sacawa

      Good catch. Cheers.