Setting the Tone: Tonal Dressing

There is no easier way to appear effortlessly stylish than with tonal dressing. Building a look around a single color is relatively simple, but something we might tend to overlook as an option in the often details and accessories-focused world of contemporary menswear. However, it’s always good to remember that simple makes a style statement all its own. Here’s some inspiration for an all-grey look this winter.

All Grey Tonal Dressing - He Spoke Style

When thinking about monochromatic looks the two colors that come to mind most immediately for men are navy and black. They’re also the two colors most men are likely to have the most of in their closet. The fact that grey is neutral contributes to it being somewhat underrated, however it is the perfect color choice for making a cool, sophisticated, and understated style statement this winter.

To put together a grey monochromatic look, choose pieces that are in the same color family, but not exactly the same shade. Also, try mixing different patterns and textures. This will add an element of depth as well as a great deal of visual interest. Finishing it off with a black tie, gloves, and wingtips adds some punctuation to an otherwise muted color palate.

All Grey Tonal Dressing - He Spoke Style

All Grey Tonal Dressing - He Spoke Style

All Grey Tonal Dressing - He Spoke Style

All Grey Tonal Dressing - He Spoke Style

This Look: Heather grey wool blend pea coat c/o Reiss (now ON SALE) – Grey plaid suit c/o Reiss (also now ON SALE) – White dress shirt c/o Banana Republic – Black silk knit tie by J.Crew – Black leather gloves by Nordstrom – Watch with black leather strap by Timex – Black wingtip dress shoes c/o Allen Edmonds (McAllister)

Thanks for reading.

Stylishly Yours,

Brian
He Spoke Style

Photography by Rob McIver Photo.

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