Are you loyal? Trustworthy? Want to feel comfortable? Then sir, this season, you should be all about blue. This primary colour is known to symbolise all these things – and luckily, for SS16, going big on blue will put you right on trend.
Azure, cobalt, indigo, lapis – whatever the shade, you can bet on blue for any occasion, from sporty to formal, casual to high-brow.
Monochromatic a la Boss might seem daring, but it’s all about complementary shades, such as a bright cerulean ensemble punctuated with a sharp navy jacket to keep the look streamlined and stylish. Roberto Cavalli’s decadent silk blue shirt – with ruffles cascading down the front, no less – illustrate the importance of fabrics and texture. Speaking of which, Tom Ford’s delectable suits in luxe, iridescent cangiante silk are absolute movie star perfection (read more on the debate between double or single breasted men’s suits).
Not sure about going boldly blue? You can still participate. Designers have also indulged in bags, belts and footwear in our new favourite colour palette. Like a sliver of Dunhill’s periwinkle or cornflower blue belts peeking through from your belt loop, Kenzo’s vibrant canvas slip-ons can also upgrade your entire look.
No matter the shade, choose a blue (or a few) and make it yours – there’s one out there that’ll work for hue (er, you).