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Charles’ Corner: Blue has always been the new black for Gentlemen

Bonjour Mesdames, Mesdemoiselles et surtout… Messieurs,

It is with great pleasure and a sense of duty that I begin this new column for The Montreal Fashion Blog, the best of its kind in our beautiful city. Throughout what I hope will be a long and meaningful journey, I will humbly present to you looks and attires, as well as tips, recommendations and ideas related to men style and gentlemanly behaviour, such as the best way to engage in a meaningful conversation at 2 in the morning on a rooftop terrace following an evening of heavy consumption of libations…

I really, really love the colour blue. I like to play with it a lot. Different shades, textures and match it with different items. Blue is quite versatile and can be easily paired. An essential suit a gentleman should have in his wardrobe is a navy blue suit. That is quite right and undisputed. But at this point let’s go further.

This first look may seem quite basic when it comes to colour pairing (navy blue jacket and beige trousers) but I wanted mostly to play with texture and comfort and give it a twist. Instead of the classic khaki trousers, I went for flannel with a slightly paler shade of beige. Flannel will make you feel as if gentle hands are continuously touching your legs as you walk…For the jacket, a wool double-breasted with peaked lapels. The double-breasted jacket has been regaining its charm during the last few years but with a more modern and appealing cut than during the 90s. Those who grew up during that time will remember vividly when these jackets were quite long and with added shoulder pads. Let us see this as a flux in history and not mention it again. You could go with different shades of blue for the shirt and be creative with the tie. Too much blue is like not enough… So, this can be worn for any number of occasion, office, classy weekend luncheon and even a soirée if a black tie is not specified on the invitation. The match will definitely be noticed.



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