A Publication of Bavender Custom Clothiers
September 2013




"To achieve the nonchalance which is absolutely necessary for a man, one article at least must not match."

- Hardy Amies















Kingford Bavender
Certified Master Custom Clothier

This fall season brings rich, dark colors paired with minimalist, workwear influences in menswear. The mixing of luxurious shades with traditional fabrics creates opportunities for a wide variety of appealing clothing choices.


Look for garnet, cobalt, and loden green tones used as stand-alone colors or mixed into traditional plaids and tweeds. Saturated colors such as navy and teal are being paired with metallics, giving a luxuriant, regal look to the clothing. The neutrals for this season are trending dark, including blacks and heavy grays along with inky dark blues. Crisp olive tones from the military-inspired palette are also strong this season, with new textural interest created by various weaving and finish techniques.


Fabric types in this season's offerings are being mixed more often than previously, with woven and knit fabrics often working together in one garment. Denim and corduroy are a popular pairing as well in workwear-inspired casual jackets and trousers.


Variations on traditional weaves are also creating look-alike fabrics, such as wools that resemble denim or familiar synthetics in look, yet offer incredible softness, durability, and warmth.


Interested in refreshing your fall wardrobe with updated clothing made from high-quality fabrics? Contact us today to schedule your personal consultation.


If you're looking to create a powerful image with your ensemble, consider centering an outfit around a single color. A monochromatic approach can create a strong, attention-getting look.


Going with a monochromatic color scheme doesn't have to mean that you present a single shade from head to toe. Instead, select articles of clothing in various shades of the chosen color, ranging from barely there tints to richly saturated tones. A blue-based outfit may include a sapphire-colored tie over a sky-blue shirt. Worn with a navy suit, the blues combine to create an eye-catching visual statement.


To avoid overwhelming the eye with color, pair your strong color with neutrals, such as beige, tan, and cream. 

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