Sunday, December 7, 2008
The color gray is the quintessential man's suiting for city day wear. This of course includes suits that are actually black and white designs but appear gray from a few feet away. That combination comes fairly naturally to gray as most of it, like gray flannel, is woven from a mixture of black and white yarns.
Gray is essential because it's the one color that looks good on more than 90% of the population, both young and old. Wear light gray in the sun and dark gray in the gloom, solid frescos and mohairs in the heat, chalk striped flannels in the cool and worsted birdseyes and nailheads any time.
If I had to choose one color for my wardrobe I'd wear only gray in the day.