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post #16 of 27

I like bright colors for accesories (not for the whole look, and definately not for pants) in the winter, as long as the sun is shining. For fall, however, I really like muted browns, greys, greens, wines... the fall of the leaves really calls for that.

post #17 of 27
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Originally Posted by Cantabrigian View Post

I think the rule is don't wear bright colored pants in fall/winter/spring/summer once you graduate college.
Which is yet another reason to save some money on student loans.

O rly?  let me guess. grey flannels and a navy blazer most all the time, with "generous" cuts.

post #18 of 27
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Definitely agree with GBR. As long as you are mindful of practical considerations (wool flannel in summer probably isn't a lot of fun) and don't make very obvious choices that even those who are not stylistically inclined may see as strange (i.e. seersucker in winter), I say go for it.

 

That's exactly what I'm trying to discern, whether this is a case of that, because I've never heard about this rule until recently, so I wondered whether this is something like that, something like when people don't cut off that tag on the sleeve of a suit jacket.

 

Slush certainly wouldn't stop me from wearing what I want, the reason I was asking whether that was the reason people say don't wear bright in winter because then it would mean it is not a matter of "convention/propriety" like the tag on the sleeve of a jacket.

post #19 of 27
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O rly?  let me guess. grey flannels and a navy blazer most all the time, with "generous" cuts.

Yes really

You guessed wrongly
post #20 of 27

You don't have to drape yourself in bright yellow from head to toe, you can always incorporate a little bit of color unto the tie for example.

post #21 of 27

Holdfast, I think, gets the reasons right. But if it is all about how what you wear relates to the temperature, the changing intensity of colour around you and the quality of light, then surely where you live makes a huge difference. Autumn in the UK is much browner, more overcast, wet and dark than autumn here in Ontario (or in Japan where I used to live), which tends to be all crisp blue skies and bright reds and yellows (as well as browns). In the UK, I would have said this was definitely the time of year for traditional shades of tweed (in the colours that RDiaz mentions), whereas here I do feel like brighter colours are warranted. I do tend to get my boots out at this time of year (both Chelsea and brogue varieties). It's also much more obvious when autumn begins and ends here, whereas in the UK, there just seems to be continuous slide into grey winter from about August to December.

post #22 of 27
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I think I asked about this recently but got not much response, what is the etiquette on bright colors (I'm thinking about pants in particular) during winter/fall?


I've heard the "don't wear bright colors in fall/winter" but is that because it looks... off or because they get dirty in the snow and slush?

One more stupid sartorial rule... I like cream trousers in winter. Heavy cotton, corduroy and specially flannel. Rules are meant to be proken smile.gif
post #23 of 27

Cream is not a bright color. And I think cream trousers go really well with most common shades of tweed...

 

In fact, no colors are bright per se. Yellow, for example, can be muted or bright. When someone refers to bright colours, I usually think of the bright shades present in summery accesories.

post #24 of 27
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Originally Posted by Ich_Dien View Post

What's wrong with bright colours in the winter?


I agree.
I say wear whatever you want, in which colour you want, whenever you want.
Never really taken much notice of whatever colours are suggested to wear in whichever season. Just as I have never taken much notice of what colour is seasonally "en vogue".
Anyway, isn't a socially conventional person also known as a square biggrin.gif
post #25 of 27
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One more stupid sartorial rule... I like cream trousers in winter. Heavy cotton, corduroy and specially flannel. Rules are meant to be proken smile.gif

 

True..especially when it comes to clothes, rules are never set in stone.

post #26 of 27
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What's wrong with bright colours in the winter?

Absolutely nothing.
post #27 of 27

Light is different in each season.  Worse yet, it's different at each latitude.  What colors you wear depend on the light, your coloration, your mood, appropriateness for the occasion.  There is no rule.

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