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Color for Men Case Study: Some Issues in Applying the System to Bluemagic

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by bluemagic, Dec 7, 2008.

  1. Lel

    Lel Senior member

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    I don't know anything about the color wheel but as an Asian myself, I never tend to wear any colors too close to my skin. I don't know why, I just dislike the way it looks. I avoid tans/browns and usually stick to monochromatic colors. I just feel too washed out if I wear too much at the same time that's similar to my skin color.

    But that's just me.
     
  2. nbutter

    nbutter Senior member

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    another vote for you looking better in the winter colors.

    however it's a different "look" (more film student, less poli sci). you may or not want that. meanwhile there is nothing wrong with the first pics.

    you just do look better in the second ; )
     
  3. bluemagic

    bluemagic Senior member

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    I don't know anything about the color wheel but as an Asian myself, I never tend to wear any colors too close to my skin. I don't know why, I just dislike the way it looks. I avoid tans/browns and usually stick to monochromatic colors. I just feel too washed out if I wear too much at the same time that's similar to my skin color.

    But that's just me.


    I think that is the gist of what Jackson talks about.
     
  4. Egdon Heath

    Egdon Heath Senior member

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    Those are really well composed photographs.
    However (on my screen anyway) they've all got a sort of murky greenish tinge, so I can't really comment on your colors.​
     
  5. vitaminc

    vitaminc Senior member

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    BM, you look much better in winter cloths.

    Picture 1: the tan trenchcoat is okay but your pants (due to the picture angle) provided some contract to offset some of the muteness.

    Picture 2: your face is blended into your outfit. pretty good if your intention is to not stand out.

    Matching color and complexion for men is extremely important, more than fit and silhouette.
     
  6. vitaminc

    vitaminc Senior member

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    Bluemagic, I recently got "color for men" and began reading it. Based on your pictures, I think you look great in the "winter colors".

    I'm also a "winter", though I feel like the book labels all asian americans as "winter"...even though the author left it open that asian can be of any season, I find it hard to picture asian being any other season based on her descriptions of the winter colors.

    I'm still deciding if I should buy-in to what she says...one thing that is hard is the difficulty in distinguish shades (eg. warm grey vs. mid grey). I wish there was a more recent edition of the book or a website where we can rate if individuals are of a certain season


    According to a small article in Men's Ex, there's Pinkish undertone or Golden undertone for Asian complexions, each suitable for different shade of colors.
     
  7. lermontov

    lermontov Senior member

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    I think that the winter photo looks best too
     
  8. A Harris

    A Harris Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I do believe in color theory in a sense. But I don't think it can be judged from these sort of pictures - the color balance is off, and who knows how they end up looking on different monitors anyways. Color theory is about subtle tonal differences and those are hard to judge even in good pics.
     
  9. vitaminc

    vitaminc Senior member

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    I do believe in color theory in a sense. But I don't think it can be judged from these sort of pictures - the color balance is off, and who knows how they end up looking on different monitors anyways. Color theory is about subtle tonal differences and those are hard to judge even in good pics.

    Disagree. I am a colorblind and have trouble telling between certain shades of red/green, red/brown, blue/purple, pink/purple, yellow/green, etc. But I never have any problem matching colors; it is the contrast between the colors thats more important. A difference in color balance is not going to throw the contrast between colors off.
     
  10. Threadbearer

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    i think alot of it has to do with lighting in these pictures.

    Though i will say you look better in the winter colors.

    Exactly what I was thinking on both counts.
     
  11. LabelKing

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    Perhaps you could change your face color.
     
  12. JayJay

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    Perhaps you could change your face color.
    Hopefully, not to the extreme that Michael Jackson did.
     
  13. Golf_Nerd

    Golf_Nerd Senior member

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    Perhaps you could change your face color.

    Yes, he is right. Best get a new head! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] But isn't it more simple to get the right clothes???
     

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