People that are interested in clothes tend to have a certain filter when, for example, seeing a film or scrolling on social media. You observe the clothes and how they contribute in building a character as well as how the clothes interact with the setting. You might even picture yourself wearing what they are wearing. Taken out of its context, however, a lot of these clothes loses some of its flair. Neapolitan blue and warm tobacco for example are two tones that works better in a sun-drenched Positano than in a greyish fall Stockholm or London.
But if you want to build your Autumn/Winter wardrobe with a color scheme that stretches beyond dark greys and blues, how do you go about doing that?
A great deal of what constitutes the Atelier Saman Amel look is trying to work beyond the conventional color scheme, but doing so in a way that feels natural and approachable for our clients. Beige or brown suiting for example is often appreciated in thought although considered extravagant or too continental for everyday use in the city. Usually, we have noticed, the problem is not the actual color but rather it’s a question of what tone the color is leaning towards. Certain tones of beige and brown are actually quite easily incorporated into a wardrobe that is resting on classic blues and greys. One might call the hybrid colors or in-between colors. We usually refer to them as “cold” versions of beige or brown. The cold tones have in common that lack of red or yellow, hence creating a lesser contrast to for example grey that is cold or monochrome in its nature.
Our friend and client Jonathan for example, who is based in London, has focused his sport coats and suits in beige and browns that are cold easily worn with steel blue and mid-grey. Another example of a cold beige are these pair of light oatmeal trousers that could easily be worn with a grey sport coat or knitwear the Winter throughout; a great way to get some lighter shades into the Winter wardrobe. Also, taupe, brown with a touch of dark grey or lightly brushed beige flannels are all great alternatives for fall suiting.
If you want to continue the discussion, we are happy to do so in our Stockholm atelier, London show room or via firstname.lastname@example.org.