Be honest, men: you don’t usually think what colors you wear best match the season. Outside of knowing to sport blaze orange to make yourself more visible, or matching your jersey color to your favorite team, it’s not always the first thing on your mind. However, you don’t have to be the most fashion-forward man in the world to know some basic rules. That’s why we’ve put together this guide that outlines the men’s winter fashion colors you need to know. It will not only help you put together seasonally-appropriate outfits, but give you a better sense of what to keep in your wardrobe.
There are many words for this type of green. Christmas tree green. Pine green. Army green, as in our Acid Washed 12 Gauge Henley Sweater. Whatever you call it, it’s a natural shade of green that gives you the feeling of a spruce forest, and it’s perfect for winter. Not only does it pair well with other winter staples, but it’s always holiday-appropriate, giving you the versatility you need to wear it in both early and late winter.
This is also a great counterpoint to another classic men’s winter color: brown. In fact, you might argue that brown and pine green were made for each other. That introduces all sorts of possibilities when pairing this color with items you already have in your winter wardrobe.
There’s a reason that it’s a bit of a fashion faux pas to wear white after Labor Day—it doesn’t always go well with winter. If you live in a cold-weather state with lots of snow, it can make you less visible. Black, however, as with our Polar Fleece Vest in Pirate Black, makes for a classic contrast.
We could go on and on about the fashion uses for black—it’s one of the most versatile colors there is—but it’s especially important as a winter color because it replaces anything you can’t wear that’s white. Black also serves a practical purpose by better absorbing light, which tends to give it the look and feel of being a warmer winter color.
Indigo is one of the most underrated colors in all of men’s fashion. It’s not precisely purple, and in fact, it can sometimes look like a very deep blue. However, it provides much of the same interest that a pure purple would bring to any outfit. Take our Polar Fleece Vest in Indigo, which is the same item as above but with different highlights. It’s deep, it’s rich, and it provides a nice contrast to the usual winter colors you can expect to see outdoors.
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These are the men’s winter fashion colors you need to know, and we have them all here at Vintage 1946. Plus, the best winter fashion colors don’t end with just these three. Get an updated and fashionable wardrobe when you shop our warm outerwear collection here at Vintage 1946.