The transition from summer to fall provides the perfect opportunity for men to experiment with the usual color palette. To encourage those who might want to mix-and-match classic pieces into inspired, cool-weather-ready looks, we asked Paul Trible, CEO of the Richmond-based luxury menswear company Ledbury, to share his favorite can’t-fail color combinations. Below are his recommendations, which are illustrated above via images from their forthcoming fall line. Read on, and then click through for autumn outfit inspiration.
Winter whites: Lighter shades are perfectly appropriate for cooler seasons, Trible says, noting “It’s a common misconception that white clothes are only meant for the summer.” That said, some rules do apply: “Choose pieces with texture to keep the monochromatic look visually interesting,” Trible advises.
Grey and tan: Trible recommends pairing these tried and true neutral tones for a more casual—but still sharp—look. “The uncommon color combo gives new life to favorite wardrobe staples and mirrors the winter weather,” he says.
Burgundy and grey: “The colors work well together—they’re dramatic dark tones that balance each other out,” Trible says of this go-to combination. “I like to make the saturated tones of burgundy the focal point of a look. Grey pants play the perfect supporting role to a rich burgundy sweater.”
Formal denim: Trible suggests adding an edge to typical holiday attire by swapping out your dress shirt for a denim one. “Keep the tie and blazer, and let the sophistication of the tonal blues do the hard work for you.”