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In the Spotlight: the color GREEN

February 7th, 2011

young man in green polo shirt

Just as women have trouble when behind the wheel, men have trouble wearing color. As a result, I’m pretty sure these numbers are about the same:

  • the number of times you had to hit the breaks to avoid some crazy chick in her BMW
  • the number of times you could have had sex with some hot chick but blew it because you weren’t attractive enough

OK, so what if such a statistic is the figment of my own imagination? I was both the ugly duckling wearing nothing but jeans and brown knitted jumpers AND the cool dude wearing a green V-neck, orange t-shirt, dark-green scarf and a navy pea coat. A well matched color will turn you into a new man.

If you can’t yet picture why such an outfit is fantastic… bear with me. I’ll show you a picture of it at the end of this article.

Don’t scroll there yet!

I still have to give you the theory about the color green first.

After that and in between the boring 101.. some pics.

And at the end (again, please don’t scroll) you’ll get to see me in my green outfit – which I wore today at work and got some pretty damn straight feminine looks. ;)

Green is a fantastic color to use when making killer outfits that will blow women’s minds. It’s perfectly acceptable to be worn by men (unlike pink which is kinda tricky) and is easy to match with other colors.

Should we also discuss about green symbolizing youth (the grass is green etc)? Ummm… probably not. The hing to remember about green is that it can and will make you stand out… if you only started wearing it!

“How?” you ask? Let’s delve a little into the color wheel.

On the color wheel, green is neighboring colors are blue and yellow. this means you can wear both green and yellow or blue as long have the same level of intensity.

If they do – they’ll work out great together.

Did someone say jeans?

I’ve been an advocate of regular blue jeans for quite some time now. Get a pair of blue jeans, then match them with the pair of jeans which I’m sure you already have.

Remember, same intensity:

guy in green shirt and blue jeans

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I love the outfit about: simple shirt, simple jeans a cool looking belt and a pendant.

Of course, you can go ahead and replace that belt with a black one, it will still look great.

Which brings us to the black-white-gray issue. That is: can you match green with non-colors? Non colors being black and white, of course… and gray being a mixture of both of them.

Black, white and gray go well with any color… including green.

guy in green v neck t shirt and white shorts

man in black suit, black shirt and green tie

Notice that the second guy has a light skin complexion. The black really flatters him.

OK, here’s another good color to wear green with: brown. Take a look.

guy wearing a brown and green outfit

You can even see some shades of purple there… which shows you can play around with color all day long.

Do you really want to stand out?

I normally wouldn’t recommend green trousers but Kanye West pulled it off pretty good:

kanye west in green pants

What not to wear green with

There are a few colors you should never wear with green. Pink is one of them, followed by red. Let’s leave such combinations for the ladies.

The treat:

Here’s me in a green outfit. I bought this v-neck blouse last week and it’s all wool. Great quality and great price… if you know where to look for. ;)

one of my green outfits

(Sorry about the colors being a little weird, my camera isn’t that great)

Alright, that’s it!
Hopefully you now have an awesome visual understanding about when and how to wear green in your outfits.

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  1. February 9th, 2011 at 01:18 | #1

    wow, i just bought green polo shirt last week. and this article is absolutely good.

  2. February 14th, 2011 at 00:40 | #2

    Thanks Ierone. Let me ask you this: what fabric is your polo shirt? is it (mostly) cotton?

    Getting a good looking item of clothing is just as important as getting a quality one. Cotton will allow your skin to breathe better.

  3. February 14th, 2011 at 18:51 | #3

    @George
    i don’t know exactly. but, i feel comfort to whear that.

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