Halfway between a versatile color and a bold one, burgundy has become a very popular color in the men’s wardrobe since its first appearance in 1881.
More commonly associated with the wine from the French region of the same name, burgundy was – historically – worn by aristocratic gentlemen for formal events in Victorian Britain. Burgundy jackets with a single button fastening and a high-waisted cut embodied elegance at that time.
Burgundy in men’s casual clothing
Today burgundy has become a key casual wardrobe color because it pairs well with other trendy colors and a variety of different garments, meaning it can be easily adapted to your personal style.
For example, the single-breasted and double-breasted burgundy jackets are excellent for more formal occasions, as well as for certain business meetings, while the trousers help to harmonize elegance with free time.
Burgundy garments to buy
So if you are looking for versatility, opt for burgundy garments such as chinos, that together with a white shirt will make the look quite sober for the corporate world but different from the usual evening wear.
If you have already decide for an outfit and you just want to add an extra, think to burgundy accessories. A cashmere scarf, a fabric tie, a pocket square or suspenders are a good match for elegant looks, while burgundy socks, belts and hats are more useful to give a playful touch to your weekend look.
Burgundy has become a cornerstone of the catwalks and a staple of street style, evolving into a modern neutral, ideal for both casual and formal dresses. Plus, it’s the perfect color to go from darker shades of spring to trendy summer colors.
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