When it comes to color inspiration one of the main sources to always look to is Pantone Color Institute®. For the spring 2015 season they chose to pull from the both cooler and softer colors. As we will be entering the warmer months of spring, Pantone predicts designers will be drawing inspiration from “daydreams of simpler times”. Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director, of Pantone Color Institute® explains, “Many feel compelled to be connected around the clock because we are afraid we’ll miss something important. There is a growing movement to step out and create ‘quiet zones’ to disconnect from technology and unwind, giving ourselves time to stop and be still. Color choices follow the same minimalistic, ‘en plein air’ theme, taking a cue from nature rather than being reinvented or mechanically manipulated. Soft, cool hues blend with subtle warm tones to create a soothing escape from the everyday hustle and bustle.”
Weddings are already dreamy enough as it is. Why not use colors to embrace that dreamy feel? Below, we’ve created four grooms wear inspirational looks from four swatches within the report – Strawberry Ice, Tangerine, Aquamarine, and Classic Blue. As a staple piece we chose a Bandari bow tie for each look to compliment the said color. Take a look and see which one is your favorite for your future hubby or his groomsmen!
Bowtie: $68.00 Bandari Vintage Pinku Floral Monarch Bow Tie
Shirt: $155.00 Boss Hugo Boss Sharp Fit Check Dress Shirt – Navy
Shoe: $135.00 Johnston & Murphy ‘Ainsworth’ Penny Loafer
Socks: $26.00 Polo Ralph Lauren Medallion Socks
Cuff Links: $195.00 David Donahue ‘Diagonal Stripe’ Cuff Links – Pink/Blue/Silver
Suit: $895.00 Hart Schaffner Marx Classic Fit Stripe Suit – Brown
Strawberry Ice can be seen as both a warm but “refreshing” color that suggests subtle charm. Pantone suggests Strawberry Ice can be paired well with Toasted Almond and Tangerine. We completely agree, we incorporated the Toasted Almond within the suit Hart Schaffner Marx and went for a mix of the Classic Blue among everything else.
Bowtie: $68.00 Bandari Vintage Ume Floral Monarch Bow Tie
Suit: $995.00 Jos A Bank Signature 2-Button Imperial Wool/Silk Blend Suit
Shirt: $65.00 Nordstrom Smartcare Wrinkle Free Shirt
Shoes: $520.00 Salvatore Ferragamo ‘Magnifico’ Loafer
Watch: $245.00 Fossil ‘Grant’ Automatic Leather Strap Watch, 44mm – Navy/Rose Gold
Pantone describes Tangerine in two words “spontaneous and gregarious”. This brilliant orange can be easily seen as energizing and extremely versatile as it can be used for solid or patterned fabric. For this inspiration we played around with Tangerine in patterns as seen within Bandari’s vintage floral bowtie and Nordstrom checkered dress shirt.
Bowtie: $68.00 Bandari Vintage Batik Floral Monarch Bow Tie
Suit: $695.00 English Laundry Trim Fit Plaid Suit – Brown/Blue Plaid
Shoes: $365.00 Allen Edmonds ‘Strand’ Oxford
Cuff Links: $195.00 Tateossian Round Crystal Cuff Links
Shirt: Boss Hugo Boss
Eiseman describes Aquamarine as, “The lead color for women for the Spring/Summer 2015 season, PANTONE 14-4313 Aquamarine is an airy blue with a dreamy feel. Cool and calming, ethereal Aquamarine is a shade with a wet and watery feel. Open and expansive, this restful blue also acts as a stress reducer.” Many brides may choose to incorporate Aquamarine within their wedding decor or of course as their something blue. However, don’t forget the men, they can wear this color extremely elegantly.
Bowtie: $68.00 Bandari Vintage Buru Batik Monarch Bow Tie
Watch: $1,195.00 Salvatore Ferragamo Croc-Embossed Chronograph Watch – Blue
Hat: $65.00 Ted Baker London ‘Conpeak’ Wool Blend Driving Cap
Shoes: $275.00 Johnston and Murphy Men’s Lasalle – Brushed Burgendy
Suit: $2,495.00 Canali Classic Fit Three-Piece Check Suit
Socks: $12.50 Cole Haan Argyle – Gray
The Classic Blue channels calmness and harmony while still exuding confidence. This classic color is a staple for the male gender so it was quite easy to embrace this color within our menswear inspiration. For this look we incorporated two statement pieces to compliment the blue Canali suit: the vintage Buru Batik Monarch Bow Tie by Bandari and Ted Baker driving cap.
There are many colors to choose from within the Spring 2015 report, whichever you may choose for your wedding just remember the men can wear the wedding colors just as dapper as the women!