You can be creative in anything - in math, science, engineering, philosophy - as much as you can in music or in painting or in dance
- Ken Robinson
Photos by Zoli Dinh, Painting by John White Alexander (1856-1915)
Let's shift our focus to art as a source of style and colour inspiration.
Art, particularly paintings, can be a little more difficult to work with it can be harder to ascertain the primary shades and tones involved. What we need to remember is that while art is visual, it will evoke feelings that can be interpreted in many different ways -what one man sees another may not.
Those little differences are what help to make our styles unique, so seeing what YOU see is perfectly fine and you'll often find that once you put your outfit next to the painting others will see it too.
I came across this amazing painting by John White Alexander and was immediately drawn to the colours and felt that I could relate to them. The browns and greens, with black shadows and white highlights, fitted perfectly with an outfit I had in mind.
This doesn't only have to be something for men only either, everyone can take advantage of their surroundings for inspiration, or it can be also an inspiration for you to dress or buy for someone else.
Black bomber jacket, white shirt, brown/olive cardigan, olive/khaki chinos and tie, inspired by using a similar background colour to the painting.
Bomber by Boss Orange
Shirt by Oscar Hunt Tailors
Cardigan by Uniqlo
Tie by Nick Bronson x Henry Bucks
Chinos by Sportscraft
Shoes by Bally