I've been all greys and black lately, so i apologize to those who are wondering if there's any color in my wardrobe. However, i do think that wearing neutral colors creates a safe cushion for you to go crazier with textures, cuts, and embellishments, especially if you're trying to experiment or push the limits of your style in smaller steps.
I love seeing men experiment with new textures and patterns on classic cuts and popular suit colors like black, brown, grey and blue. They start to break out the linens and thin, woven ties in the summertime, and play with tweed, houndstooth, wool and cashmere in the wintertime. I think it's the perfect example of playing within the confines of the "classics," and frankly, it works out about 98% of the time because it's hard to go wrong with such stable colors.
This top has a very dramatic back and i think it's important to balance the attention-grabbing elements within an outfit - for example, a flashy color, cut, texture, or embellishment. The fact that this color that didn't add extra, unnecessary flash gave me the chance to add more complexity to the look through other things like the texture of these velvet heels and this heavily embellished bag.