A dash of yellow


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It may be the most difficult colour to pull off, but yellow has heavily featured in this year’s (2014) men’s fashion collection.  Too much yellow can be an eyesore and men are advised to exercise caution while adding yellow to their daily wardrobe.
Getting the tone right is getting the trend right.  Fashion designer Samant Chauhan insists on sticking to lighter hues of yellow.  LEMON YELLOW is the colour of the season.  He advises the shade be paired with beige pants or blue denims, and should never be contrasted with dark brown or black apparel.  Yellow in cotton or linen blends can look classy and prep up your look, while the same shade in polyester or any other shiny fabric can completely mar it.
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Says fashion designer Asish N. Soni, “When selecting a yellow item, pay attention to your skin tone.  The darker your skin tone, the brighter the colour you can experiment with.  Those with very pale skin, should choose lighter to medium hues.”  Adding this particular colour to their wardrobe, is a first for many men.  Stylists have noticed that men try different shades, but usually give yellow a miss.  Image consultant and a specialist on men’s style and grooming, Yatan Ahluwalia says, “A POCKET SQUARE or a TIE is a great way to start incorporating yellow in your wardrobe.”  Accessories like cufflinks, backpacks, watches, frames for sunglasses and belts in yellow are his recommendations.  But, even for the most daring dudes, he suggests steering clear of a full yellow suit.
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