This season’s colours are all about richness and depth: camel, burgundy, maroon and every shade of brown. Brown and burgundy are definitely “in” this season and Beautiful Creatures actor Alden Ehrenreich knows this well. Check out his gorgeous combination of a rich burgundy (almost red wine) suit, a brown tie and beautiful brown brogues and you’ll be dying to check out our fabric range, which includes a burgundy velveteen cloth and a maroon sharkskin wool. Equally cool is Supernatural actor Jensen Ackles’ pairing of a maroon suit with a very dark reddish purple shirt and pocket square.
While the rage for burgundy has been around for a while, it took complete hold of the public consciousness after Ryan Gosling appeared in a burgundy suit in Crazy Stupid Love and followed up that appearance with a burgundy tuxedo at the Cannes Film Festival. Most fabrics look good in burgundy but velvet or velveteen are especially great, as Chace Crawford of Gossip Girl demonstrates below.
In terms of shoe wear, burgundy lends itself to many colours: black, brown or burgundy leathers. A burgundy suit will lend itself well to a pale blue shirt and navy tie, a white shirt and red tie, or a white shirt and brown tie. Experiment, because burgundy is a surprisingly versatile colour.