MINNEAPOLIS MEN IN NAVY
I live in the Uptown area of Minneapolis, where the predominant color of clothing is black. Actually that’s not too surprising as I think black tends to be the predominant color of clothing in most cities. There’s the old thought that we should only wear darker, more subdued colors in the city, and leave the bright colors for the suburbs and country, but I’ve never quite bought into that. Most of my friends will tell you that I love colors, and wear them pretty much all year round.
As far as black goes I do have a couple of black items of clothing but, truth be told, I’d rather wear navy. I recently heard that in the preppy world, navy IS black, and I pretty much agree with that.
Navy is perfect color for sweaters as we move into fall.
Personally, I think navy isn’t as stark of a color as black, and tends to look good on most people. I also think navy is the perfect compliment to all of the other colors. But what I love most about navy is that it works well in any season making it the perfect “bridge” throughout the year. It seems to transcend the seasonal limitations.
Navy also provides the perfect background for the transition
into the bright colors of spring.
However, I’m interested in what you might think, so please leave a comment below and share your thoughts on navy versus black.
As a prelude to that discussion, here are a few more photos of Minneapolis men in navy, showing how this wonderful color makes every season classic.
Layering navy during the cold winter months.
The navy jacket is the backbone of any wardrobe and works well with chinos . . .
. . . Or jeans . . .
. . . Or as part of a great suit.