Gentlemen, please study the colour wheel above.
It shows the cautious range of tones that cover the typical male choice of clothing.
Having committed the shades to memory, carry that thought to your wardrobe and compare the anti-rainbow in your head to the contents within. If there’s a disturbingly close correlation, then congratulations, you’re in the majority.
But sadly the majority is not the place to be in this instance.
A saunter along any High Street would currently reveal the overwhelming fashion for men in general to be a taste for utter drabness.
And before you reach for the excuses, such as “dressing well = too expensive”, consider the following: here are two of the richest men in the world, to whom any price tag is an irrelevance, and look how far they have progressed up the fashion chain.
They are in danger of being upstaged by a mushroom sofa and blending into a backdrop of office furniture beigeness to the point of invisibility. Clearly being able to afford something decent to wear has not led them to do so. Don’t let this happen to you.
It doesn’t mean forcing the pendulum as far to the yellow end of the spectrum as the fashion industry will allow, or dressing like one of the “loony” candidates at a by-election. Rather, it just means that on the next visit to the shops, real or virtual, seek out a little detail, a touch of colour, a stylish flourish or something to hold the gaze – and not in horror.
It’s going to take more than just a bold sock, or a comedy tie, but not much more.
Face it though – when even the most successful men in the world have managed to dress themselves to look less interesting than an unremarkable office sofa, there is urgent – URGENT – work to be done.