Men Shouldn’t Be Afraid to Use Color Like Michael Bastian

This summer, my color of choice is canary yellow — it’s not too “out there” and looks great with a black or navy suit. I recently ordered a terrific billfold in this particular shade, and now have my eye on Goyard’s yellow canvas and leather Ambassade briefcase.

In my view, accessories in colors like canary yellow, bright teal, or neon orange are really at the heart of Bastian’s ethos — something familiar yet whimsically tweaked. Accessories are also the easiest way to deliver the right amount of “pop” in an everyday outfit. Nick Wooster pulls it off wonderfully:

There is no question that Michael Bastian’s grasp of color is first class. In past collections, he has therefore not been shy in his use of color. Here, a look at my favorite examples.

From MB S/S 11:

From MB S/S 10: