Purple is regarded as the color of royalty. But in today’s world, it’s less common to see it on men’s clothing and more on food that’s grape flavored. I think it’s time to introduce purple back into your wardrobe, starting with your pants.
When you think of chinos, you might envision an endless sea of khaki and olive. For your next pair, why not try aubergine? This dark shade of purple might seem unusual, but it's more versatile than it appears.
To begin with, it goes well with basic colors that already exist in most wardrobes. Navy blazers, white shirts, and grey sweaters all look great paired with aubergine.
The darker tone of purple is also useful for lighter colored sports coats. Paired with a cream summer jacket, aubergine creates a pleasant high-contrast look.
Aubergine pairs with olive-colored outerwear too, which is an advantage over olive-colored chinos. Combined with an M65 field jacket, aubergine chinos give the outfit a happier, summer look.
Sure, it might make you look like an eggplant. But what's wrong with that?