April 20, 2015  ·  style

In praise of olive

Underrated and underutilized colour, that olive. In its greyish variations it's wonderfully neutral, working particularly well with pale blues and whites and khaki but equally home with black. When more saturated it has the ability to warm up the military-inspired pieces on which it is most frequently found. Shown left: the almost annoyingly stylish Davidson Petit-Frere. Right: cotton field coat from LL Bean [$159].

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