Green is one of the colours this season that you should be trying to introduce in to your wardrobe, and the Man Cave has a few easy ways to take that first step.
While green is our national colour, a lot of us rarely choose to wear it, opting instead for the navy and grey shades that winter is so usually associated with. They are safer bets, but from forest green to myrtle and olive, there's plenty of variety that you can find if you want to make others green with envy. Sorry, we couldn't resist that pun.
Back to the serious business anyway. Firstly, it can be a daunting colour to match, particularly if you’re used to a palette that doesn’t include a huge range of different colours, but with a few of the darker shades that are perfectly suited to this time of year, it should be easy to find the right combination.
A good starting point for most guys will be to add it to your casual footwear: it doesn't grab too much attention but it is a noticeable change. New Balance are the hipster's shoe of choice at the moment, but they do make some very nice runners that are chunky and warm without feeling like wooden clogs on your feet. They draw the eye, but they don't scream for attention. If that's not your thing, then the Nike Internationalist is another safe bet, which plays with tones of cargo green and khaki.
If you're feeling up for creating a new look, then you can opt for a green shirt which will match well with chinos and darker jeans. This Hackett green shirt is one that can be matched with most other shades that you would normally wear in the winter, while if you're looking for something a bit more casual, this number from the Vintage Jack & Jones collection can be worn open with a t-shirt underneath or closed and matched with jeans. Equally, you can opt for a mix of colours with this cotton check shirt, from Cos.
A blazer can add a touch of colour and style at the same time, such as this piece by Gagliardi. The other shades of red and blue running through it mean you can relatively easily find a pair of trousers that will combine quite well with it, and gives it that classic, traditional air.
Opting for green on your trousers is a little bit more bold, but as these chinos are quite a dark shade, they can be matched with a plain white or a plain black shirt for a look that is casual but has a touch of sophistication. Hackett offer tailoring as part of their service, and getting these to fit perfectly will really make them stand out as being a cut above.
A subtle way to introduce it, and to get your gear from point A to point B with a bit of style, is this olive Barbour holdall, or any other accessories that you feel would work well, such as a pocket square or even a tie. The key when introducing a new colour that you're not sure you're comfortable with in to your wardrobe is to make sure you do it gradually, rather than going head to toe, and then you'll feel more at home once people start noticing your outfit for the right reasons.