All out glamour.
All out colour. Such purity of colour some may need time to get used to wearing it. Not Myles. He got it instantly, as if he had always known it.
Men are usually more intensely coloured than women of the same Season. This natural colouring is a great example of that. The concentration of pigment in the hair colour alone is a testament to the high colour saturation of the entire person.
As a Bright Winter, in 12 Season Colour Analysis, he is fundamentally a Winter, but incorporates a small element of Spring. That means that the True Winter palette, with its dark reds, blues, and especially purples, is very similar and appears to have a pale yellow light shining on it. Colours become lighter, slightly warmer, and brighter.
You met Myles before in Clear and Muted Orange In Eyes, in the first photograph illustrating beer bottle transparency in the browns and oranges coloring the iris. Here is his eye, once more. Notice the very sharp transitions between hair/skin/eye colour, and how generously pigmented the colors are.
Myles had one of the most sophisticated internal colour guidance systems that I have seen in anyone. He could see the effects with ease, in others and in himself. He could describe what was happening under colour influence using unconventional analogies that scratched well beyond the surface. He could direct his own analysis after having watched that of his wife.
The PCA proceeded quite quickly because the optical effects were so undeniable. There was no other Season to which he could possibly have belonged.
Among the Bright Winter test drapes is a gleaming dark sapphire fabric. Not only is it electric blue, it is shiny. Nobody, but nobody, can balance that color unless they are Bright Winter. Myles wore it with ease, and appeared confident, attractive, and relaxed.
The Bright Winter Man
How does a man wear this palette? First, for every person creating an effective appearance, what do they hope to communicate?
The Bright Winter man combines the Winter power signal with Spring positivity and enthusiasm. His subliminal statement is dynamic force. He is the contrast of sunshine and ice.
The overall effect of his look should be medium dark but has a wide latitude in this lightest of the 3 Winter types. Contrast, or separation between light and dark, is high to represent the natural appearance.
White and black are very good, as on all Winters. With the sun shining on it, you can see that Myles’ hair is the darkest brown with a slight purple tinge, a good visual for Bright Winter black. Teal reflections are not uncommon and Myles’ hair appears to have some of each.
Spring makes this personal colour palette the lightest of the 3 Winters, so he wears white extremely well. White combined with a bigger dark block is better. White (or icy light) with a medium or dark neutral block and the addition of a bright accent area may be his best look. This may be as easy as a navy suit, white shirt, and navy tie with an emerald or fuchsia stripe.
Forma wear takes no planning. Even a black-brown or ink-navy suit will look like a tux with a white shirt. Dark charcoal gray will be a fantastic suit color. With an icy violet shirt? Only one guy in the room will be doing that, and looking commanding and interesting. The violet softens him a bit and hints at playfulness.
Casual wear may need more planning to avoid looking faded. As long as he sticks with items that colourful, he will do well. For the neutral blocks, Winter’s guidelines of grays with little visible colour, like stainless steel to charcoal, will work with everything. No colour should seem faded, not even gray.
A man can speak volumes with a tie. The Spring in him gives him lots of play with colour combinations and designs, but you can see just from his picture that he has some formality. When he chooses more traditional designs, in high contrast, in colours that repeat the suit colour, smaller areas of bright colour appear planned, adult, and strategic.
As a Neutral Season, meaning a blend of 2 True Seasons, the palette offers a warmer go-to golden red and a cooler blue-red, a strong fuchsia. Even as a very small constituent in the overall look, the harmony gets noticed. Women can create this effect with lipstick or eyeglass frames.
For men, Colour Analysis is more about looking good than the spiritual journey that it becomes for women. They understand that the viewer interprets appearance as education, social status, risk-taking, and creativity. For a man, clothing is an investment in themselves and their business. Fair or not, appearance is a factor that helps people decide how much money they are willing to give us.