Have you ever seen so much purple at once?

Just came back from a fancy family wedding in Los Angeles. I felt badly for my hubbie- the affair was black tie, and his fashion options were really limited. Any color pop had to come in the form of a cummerbund, vest, or tie. After days of searching high and low for a purple velvet bow tie to match my dress, I even tried sewing one for him. Needless to say, that was a major disaster, and in the end, he ended up with a traditional black satin bow tie- your standard penguin suit, I fear.

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But men are in luck this season, as there is a prevalence of purple peppering the marketplace. There's an article in the NYT about purple for menswear that I thought ya'll might like to read. "The masculine form of pink" it's been dubbed.