53. Yellow

INFEASIBLE: Jonquil
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(From Old Navy
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So it’s spring and I’m sure all you pipsqueaks want to go frolic outside in green pastures under crisp the sunlight. And of course, you want your clothing to reflect your bright-eyed youthfulness and exuberance. The wonderful color yellow can help you do just that.

But not just any yellow. Take Jonquil for instance. There’s something…a little ugly about this shade. At first it’s hard to put one’s finger on it, but do take a look at the above picture, specifically where the shadow of the sleeve falls on the shirt. Look at how dirty the yellow comes across with a hint of shade. If you were to get anything on this shirt, e.g. a coffee stain oh lord, this yellow is going just make matters so much worse. Sooooo much worse.

In addition, it’s hard for me to think of any jean color to match with this shade. I encourage you, John Q Fashion, to let me know if you think you’ve come up with something to successfully pair it with. Until then, yuck.



Feasible: Oasis Yellow
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(Brought to you by Ralph Lauren)

This yellow feels a little more “royal” to me – it’s bright, it’s deep, and shadow falls much more kindly on it. If it were to get dirty when you roll down the hill in a tire or a barrel or go-cart or whatever-the-fuck, it wouldn’t look good dirty (I mean, we’re talking about yellow here people) but it wouldn’t make anyone queesey. And it would go swimmingly with a bright pair of blue jeans.

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One Response to 53. Yellow

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