2015: The Year of Marsala

The colour “embodies the satisfying richness of a fulfilling meal, while its grounding red-brown roots emanate a sophisticated, natural earthiness…..” Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Colour Institute.

Fresh, robust, earthy, down to earth, is what defines this year’s Pantone Colour of the Year: Marsala. Inspired and named after the earthy red fortified wine, it is indeed a colour after one’s own heart, especially selected after a wide survey reported a desire for a hue that was down to earth, calming and nurturing. And Marsala fit right in with its versatility to blend in.

Having acquired a universal appeal, with popular brands worldwide such as: Lakme, Sephora, Mac, Vero Moda, Tangerine, Vitruvien, Estee Lauder, Koovs.com, Nine West (courtesy: mid-day.com and nypost.com) – the list being endless, Marsala is now a household name that is making waves on the runway. Add to that, its versatility seems to have struck an equal appeal not just between men and women but also cutting across all categories of home décor, fashion, beauty and industrial design. It’s a colour that stirs creativity, is captivating & sensual yet rugged and brings the same warmth to any product category that flaunts it.

Flattering to many skin tones, and exuding a certain kind of robust yet stylish tone Marsala is now a must colour to feature in everyone’s wardrobe.

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Wearing Marsala

Known to offer quality, style and fit that is custom made to perfection, Vitruvien has made many heads turn with its own version of the Marsala wear for men.

With spring round the corner, we highly recommend some elegant yet grounded, seductive yet impactful combinations that could be worn just as easily for a Sunday brunch as for a dinner do.

  • Suave and Casual with Marsala Checks: Denim has played quite the quintessential role through the years. And at Vitruvien we recognize that, as we recommend a striking combination of Marsala checks with a pair of timeless, rugged denims, to bring out the dependable yet suave man in you.
  • For a luncheon or a Sunday brunch: Get yourself a Vitruvien’s Marsala check shirt, with a round bottom cut, rolled up sleeves and a button down collar. A contemporary style, that can be worn tucked in or out. Although, we recommend tucked out. Team this casual ensemble with a pair of classic aviators and loafers and you’re ready to charm anyone’s wits off.
  • For a dinner do: Accessorize your rugged denims and a classic collar cut Marsala check shirt with a blazer jacket or a tweed coat, a pair of Italian shoes and a skinny black tie if the occasion so desires. And you are ready for just about any occasion the evening so desires.
  • A Night of Elegance with the Dotty Marsala: The Favourite Pattern on the runaway this season is the Polka. The hottest colour of the season is Marsala. What do you get when you team up the two trending styles of the season? A Debonair Man. And what does he wear? A custom made Marsala polka dotted long sleeved shirt, sporting a chinese collar, tucked into a pair of grey or navy blue italian chinos, teamed with a blazer and a silk tie. A look that would most certainly command the attention of any room you walk into. Or just dress it down with a casual Marsala dots look, with a classic collar and rolled up sleeves.Marsala Dotted Shirt

And these are just one amongst the many styles & looks you can get with a Vitruvien Marsala. We invite you to get creative and custom make your very own Marsala look at Vitruvien.com, where shirts are ‘custom made to perfection’.


One thought on “2015: The Year of Marsala

  1. Fantastic. I love this color! Shared this with my friends. You guys are going to get a lot of orders.


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