When you think about it, navy blue exists in a unique space. Navy blue is a relatively neutral hue — a color that’s allowed to go where others aren’t. It’s the only real color commonly seen on menswear. Navy blue slacks and suits? Sure. Red? Not so much. When men are tired of their constant rotation of black, white, grey, and khaki, they turn to navy blue. The shade has a warm cool that’s always in style.
Several underwear brands have released navy blue underwear looks recently. And while each brand approached the color differently, there are some things you simply cannot change about navy blue: it’s going to be a dressier shade, and it’s going to look handsome when cut into masculine underwear designs.
Male models Fabio Illada and Daniel Morales travelled to the Canary Islands for a photo shoot with photographer Adrian C. Martin for this Underwear Expert exclusive. They model several different brands and styles, all created from brilliant navy blues. The tropical setting even serves to show how well navy blue looks, no matter the season. With designs that range from classy-enough-for-work to pleasantly sporty, you get a sense of how versatile a the color really is.
What colors do you normally pair your navy blue underwear with? Do you think navy looks better as a casual pair, or something a little more dressy? Let us know in the comments below, or by tweeting us @underwearexpert.
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Photo Credit: Adrian C. Martin and David Diaz
Models: Fabio Illada and Daniel Morales