For guys who are too shy to don Tangerine Tango, Pantone's color of the year, I think ochre is a suitable alternative. It is near beige and brown, so is almost neutral, but has undertones of mustard.
Belt, Structure, thrifted
PVC shoulder bag, 5cm
Portfolio, François Marot, thrifted
Shoes, Next, thrifted
To keep things a little lively, I chose a striped lavender shirt to wear under this ochre-colored pajama top I thrifted years ago. Don't you just love the pattern? The brown found in four separate items (jeans, belt, shoes, and bag) helps to tone down the ochre and lavender, and coordinates the look.
So I won't die of color boredom, I also incorporated this red portfolio.
Of course, if you can and/or want to wear Tangerine Tango, then go ahead. I would. It would have worked with the cloudy day when these pictures were taken: nothing better to counter the gloom.
Oh, and this is a bag from 5cm I bought in Hong Kong in 2006 (I think). When are the 5cm people in Manila going to stock the label's more interesting and androgynous stuff?