Inspiration Blog - menswear

Menswear Refashioned

Fabrics don’t have to be colored “old world” to be classic.  Uplifting color stories have recently carried us through the economic downturn. Despite menswear fashion being characterized as a dated tartan with dark and drab colors, it more importantly encompasses fine fabrics with clean lines and impeccable tailoring.  Today, intense color is a mainstay in decor.  Your home should reflect what you wear.  Your colorful personality should bounce off your decorated walls and furniture.  Tattersall, houndstooth, and plaids with rich color bring tried and true design into the 21st century.  Roth & Tompkins puts a fresh spin on traditional, using bold blacks, blues, and reds to resurrect a tired plaid and refashion color in a tattersall.

For fabric specifications, other color ways, and coordinates click on the links in red.

a. Elizabeth Night
b. Copley Square Cardinal
c. Pembrook Cardinal
d. Harris Charcoal
e. Carlton Night
f.  Parkhill Cardinal
g. Pembrook Cardinal


Traditional is Back

Traditional plaids, paisleys, and tattersalls have found their way back into our wardrobes and homes.  Brights continue to be accented throughout, but the warmth found in our heritage lays the foundation for today’s furnishings.  Oil paintings and assorted antiques pair beautifully with rich twill and houndstooth fabrics, and leather bound books and globes in libraries sit elegantly by our tartan drapes.

Roth & Tompkins understands the eclectic traditional.  We specialize in creating flow and transition from room to room.  Solids and textures can layer casually in a masculine office and elegantly in a formal dining room.

For fabric specifications, other color ways, and coordinates click on the links in red.


Turq and Terra

Turquoise and Terracotta: A stunning pair and a popular combination in Western design. Turq and Terra is a timeless, transitional pairing, and looks brilliant together in contemporary home decor. Being at opposite ends of the color wheel is the balance and formula behind this appealing duo. Posing as a neutral, Turq and Terra layer comfortably under reds and golds, whether accompanying a kilim rug or a menswear plaid. As seen above, our stripe, Bryce Canyon, is striking on a bed coverlet when accented with a Houndstooth pillow.



a. Frazier Midnight
b. Frazier Fire
c. Pembrook Java
d. Bryce Canyon
e. Pecos Cranberry