I prefer a blue shirt with a brown-toned outfit, but this is certainly do-able. The sweater is a bit casual for my taste, but I like the color, from what I can see, and it 'works' fine. I'm not crazy about the hue of the tie -- it doesn't quite make enough of a statement my taste, but I think it would work better if the shirt were blue. I don't go in for leather, but this is certainly a lovely color and I love the lining. Not quite to my taste, overall, but it certainly 'works' as an outfit. Pants? I think widewale cords would be best.