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In praise of Brown

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by TRINI, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. academe

    academe Well-Known Member

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    Fabric looks like Porter & Harding Glenroyal 44513. Thinking of having some made up as a suit...
     
  2. Cuttingboard

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    Since fall is a great time to wear brown I thought I would revive this thread. Lots of great looks...enjoy!!
     
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  4. juliank

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    dark chocolate brown has been a favorite of mine over the last few years. the colors i pair it with is grey, army green, sky blue or navy and white. when i was younger i never liked brown for some reason. i always found it to be a drab color, its now become one of my favorites.

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  6. Cuttingboard

    Cuttingboard Well-Known Member

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    I'm currently wearing a light grey suit that has a herringbone pattern with a small brown thread with a brown/blue striped tie.
     
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  8. academe

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  9. forex

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    ^^That's a suit? :nodding:
     
  10. Cuttingboard

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    Awesome...looks like a suit from Boardwalk Empire!
     
  11. RogerC

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    That looks highly appropriate for Scottish academia! Who is the tailor?
     
  12. academe

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    The trousers are hanging on the rail, so may not be obvious in the photograph. :tounge: I plan on wearing the jacket and trousers as separates, too.


    This was my fourth outing with gshen's tailor from Singapore. PM for details...
     
  13. Achilles_

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    Brown experts... I need help pairing shoes with my dark brown trousers. The trou are flannel if that helps. I plan on pairing them with a light blue shirt and navy v-neck sweater. (casual Friday) Do i wear my burgundy wingtips? My dark brown suede derbys? My chocolate brown cap-brogues? Or my lighter brown (almost olivesh) whole cuts?
     
  14. GusW

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    In progress from Mina

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  15. Jamesgatz

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    I see Barbera has been shopping on the glove department of Spoo's eBay store.
     
  16. MadAboutPlaid

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    In my opinion, you pick the pair that is either 1) closet in color to the pants or 2) provides the most contrast - depending on what you like. Sometimes, when brown shoes and brown pants are off just a bit, it can look kind of funny.

    Since the pants are flannel, you also want a heavier shoe - probably the wingtips or suede derbys.
     
  17. Achilles_

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    I absolutely love this.
     
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    Normally, I'm not a fan of these patterns but I really like 6812 & 6815.
     
  19. Cuttingboard

    Cuttingboard Well-Known Member

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    Its that time of year again...anymore pics of brown for fall?
     
  20. woolymammoth

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