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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by earthdragon, Nov 18, 2008.

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  1. JimmyHoffa

    JimmyHoffa Senior member

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    Didn't everyone in the 80s wear brown? The whole mission brown thing?

    It just isn't a popular colour at the moment, in my opinion anyway.
     
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  2. thebrownman

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    Get a brown suit. As someone who knows being brown well, I recommend as much brown as possible.
     
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  3. The Ernesto

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    Never a frown
    With golden brown
     
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  4. Journeyman

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    Very good - but I'm now going to have that going around around in my head for the rest of the day!
     
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  5. Henry Carter

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    I heart brown...
     
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    Have you tried Uniqlo Vintage Chino Flat Front Pants? Theyr'e more for casual/casual Fridays, but if that's what you're after, I can recommend them. I have two pairs.
     
  7. Pink Socks

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    Thank you for the feedback chaps, that gives me some great ideas to take in.


    Thanks for the pictures Matt. Brown odd trousers would be fine at my workplace, as long as they are not too casual. I am hoping to get a suit that can be broken into separates (because I am cheap smart like that).


    Thanks JM. Suit does not need to be too conservative...just think very rumpled linen or too light brown would attract too much attention. Good point on the pink shirts. Actual am thinking of a pale pink lining - Christian Kimber has a brown overcoat with pink lining and it works very well.


    Appreciate all opinions MS. Good to know what others think. My wife likes the idea of a brown suit and if I am forking out PJ money it is good to keep her onside.


    Actually the reason I am looking into to a brown suit. Can you send me a shot of your skin, forearm maybe, that I can take it to compare with fabric swatches. Then a nice pair of brown shoes, maybe Henry Carter can make some brown smart gloves and I am sure Thom Browne or someone will do a brown balaclava. #toofar?




    Noted. Thanks chaps.


    Just realised this is my desktop at work -

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    Tredic e Lupo and Rose and Born have quite a few nice brown suits
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    Plus a couple from the LFSTFW Archive
     
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  8. Petepan

    Petepan Senior member

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    Darkish brown suit with cream coloured shirt, and a matching silk tie. Works subliminally, especially on chocolate hungry female minds.
     
  9. JimmyHoffa

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    I'm clearly outspoken on this issue. Brown can look incredibly good. I just think the margin of error for brown is significantly larger than it is for charcoal, black, grey and navy which is why you don't see it as much. Given that it isn't seen as much, it sticks out a lot more. If you stick out for all the right reasons, you'll be winning.

    Given that you have female backing on this, and that it is going to come from a really experienced fitter that is pretty much guaranteed to make it work, I'm an advocate.
     
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  10. Pink Socks

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    Thanks MS.

    Below is an interesting point I had not considered...


     
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  11. Superfudge

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    My last suit from Patrick was a chocolate/terracotta linen/cotton blend. Goes great with a light blue shirt, forest green grenadine tie and a pair of brown double monks. I'm probably the only guy in an office of 500 that wears such a suit though; and generally only on Fridays.
     
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    We all aspire to something. The best indication is a man's desktop background..
     
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    I happened upon a higher quality brown hugo boss suit some years ago, I was sceptical at first but it worked pretty well in terms of being flexible and was often well received so I tend to think brown is a bit of a surprise dark horse for most.

    I would still have it but one ill fated day an extra sharp mid aisle product display and a pushy asshole resulted in a nice big rip along the sleeve shoulder =\
     
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  15. Oli2012

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    Thanks for the tips guys, but I really want to buy them from a bricks and mortar shop. Sick of mucking around with online purchases.


    Interesting. Mine's an Audi A4.
     
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    PS this example looks a lot like the brown suit I had done at PJs. It has the patch pockets on the jacket, which dresses it down a tad and lets you wear it as a separate. Mine is a very dark brown Loro Piana Zeelander fabric. I think you saw it at the HC trunk show.
     
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    Mine will be for sale soon. :)
     
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  18. Journeyman

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    Oli's aspirations may soon be realised!
     
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  19. suttonzach

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    Oil - the current season of RL has custom fit blue label chinos which fit nicely.

    Also, you can occasionally score a pair of Gant Rugger brand chinos from the Gant stores which also have a nice modern fit without being overly trendy/slim.
     
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  20. Pink Socks

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    Actually think the Gant rugger chinos would do you nicely, I tried them on before and they had a decent raise and slim, but flattering, leg (maybe be too skinny for your taste).

    http://www.themensshop.com.au/gant-rugger-dreamy-oxford-tattersall-chino/

    http://www.eastdane.com/winter-chino-gant-rugger/vp/v=1/1561892091.htm?folderID=21287&colorId=58909
     
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