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Black VS Brown Leather Jackets

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by lemmywinks, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. jet

    jet Senior member

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    ^ Jet, what's your opinion on wearing black and brown leather together? I was hoping you'd comment before Who shut it down. I know you recently said that you were against the matchy matchy stuff but I think you also were against black with brown on WAYWT not too long ago (I don't remember the context though). Thanks

    I hate brown and black (is that an mc rule?) but I do navy and black on the regular. I also despise the normal ubiquitous shade of brown you see everywhere, I'm more of a cognac, taupe, beige kind of guy and I have one pair of dark chocolatey brown boots that are amazingly rich. The only other brown that is acceptable is cigar shell.
     
  2. canstyleace

    canstyleace Senior member

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    If you can only buy one I'd go charcoal/dark grey instead.
     
  3. brad-t

    brad-t Senior member

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    questions like this don't get answered because they're shitty questions
     
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    about11oclock Senior member

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    Will the proportions of my leather look odd with my massive soccer player thighs?
     
  5. westinghouse

    westinghouse Senior member

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    Medium brown leather goes with everything. Black leather is generic and looks like any other leather.
     
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    uhurit Senior member

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    Unless it's something iconic (like Dior, RO etc), I'd stay away from traditional black/brown colors and go with something different: cognac, olive, gray (faded black)
     
  7. ppllzz

    ppllzz Senior member

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    you should get a brown and black leather jacket.. kill two birds with one stone. [​IMG]
     
  8. Cool The Kid

    Cool The Kid Senior member

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    Medium brown leather goes with everything. Black leather is generic and looks like any other leather.
    I feel like black leather goes better w/more adventurous designs whereas brown goes better w/traditional stuff like bombers I've done black leather all my life, saving up for a nice brown bomber now
     
  9. BB1

    BB1 Senior member

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    My answer: Neither color

    I would pick a dark charcoal or gray instead. But if you have to choose between only pure black or brown, then I would go with black. Brown leathers are worn mostly by older men wearing more traditional fits from what I've observed. Nothing wrong with going down that path, but be sure that's the vibe your aiming for.
     
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    impolyt_one Senior member

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    you should get a brown and black leather jacket.. kill two birds with one stone.

    [​IMG]


    we just got andyliu'ed here so bad [​IMG]
     
  11. Fuuma

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    I hate brown and black (is that an mc rule?) but I do navy and black on the regular. I also despise the normal ubiquitous shade of brown you see everywhere, I'm more of a cognac, taupe, beige kind of guy and I have one pair of dark chocolatey brown boots that are amazingly rich. The only other brown that is acceptable is cigar shell.
    We're 95% on the same page here except I also like "cognac" and "wine". Basically browns that aren't flat and age by becoming more complex by integrating various hues. As to the OP well it depends on the stuff you'll wear it with, I'd generally say that if you're only going to have one leather jacket black is the best choice but then I only own black and white leather jackets.
     
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    we just got andyliu'ed here so bad [​IMG]

    In the leather jacket thread someone just compared that awful RL leather to Batman's outfit. Seems like a surprisingly good comparison. It does have a certain super hero like quality.
     
  13. jet

    jet Senior member

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    We're 95% on the same page here except I also like "cognac" and "wine". Basically browns that aren't flat and age by becoming more complex by integrating various hues.


    As to the OP well it depends on the stuff you'll wear it with, I'd generally say that if you're only going to have one leather jacket black is the best choice but then I only own black and white leather jackets.


    I think we're 100% if you re-read my post pimpin. Was also going to recommend burgundy as a substitute for plain horrid brown.
     
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    willy cheesesteak Senior member

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    I hate brown and black...

    I love brown and black together. It is very YSL circa early 70s.
     
  17. brad-t

    brad-t Senior member

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    we just got andyliu'ed here so bad [​IMG]

    awesome kamen rider steez

    [​IMG]
     
  18. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    I'm with Fuuma and jet. I don't really like the ubiquitous "off duty cop" brown, but prefer unusual browns like Port, Cognac, whiskey, etc... and also greys. I will wear black, but prefer it to look a little washed out and busted up, or be, again, an unusual shade like a blue-black.

    FWIW, I sometimes allow these types of threads to stand if I think that they might stimulate conversation and discussions. I will delete threads that ask "Which of these 2 sneakers", especially when they are both ugly Steve Madden Aldo love children, or "Which slim jeans?"
     
  19. Makeshift_Robot

    Makeshift_Robot Senior member

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    awesome kamen rider steez

    Did this guy have different vehicles that were also kind of insectile? I'm about 90% sure I remember some earlier iteration of this from my childhood.
     
  20. brad-t

    brad-t Senior member

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    Did this guy have different vehicles that were also kind of insectile? I'm about 90% sure I remember some earlier iteration of this from my childhood.

    Kamen Rider aired briefly on Fox Kids but it airs in Japan to this day, with different themes for each season. The one that aired on Fox Kids did have an insect theme.
     

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