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Brown suits?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by demeis, Feb 17, 2005.

  1. demeis

    demeis Distinguished Member

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    I'm thinking about picking up a brown suit and was wondering are they appropriate to wear in the summer? Or are they more of a fall thing or year round, not quite sure when i should wear one.
     


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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Not my first choice, but there's nothing inherently wrong with it.
     


  3. demeis

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    I just thought about getting one A)because i think i found a good deal on one and B) because i already have navys and greys and i wanted something a little different for my wardrobe. Any reasons why you don't like or just your personal preference?
     


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    When you are in the country
     


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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    I like brown suits (wearing one now), but I tend to get them in heavier weights. I like light colors for summer. Light brown looks ... well, bad. Tan is great. I have some light-and-dark brown houndstooths and plaids that would be great for summer. But personally I not order a light colored brown. And I have a lot of summer suits on my mental list to order before I get around to ordering a light weight mid to dark brown. But that's just me.
     


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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Nailhead. The cloth looks good. Very much like what I have on now. I hope the sloppiness of the drape is caused by a lazy seller. But you have to be a real sloth to let a suit you're trying to sell look so slovenly on a tailor's dummy.
     


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    I love (darker) brown suits. As long as they are well tailored and in a fabric that would look good if it was also grey, I'm all for it. I wear my brown suits often, and I work in the city in a conservative environment (CPA). [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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    I have a very similar suit [to the nailhead posted in the link] waiting to be sold, my first and only suit bought brand new at a store. It is actually a 39r, too. Strange. Anyway, I wore it to a June wedding on the East coast when I was 18, with an RLPL pink oxford shirt and a darker pink Faconnable tie, and looked extremely good, if I do say so myself. I got plenty of compliments on it. I shudder to think what shoes I was wearing, though - happily I can't remember. I'd say, it is best in cooler weather, fall through spring. Brighten it up in the spring with colorful shirts and ties.
     


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    That is one sharp-looking get up.  Who's your tailor?

    I wear my dark-brown suit (solid) with a pink shirt, tie with earth-tones, and cordovan brogues. Good look.
     


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    drizzt3117 Stylish Dinosaur

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    I don't think that cuffthis looks like farmer.
     


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    ah, gee, thanks. I think (lol)
     


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    Seriously, who made that suit? [​IMG]
     


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    I have a question on this topic actually...

    I just recently got a great deal on a mid-tan 3-button suit, I was curious what kind of shirt colors/textures go well with it? I was just going to wear a white french oxford underneath it, but would like to try for something a little more inventive. Not really in the know about suits brown ranges, as this is my first one.
     


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    Personally I just don't find the color appealing. Tans and camels can look nice, and for shows I like chili/whiskey/cognac/whatever you want to call it, but a dark brown anything will always look off to me. Not counting leather goods, my only pure brown (not counting camel or beige) piece is a pair of chocolate cords, which I don't wear too often. As of now I don't see myself buying anything with brown as a primary color (well, maybe a tie or pocket square, but not a suit or shirt or what not).

    That said, I see a lot of pictures here of neat outfits with an emphasis on brown (including the one here and the one in Carlo's thread, but I personally don't get them. I'll admit that it's just my hangup though, and I won't go off and call anyone who likes the look a "farmer."
     


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