Important question about brown

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  1. ernest

    ernest Senior member

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    A friend of mine told me that "brown is only worn by farmers and rednecks, white trash, peckerwoods, hillbillies, and hicks".

    Should i believe him?
     


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    Yes you should. Your friend could not be anymore correct.

    Didn't you recently buy several pair of brown shoes?
     


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    no, i didn't
     


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    (scnupe7 @ June 27 2005,15:53) Yes you should. Â Your friend could not be anymore correct. Â Didn't you recently buy several pair of brown shoes?
    no, i didn't
    So you don't own a single pair of brown shoes?
     


  5. ernest

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    (ernest @ June 27 2005,10:28)
    Yes you should. Â Your friend could not be anymore correct. Â Didn't you recently buy several pair of brown shoes?
    no, i didn't
    So you don't own a single pair of brown shoes?
    no i don't
     


  6. johnnynorman3

    johnnynorman3 Senior member

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    I've never personally seen a peckerwood wearing brown shoes.

    In any event, it's really silly to relegate shoes to one color. What is the logic behind it? Certainly a pair of cream wool pants look a bit odd with black, right? Would you wear only black leather watch straps?
     


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    RJman Posse Member Dubiously Honored

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    Are this friend's initials L. P.?
     


  8. guitone

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    Sounds to me like your friend is the "peckerwood". Brown is an acquired taste for many, it was for me (after years of over wearing it as a kid). Tan pants look great with Brown, English Tan, Burgundy, and even Black, but Brown is classic, in my opinion. Tell us more about your friend though, I would like to know a bit about him, age, background, education, where he became so knowledgeable about fashion.

    Ever watch the NBC morning show, check out Matt Lauers shoes sometime, he wears BROWN a lot, and they look good.
     


  9. Fabienne

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    You beat me to it.
     


  10. guitone

    guitone Well-Known Member

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    Who is L.P.?
     


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    johnapril Senior member

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    Dick Cheney.
     


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    I always thought that an off-white or cream pair of trousers looked okay (& maybe even decent) with black shoes -- esp. if the trousers were paired with a blue blazer.
     


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    I guess it looks okay. But the casual air of the pants calls out for some shade of brown IMO.
     


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    I wear a lot of brown - prefer it. I must decide if I am more a "peckerwood" or "white trash." Inasmuch as I could not grow a single crop, urban boy that I am, I will self-eliminate "farmer."
     


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    No.

    K.P.
     


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