Is Brown becoming slowly the new Black?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by lasbar, Oct 18, 2006.

  1. life_interrupts

    life_interrupts Senior member

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    Brown is definitely more versatile than black and I'm happy to jump on the brown bandwagon. I have a RL brown pinstripe that I love and has served me quite well. I also just picked up a Boss grey/brown glen plaid suit that I wore with a chocolate shirt, a brown/camel houndstooth tie w/windowpane pink overlay, and brown suede ankle boots this past weekend to a wedding on MD's Eastern Shore.
     
  2. GQgeek

    GQgeek Senior member

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    I sure hope not, because I like brown.
     
  3. lasbar

    lasbar Senior member

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    I love brown too....I have 4 different cashmere jumpers with different shades of brown.....Sad!!!!! 2 suits ,4 pair of shoes, 2 brown cahshmere coats ,scarves ,et......
    Brown is a very warm and sexy colour,casual but in the same time classy....
    Regarding shoes, brown is offering so many options ...
    The Brown patinas are so versatile and interesting ,that is maybe why brown has been evolving from a old-fashioned colour to a very edgy tone...
    I have read somewhere that the brown revival is partly due to the Black models and celebs....
    The designers being influenced by different skin tones,started really to open their creativity to different influences.
     
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    lakewolf Senior member

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    canary yellow is the new black [​IMG]
     
  5. Artisan Fan

    Artisan Fan Suitsupply-sider

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    I think brown is especially fetching in the Fall. It's traditionally an under-rated color but I find it to be rich and beautiful. I have a DB Kiton in dark brown with copper pinstripes that I may post later.
     
  6. Jared

    Jared Senior member

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    blue : brown :: midnight : ?

    It has been discussed at length that midnight blue is an appropriate colour for black-tie as it looks as dark or darker than black in low light and has a warmer tone. I also hazily recall someone mentioning a garment in nearly-black red. What if off-black were to become a popular set of colours? Which ones would have what e/affect? Could this be a major benefit of bespoke for clubbing suits and dinner jackets?
     
  7. Ivan Kipling

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    No. I do love brown, however. Mixed with black, especially.
     
  8. gorgekko

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    I had no idea I was so ahead of the style curve. I've been rocking the farmer look for years. It's one of my favorite colours to wear.
     
  9. lakewolf

    lakewolf Senior member

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    So...

    If brown is the new black...

    and SF and AAAC hates black...

    then SF and AAAC now should hate brown !

    logical isn't it ?
     
  10. lasbar

    lasbar Senior member

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    To reply to the post concerning midnight blue,it is true that very tense midnight blue colour is seen by a lot of designers and couturiers as been stronger and edgier than the plain black.....
    Plain black can be flat and looking substance.....
    The Canali designers ,when creating the wardrobe for Pierce Brosnan in a James Bond sequel,took on set a lot of midnight blue suits and tuxedo/dinner jacket....
    Midnight blue, like chocolate brown ,is a very sexy and vibrant colour ...
    Wearing very dark shades of blue can help us to avoid the waiter look ...
    I do have a lot of navy/midnight blue suits and to be honest ,they look better than the plain black....
     
  11. Sator

    Sator Senior member

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    So...

    If brown is the new black...

    and SF and AAAC hates black...

    then SF and AAAC now should hate brown !

    logical isn't it ?


    Oh phew I am ahead of the game because I can't stand brown.

    I'd sooner wear a black suit than a brown one in town.
     
  12. josepidal

    josepidal Senior member

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    I was wondering if brown is not as good for people with black hair, particularly for Asians who have fair skin and black hair. For those who have it, I have Flusser's book and the sample photos on complexions in mind.
     
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    if brown- or pink, canary yellow or fat is the new black, where does the old black go?
     
  14. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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    and if the brown becomes the 'new ' black, who will be the next brown?
     
  15. epa

    epa Senior member

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    "Coldwell was the classic Eastern establishment organization. Dark suit, white shirt, and rep tie was the required dress. Better if you wore wing-tip shoes. And no brown please, as gentlemen do not wear brown. They accepted nothing less. They gave me a nice car (a new Oldsmobile) and all the usual perks. I had a lovely office with a great view of downtown LA."
    (Cited from http://www.warmwisdompress.com/waves/chap7.asp).
    Where does this "gentlemen do not wear brown" come from?
    (By the way, my favourite fall/winter suit is a dark brown pin-stripe one, Dormeuil cloth; I use it for work and feel OK about it. I am no investment banker, though).
     

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