Is Brown becoming slowly the new Black?

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

  1. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    midnight purple in the new black - or is it white in the new black i cant remember, getting old!
     


  2. lasbar

    lasbar Senior member

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    The good thing with getting older ,we're less sensitive to scrutinity and also we're more able to run a selective memory program applying to others commenting...
    Now midnight blue ,white ,brown and Dark purple (plum) arethe new black!!!!
    Next.....
     


  3. SGladwell

    SGladwell Senior member

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    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?[/I]

    It's probably the same line of mythology that considers anything from GM a "nice car" without the requisite sarcasm.
     


  4. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    "Is brown slowly becoming the new black?" I apologize for this but the phrasing of the question bothered me.
     


  5. Newton

    Newton Senior member

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    Hate brown suits, love brown shoes. [​IMG]
     


  6. Tck13

    Tck13 Senior member

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    Brown WAS the new black in the past year or two. I think currently (and for the upcoming seasons) BLACK is the new black.
     


  7. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Senior member

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    The problem is that cheap fused suits look even crappier in light colors. At least black kind of hides their crappiness.
     


  8. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Senior member

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    "Is brown slowly becoming the new black?"

    I apologize for this but the phrasing of the question bothered me.

    Brown, black slowly become it does.
     


  9. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff grrrrrrrr!!

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  10. lakewolf

    lakewolf Senior member

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    black is the future re-born black, brown is the old black, green is the new gray, pink is the over-the-hill red, yellow is the nowadays yellow ...

    Guys...

    wear what you like, just be honest with yourself in front of the full body mirror...
     


  11. lakewolf

    lakewolf Senior member

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    By the way I like both black and brown

    However I do have a brown suit but I never wear it, I don't like me in a brown suit, maybe is because I have a mediterranean type...

    I do like brownish sports coats, I even have one beautiful loro piana wool 100/cashmere in chocolate brown, and the standard tweeds herringbone and windowpane...

    I have really tried to wear dark brown shoes with navy but I don't like it.... burgundy, light brown, chestnut yes... chocolate brown doesn't look good to me
     


  12. UMass

    UMass Senior member

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    What about tan it is a diluted brown?
     


  13. kitonbrioni

    kitonbrioni Senior member

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    Given that so few men are wearing casual outfits, it hard to tell is black is no the wane, but the men who wear slim suits seem to also wear brown shoes. Nevertheless, few men wear brown suits.
     


  14. whoopee

    whoopee 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.

    Browns are perfectly fine when worn away from the face - meaning shoes, belts, watch straps, etc. It's with the suit, shirt, and tie (or pullover etc) that one needs to be more concerned. EVery colour can be worn in the context of the outfit - do the pieces complement or neutralise each other? That probably doesn't convey my meaning but I'm not sure how to better say it. The most important function of rules like Flusser's or whoever's is not to set tight restrictions but to communicate the underlying logic of some of those rules and the associations with them that will affect how other people perceive you. I think a black tie with a white shirt can look amazing on people with high contrast complexions, yet not always does one wish to appear so strikingly lit up. One may want to look "washed out" one day and proceed to defy Flusser's advice. I suspect a guy who knows that much about what look he imparts can wear contrarian outfits well. Attitude trumps all.

    Finally, darker browns work very well with Asian complexions. Chocolate turtlenecks, for example, can be very striking.
     


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    acidboy Senior member

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    calf museum is the future black
     


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