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Light brown suits

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by johnnynorman3, Mar 16, 2004.

  1. johnnynorman3

    johnnynorman3 Distinguished Member

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    And if you would wear it, is it something you can wear all year? I'm split on this. On the one hand, it seems a more flattering color than khaki. On the other, it's so much less cool than dark blue/black/charcoal.
     


  2. gregory

    gregory Senior Member

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    I think khaki/light brown suits/jackets look terrific on clean-cut, somewhat thin men. Unfortunately, heavy men don't look particularly good in those colors.
     


  3. Mitch D

    Mitch D Well-Known Member

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    While I personally don't look very good in earth tones,I think adding a brown suit to your wardrobe might be a nice change of pace.

    Not long ago I saw a beautiful medium brown w/beige chalkstripes,6 on 2 double breasted Brioni,in one of their ads. Absolutely stunning.

    I don't see any reason why you couldn't add a lighter brown suit for Spring,or a darker brown in a heavier weight for Autumn/Winter.
     


  4. faz63

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    Brown suits, one word springs to mind. Disgusting, [​IMG] I would not wear one if you gave me one free.
     


  5. bengal-stripe

    bengal-stripe Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    A brown suit co-ordinates very well with a pink shirt. You should try it.

    It might change your life forever.
     


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    Alias Distinguished Member

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    Yes, and please wear brown shoes. It really brings out the beauty of the leather. Failing that, I'm sure a pair of sneakers would complement nicely.
     


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    matadorpoeta Distinguished Member

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    brown is a great color but it's not a good choice for a first or only suit. grey is probably the best color for this purpose.
     


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    I've got a suit that is dark beige that I receive lots of compliments on. It's a great looking suit, made by St. Andrews. It's nowhere near a chocolate brown color (considerably lighter), for example, which I definitely do not like, except perhaps a tweed blazer in dark brown.
     


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    brown is for country
     


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