Matching a shirt with chocolate brown pants

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  1. sweisman

    sweisman Senior member

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    What color dress shirts -- solid or patterned -- would look best with wool chocolate brown pants?
     
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    TRINI Senior member

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    White, light blue or pink.
     
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    Recoil Senior member

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    I have a nice light purple shirt with a bit of dark brown stripe in it that goes well with some dark brown pants. The pants are Brioni as well and the colour of the brown stripe matches the pant exactly. Edit - here is the pic: [​IMG]
     
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    SoCal2NYC Fashion Hayzus

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    blue, purple, yellow
     
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    I like yellow best, but blue works really well too. I have a great blue shirt that has subtle, wide-spaced, thin brown stripes. But that might look too "put together".
     
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    Pale orange
     
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    johnapril Senior member

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    Cream.
     
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    bowtielover Senior member

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    It would help seeing the pants, since they are a darker color I owul go with a lighter color shirt, anything white, cream, light green, blue, yellow even pink or a peach color would look nice. Of course weather or not you choose to wear a tie or coat will also be a contibuting factor.
     
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    Holdfast Senior member

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    Colours - ivory, cream, light blue, lilac. Yellow/peach if your skin tone allows for it (mine doesn't... [​IMG] ). I like SoCal's idea of purple... but would worry a dark purple and dark brown trousers might be too dark... possibly with a beige sweater-vest or similar to break up the purple?

    Patterns - ginghams, tattersalls and solids I think. Stripes seem a touch too formal for brown trousers to me, though I must admit to having worn them together myself too.
     
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    sweisman Senior member

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    Thanks for all of the great suggestions.
     
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    light blue, navy blue, cream, and various red options (pink, red windowpane, red/white stripes). don't have one, but i would imagine peach would look ok too.

    -Jeff
     

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