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When are Brown Ties Okay?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by mensimageconsultant, Mar 17, 2013.

  1. Gerry Nelson

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    When you're an alumnus of New College, Oxford. Apart from that, love'em, although I will wear them mostly in autumn and winter.
     


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    So given the opinions, and basically unanimous appeal have I/we changed your mind now? (it was on my affiliate thread that this discussion first started for the others that have posted)
     


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    Nope :) They're less versatile than blue, gray, and red, as well as many multi-stripes. Also, brown ties still seem uncommon as actually worn by people (which albeit could be misleading due to the relatively private nature of offices). Maybe that is slowly changing. There's also an issue which nobody mentioned - the effect and appeal of color, such that some people might not look good in brown (depending on the shade) or prefer louder (overly loud?) colors.
     
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    In a suit context, they're less versatile than gray. In an odd jacket/trouser context, I'd argue they're more versatile than gray.
     


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    Maybe. For daytime, non-wedding wear, brown certainly can look as good as gray.
     


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    This thread makes me want a knit brown tie
     


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    I'm inclined to agree with this (well, the second half) from experience almost exclusively wearing odd jackets/trousers. Especially with a blue jacket I find myself reaching for a brown tie over every other most of the time.
     


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    Somehow I didn't think you be convinced [​IMG] Out of interest, though, would anything have convinced you otherwise?
    Similarly, based on the utility I get out of brown ties (i.e. how many of my own suits and sports coats I can wear them with - pretty), I remain convinced [​IMG]
     


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    Brown neats are great with suits.
    Brown linen is great in the summer.
    Brown wool is great in the winter.
    Chocolate brown grenadines are great with casual suits.
    Chocolate brown knits are great with odd jackets.

    Brown is actually quite closely related to the red/orange spectrum, so it's useable in any number of equivalent ways to red/orange. Which makes it just about as useable as they come.
     


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    I don't understand. Was there ever some rule that brown ties aren't okay? I like them a lot with blue and grey suits.
     
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    If there was, I didn't get the memo. Then again, no one ever sends me memos.

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