Brown in Town
December 24th, 2015
“No Brown in Town” was one of those old-school menswear “rules” created to help guys understand appropriate dress. The principle was that the color brown (especially in regards to shoes, but also clothing) should be reserved for the country, while a wardrobe consisting of black, grey and navy was more suited for city life.
Well some things, even in classic menswear, change with time. Today brown is one of the most refreshing and invigorating colors that a man can add to his wardrobe, even within a big city lifestyle.
The best part about the color brown is that it comes in countless shades; from green-hued olive browns, to warm and rich chestnut browns, to dark eggplant-purple chocolates, etc.
Here are some wardrobe ideas to get you thinking about what brown can do for you.
Date Night Flannel
- Tortoise Shell & creme Sunglasses Garrett Leight x Waraire Boswell
- Dusk Brown Tweed Suit by Waraire Boswell
- White Woven Shirt by Waraire Boswell
- Navy Velvet Slippers by Boswell x Del Toro
A Classic Man
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Thanks, as always, for reading.
Yours in style,
Photography by Alex Crawford.