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.

Professorial Tweed

mensstylecolombia (8 of 99)mensstylecolombia (7 of 99)mensstylecolombia-13-of-99EDITmensstylecolombia (18 of 99)mensstylecolombia (19 of 99)

Houndstooth Tweed Coat

Date Night Flannel


Wool Flannel Suit in Cherrywood

Leisure Suiting


Holiday Shawl


A Classic Man


Houndstooth Tweed Coat

Wool Flannel Suit in Cherrywood

More Brown from the AOS Archives…


Thanks, as always, for reading.

Yours in style,

Dan Trepanier

Shop Custom Menswear Made in America


Take me to the Shop