Brown is one of the most versatile colours you should include in your wardrobe. The many shades of brown can turn it from a statement look into a neutral canvas for other pieces to stand out. However, it is a colour that people tend to wear only in certain seasons. Here are some suggestions on how to wear your brown suit well.
Choose a patterned fabric
For a standout jacket or suit in brown, one that makes a striking statement of your individual style, pick a fabric with a pattern. A glen plaid or tweed, or houndstooth or dogstooth pattern is recognisable and always trendy.
We’ve got a wide range of brown patterned fabrics for you to choose from. Russet OP 2043 is a fine Super 120’s herringbone in a walnut brown. A range of glen plaids, from Pecan OP 2048 to Latte OP 2152 (shown above) are available. For a microcheck design, try Walnut OP 2107.
Experiment with colour schemes
The typical colour wheel helps us understand how to improve your style. Rather than stick with monochromatic style (dressing only in shades of brown), consider a triadic or complementary colours. Add a neutral base such as gray, and you can wear it with a more vibrant brown, along with other colours such as blue for a stronger statement.
Dark brown is a warm colour, and thus is complementary to greens and blues which are cool colours. But it can also work with other warm tones such as yellow, orange and reds in a lighter shade. Or if you should pick a taupe or light brown, that’s a neutral base for stronger hues to stand out against.
If brown is missing from your range of suits, wait no longer. It’s no longer considered an informal colour, and its versatility means you can wear it all year round, whether you’re in the office or headed for an evening out. Create your own signature brown suit using our Styling Tool and get it tailored with one of our partners today.