Friday, 19 February 2010

British Clothing & the Brown in Town Issue

One of the sartorial questions I’m most often asked is a conundrum that has been mulled over since time immemorial: can you wear brown in town? More specifically, can brown or tan shoes such as suede brogues or boots be paired with a suit when in the City?

In this day and age - and unless you work for an incredibly stuffy stockbroker - then I think it is acceptable to wear brown shoes in town. However, I would choose a darker brown suede whenever possible, and make sure not to wear boots when wearing a suit as they look a little clumsy.

Should you feel like challenging this particular convention, a pair of our Hackett formal trousers are the perfect accompaniment to offset those brown shoes.

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