Yes, the title of this post is a play on ALL business. Because in a business world where navy and charcoal grey suits tend to rule the day, a brown suit really is menswear’s seasonal unsung hero.
Depending on where you work, a suit can be something of (or nothing more than) a uniform. And in a strict corporate environment, standing out isn’t always the best way to play the game.
However, for the sartorially-inclined and style-minded company man, a brown three-piece suit can help you stand out and fit in at the same time.
One of the best parts of a brown suit is that, like navy and grey, it’s a very neutral color. This means that it pairs well with just about anything. Of course, you can never go wrong with a classic menswear color combo like navy and brown. More adventurous guys might want to try a pink shirt to flex some sartorial muscle.
Though I always try to include a waistcoat with every suit I purchase, I very rarely wear all three pieces together. Even though I love the look, it can appear overly formal in some situations.
A brown suit, however, tones down that formality somewhat. It has to do with the earthiness of the color and is more approachable, in my opinion, as a full-on three-piece ensemble.
Thanks, as always, for reading.
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