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.

Mens Brown 3-Piece Suit - He Spoke Style

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.

Mens Brown 3-Piece Suit - He Spoke Style

| WEARING | Vintage Yves Saint Laurent suit, Michael Andrews Bespoke shirt, Suitsupply tie, Briefcase c/o Korchmar, Oliver Peoples sunglasses, Watch c/o Uniform Wares, Shoes c/o Allen Edmonds | PHOTOGRAPHY | by Rob McIver Photo

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.

Mens Brown 3-Piece Suit - He Spoke Style

Classic styling always calls for classic footwear and details. The Allen Edmonds Strand is a no-brainer for any business look. Ditto for a sharp leather briefcase.

Mens Brown 3-Piece Suit Allen Edmonds Strand Brown Shoes - He Spoke Style

Thanks, as always, for reading.

Stylishly Yours,

Brian Sacawa
He Spoke Style


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