Q And Answer: How Do I Wear Brown Trousers?

June 25, 2014

Q and Answer: How Do I Wear Brown Trousers?

Keys asks: Brown trousers seem a little tough to pull off. How would one go about wearing them?

No need to be intimidated! Brown trousers are actually surprisingly easy to wear.

Brown is a color traditionally associated with the country, and so you’re most likely to find it in more casual fabrics. That means corduroy, flannel, moleskin, cotton twill. The distinction between country and city clothes has largely broken down, though, and as long as you’re not headed to court, or a wedding or something, you can probably pull off some brown in town.

Brown is probably second only to grey in the variety of colors it matches with comfortably up top. It works great with blue, as you can see in the photo above, so it’s a nice way to make a blue blazer a little more relaxed. It also works great with earthier sportcoats – I use mine a lot with dark green coats, for example. Think of how well brown shoes sit with almost any trouser. And don’t forget about, well, contrasting shades of brown and tan.