Me | The Underestimated Brown Jacket

ModernTailor Jacket and Shirt / Shibumi PS / GAP Trousers / Polo Socks / Gieves & Hawkes Shoes

ModernTailor Jacket and Shirt / Shibumi PS / GAP Trousers / Polo Socks / Gieves & Hawkes Shoes

Brown tailoring doesn’t get the praise it deserves. The focus of purists is on the basics of gray and blue, but brown can be almost as versatile and equally subtle. The color does receive its praise for shoes and accessories, but adding it into your tailoring threads is a good way to change things up once in a while (or more frequently depending on who are).

This brown flannel jacket is from ModernTailor and is part of a suit. This piece is easily split from its bottom-half because of the more casual elements like the patch pockets and 3/2 roll. Along with the wide peak lapels, this is my favorite combination for details on a jacket.

Peak Lapel + 3/2 Roll = Everything

Peak Lapel + 3/2 Roll = Everything

I continued with the brown concept by going with a brown striped shirts and added a complimentary barely-seen-thanks-to-the-lapels green pocket square from Shibumi. A pair of tweedy do-all gray trousers combined with a pair of suede penny loafers from Savile Row’s Gieves & Hawkes add some nice texture with the flannel jacket.

Cheaney-made(?) from Gieves & Hawkes

Cheaney-made(?) from Gieves & Hawkes

The overall look keeps the basic idea of brown and gray, but switches it up in how to combine them. This brown jacket has become one of my favorites, and I love the ease of being able to separate it from a full suit. Versatility is always a good thing to keep in mind, but obviously that is better said than done most of the time.

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