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rising star
Join Date: Sep 2003
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I noticed when i go shopping I'm now in brown black mode. I'm trying to complement my numerous brown pants with black tops and the occasional cream top although I should stay away from cream since I'm not slim on top. But cream looks so good with brown and black.

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Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Miami
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I agree.. brown and black can look fabulous. I started mixing it together about a year ago although I was a little hessitant about it...but eversince that, I LOVE the combo.
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Join Date: Mar 2006
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I don't like brown and black on me, it does look good on some people though.

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Join Date: May 2005
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i love brown and black. it's one of my favorite color combinations. it's not boring if your pieces aren't.

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Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Boston
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I never understood the "rule" that said not to wear brown and black together. I think it can be a really neat combination-- I really like brown and black with a little bit of silver (accessories or detailing) thrown in..

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Join Date: May 2005
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I really like brown and black with a little bit of silver (accessories or detailing) thrown in..
that's a great idea! i'm going to try that

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Join Date: Jun 2004
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I dont know maybe its just me but i have a real thing about black and brown together and i never ever do it a tad ocd about it .. i have seen other people pull it off though

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Join Date: Feb 2005
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I think you should match shoes, belts, and leather watch bands with eachother---I wouldn't mix brown and black there, but actual clothes are fine. I like black and navy, as well.

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Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: San Diego, CA
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I never used to do it until I bought this black / brown shoe:

I do it all the time now - but typically only when I'm doing a biz / smart casual.

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Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Paris
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Brown & Black
i've seen some girls do it, and it looks good on them,
but if i put the two together

i can't seem to pull it off.

i don't know what to wear with brown for that matter.
right now i was thinking a light gray sweater with a with shirt underneath and brown pants.

i think it has to do with my skin color.
i'm latin, so i got that natural year round tan.


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Join Date: Jan 2006
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i would say there are a thousand kinds of brown out there
you never know which one will work

i have a perma-'tan' too
i use a light tone
or two or more kinds of brown in one look


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Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: The South
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I need to see pictures of some black-brown conquests. I want to see shades, materials, and textures!

Traditionally I've done it, but I've been shying away from it. I just don't have the natural flair to carry it. I feel like it looks just like an accident on me, you know a got-dressed-in-the-dark episode.

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i have to agree that it really depends on your skin tone!! weird as it is
for example i feel like i can really pull it off becasuse i have dark olive toned skin, the other day i wore black plants and brown pointed flats and got loads of compliments.

its also funny, ive known alot of people who are AGAINSt combining black/brown and avoid it like the plague...ive never understood why..haha

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Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: the Netherlands
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For me is brown and black together a big no-no!

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Join Date: Feb 2004
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I love dark brown and black together; I particularly like to match black jeans with either dark brown boots, or a dark brown t-shirt or jersey.

I have had people get really dictatorial about not mixing brown and black and maybe it's because it doesn't work with their skin tone.

after all, it was you and me
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