Brown & Blue Suit Combinations


When it comes to creating shirt and tie combinations, I usually find myself pairing brown and blue together at least 2-3 times a week. This is because those two colors in particular pair well with my skin tone and they are extremely versatile. I realized as I grew older and my style evolved, I started to simplify my wardrobe as much as possible so that I can save time while getting dressed in the morning so it could make my life easier. As a result, I learned that you don’t need a ton of clothes in your wardrobe to look and feel stylish. In other words, less is more! So here are a couple of examples on how to pair blue and brown together within your professional wardrobe.


Since I pair brown and blue together so often, I always try to find different ways to mix things up, and a great way to do that is to blend different textures together. Here, I’m blending a denim shirt with one of my favorite silk knit ties to provide more some depth and visual appeal to the shirt and tie combination.


IMG_9632-2 Suit by Bureau, Shirt by Tailor4Less, Tie By Oliver Wicks, Shoes by Saks Fifth Avenue

Stripes and Solids


My shirt collection predominantly consists of solid dress shirts (mainly whites and blues), but I wanted to add some more patterns so this white and blue stripe shirt was probably the next best addition. However, even tho I try to look for pieces that I can pair with several other things, I still find myself gravitating towards brown and blue.


Blending textures is a great way to mix things up and create an aesthetically pleasing shirt and tie combination, but blending patterns is also a great way to put a different twist on things without being monotonous and boring. I think that’s the reason why I love striped dress shirts, especially this one, because it still provides a simple canvas, just like a solid dress shirt would, so adding a solid knit tie is a no brainer!

_MG_9147_MG_9153Suit by Bureau, Shirt by Oliver Wicks, Tie By Bureau, Shoes by Calibrate

As always, thanks for reading!

Yours truly,

Akil McLeod
The Dapper Advisor

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