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Sunday, July 03, 2011

On the Scene......Brown & Blue Summer Suits, Milan & Florence

I shot Ermenegildo Zegna the other day at Louis Vuitton wearing a beautiful brown suit with a blue striped shirt.

After my return from fashion week, I was looking through my archives and came across these shots of guys in the same color combination, looking equally smashing.

It's not the first color palette that comes to mind when putting together a summer look, but clearly there is something here!

Comments on "On the Scene......Brown & Blue Summer Suits, Milan & Florence"


Blogger GINGER FASHION MONSTERS said ... (12:48 PM) : 

I've always liked brown and blue as a combination. I think the brown brings out the blue nicely & is a nice way for guys to add a discreet splash of colour to an outfit.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:48 PM) : 

elegantisimos los dos


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:55 PM) : 

wow the blue in the third photo just POPS!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:58 PM) : 

Oh my! Ermenegildo is a babe!!


Blogger Francis said ... (12:59 PM) : 

The last suit is absolute perfection

Francis Baker


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:00 PM) : 

Goodness! No.3 is handsome. Loving that careless wisp of hair that's dropped over his face. The nonchalant undone buttons, the pocket hankerchief and the (albeit not deliberate, I think) colour match to his phone cover. Very cute smile too ;)


Blogger nyc/caribbean ragazza said ... (1:01 PM) : 

Che bello!! Who's the man in the last photo?


Blogger Her fashion closet said ... (1:02 PM) : 

vertical blue stripes is my favorite color for my outfits on summer, I always mix with navy or kaki, maybe I'm a bit classic, but the stripes in the 3th pic looks better.



Anonymous s said ... (1:06 PM) : 

Wonderful pics.... LOVE the last pic ;D

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Blogger Claudia Zander said ... (2:26 PM) : 

handsom handsom
great brown double-breasted


Blogger Catherine said ... (2:28 PM) : 

I love that combination, it reminds me of chocolate.


Anonymous Marco Giulio said ... (2:30 PM) : 

It's always something with the brown-blue combination. This combination is a quite classic put-together, but it is more about the colour nuances for example it is more summer-like wearing a beige linen suit or a beige cotton suit with a azur shirt or a shirt with blue and white the way i really like the second shot with the old man especially how he reverted his sleeve......ALL GREAT SHOTS, SCOTT!

Marco Giulio


Blogger Nomadic D. said ... (2:31 PM) : 

I love the last two. Especially the second one though, is that a brown linen suit he's wearing? I love it.


Blogger Barcelona m'enamora said ... (2:32 PM) : 

I've never been a fan of brown suits, but watching the last picture I have to say that I love this one! Great shot!


Blogger alessandra nitti said ... (2:39 PM) : 

very nice shots ;)


Blogger Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said ... (2:52 PM) : 

Oh, definitely not the first thing that comes to mind, but wow, I like it, the color combo looks great! I especially like the brighter version in the last photo.


Anonymous The Bohmerian said ... (2:58 PM) : 

The title should of been called "Striped Brown & Blue". :-) Love the sweater under the jacket look.


Anonymous IS THIS IT? models review said ... (3:11 PM) : 

I pretty like the guy in the last shot, but... personally, I simply CAN'T wear nothing under the shirt! :)


Blogger Hellovalentina said ... (3:21 PM) : 

love this kind of shirt pic 3!


Blogger KhingKOBRA said ... (3:31 PM) : 

I've always pared brown with blue, they are practically complimentary colours. A dash of blue really cools off what would otherwise be too warm a palette.


Blogger Sandy Leonard Snaps said ... (3:47 PM) : 

Yes, the right brown, the right blue. Otherwise...maybe not.


Anonymous carole said ... (4:45 PM) : 

beautiful men! beautiful clothes!


Anonymous CBC said ... (4:46 PM) : 

sooooo goosd looking ummm hw could wear anything...I love his sexy hair


Anonymous CBC said ... (4:49 PM) : 

Italian and French men know how to wear there hair long with out looking dated tired like American men


Anonymous said ... (4:51 PM) : 

Keep in mind they are all Italian men.......
So, yes they look good in almost any combination.. Blue, brown, orange..............



Blogger My Style Canvas said ... (5:02 PM) : 

Now why can't the boys who are stateside dress like this?


Blogger Miss Lou said ... (5:17 PM) : 




Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:20 PM) : 

I think its the little bit of white that makes brown and blue work so well. Try to picture it without the stripes and see if you think the colour combination still works.


Blogger Monroe Steele said ... (5:46 PM) : 

That last guy is super daper..yum!

xoxo Monroe

Fashion Steele NYC


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:53 PM) : 

Brown and blue are beautiful together, of course. Think of the people you know with brown hair and blue eyes!

In fact, I just happened upon a pair of brown shorts at a thrift store yesterday.(In the washer as we speak). I had thought I wanted a more traditionally summery khaki/beige/olive pair, but was pleased with the look and fit, and intrigued by the color mixing possiblities of the brown.



Blogger Lou said ... (6:16 PM) : 

I've always been a fan of blues combined with browns, especially for summer. I think of it as a classic, really, and remember one of my earliest summer dresses being chocolate brown with a small, blue daisy print. It was my favorite. This was in the late sixties, and I was about five. The stripes here work so much better than a solid would. Really fresh. They all look marvelous, including the man in the sage suit, with the darker sweater.


Blogger The Local Blogger said ... (6:43 PM) : 

Hm, I noticed this trend going through your posts the other day. These men wear it beautifully.


Anonymous Hannah B. said ... (6:54 PM) : 

Shot number three... WOW! Beautiful color combo, beautiful suit, beautiful man! Makes me proud to be Italian. ;)


Blogger monkeyshines ♥ said ... (7:00 PM) : 

dandy photos! perfect suits!


Anonymous Labella Luxe said ... (7:16 PM) : 

The gentleman in the third photo is very handsome. I love the suit and dress shirt! Blue is my favorite color!


Anonymous shawna said ... (9:01 PM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:56 PM) : 

number 3 is eduardo noriega!!!!!!!!!!, he is toooo much....


Blogger Linda said ... (10:02 PM) : 

Great color combination!


Blogger Yasmin Hassegawa said ... (10:23 PM) : 

these are really elegant men.


Anonymous Andy said ... (11:29 PM) : 

very nice shots :)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:38 AM) : 

So beautiful color combi.


Anonymous mon sac by me said ... (2:49 AM) : 

What a BG (beau gosse !) in the third photo !


Blogger On the Street of Florence . . . said ... (4:12 AM) : 

brown and beige color are a must during this summer season. Love how this men knows how to show the elegance also during hot season.

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Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:05 AM) : 

Dear God! The younger guy with his phone makes my heart a flutter!


Blogger fashionxxi said ... (5:19 AM) : 

Nice pictures



Anonymous proletarian Great Gatsby said ... (5:46 AM) : 

I like brown suits but just some brown:brown chocolate,brown sand,brown wood,brown...


Anonymous ShervinsWorld said ... (6:01 AM) : 

Men with class Run the WORLD!!


Blogger Lee said ... (7:09 AM) : 

I love the chocolatey brown with that popping blue. I love the second picture with the cuffs not "just right". That beautiful imperfection.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:28 AM) : 

Love the third pic most. No matter how flash or nice a pocket sqaure is, I don't think you can beat a white one!! Bravo!


Blogger Alinka said ... (7:50 AM) : 

Wow so elegant and classy, that's what I love about your blog !!
Thank you for sharing this with us!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:38 AM) : 

Looking at those 2 in the first shot - they are comfortable, serious..the striped shirts under the gray jackets are like sunlit features among shadows. Nice photo!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:18 AM) : 

gotta love a man who matches his iPhone cover with his shirt!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:45 AM) : 

Always nice combination in summer, with elegant men to.


Anonymous This Time Now said ... (10:32 AM) : 

The man in the last photo is absolutely stunning, we all know this, but it's his hands that stand out more than anything else. Beautiful.


Blogger Meredith Howard said ... (11:15 AM) : 

I really like this combo. I'm going to show it to my husband. Although, he probably has already worn it, and I just didn't notice. Half of our house is brown and blue.

- Meredith


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:14 PM) : 

OOHH sexi men :)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:29 PM) : 

Browns and tans are the natural compliment to blue.
Of course Mr. Zegna looks great, as well he should.
I'm less enthusiastic about the chap wearing green. Too monotone and color coordinated for my taste.

(I once heard a similarly over-matched ensemble described as "a symphony in blue" in tones of heavy sarcasm by someone on staff at a well-known menswear magazine.)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:34 PM) : 

Thanks for re-running the older gentleman in brown linen suit. Remains an all-time favourite.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:01 PM) : 

che bello!!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:22 PM) : 

The man in the second photo looks handsomely dressed! And I love his glasses!!!!! So cool. He has really nice colors too!!!!!! love all the details.


Blogger Polo86 said ... (1:50 PM) : 

I love the touch of blue, I often wear my brown suits with a touch of yellow


Anonymous Harry said ... (2:35 PM) : 

such a good combo, love it


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:40 PM) : 

Reminds me of the Tenth Doctor from Doctor Who... He was always in blue and brown!


Anonymous LIZPR said ... (7:36 PM) : 

Um ... Scott....? Care to post this handsome dude's phone number and email?




Blogger The Insatiable Foodie said ... (8:42 PM) : 



Blogger Style Dilettante said ... (9:55 PM) : 

Always loved that color combo. Why is it European men dress with such a je ne sais quois? J'aime tellement...


Blogger rog70 said ... (10:56 PM) : 

Number 3 Splendid in every way


Blogger lux gioia said ... (11:54 PM) : 

aaaahhh, gli italiani.... che bene che fanno....


Anonymous Live. Love. Laugh. Blog. said ... (12:30 AM) : 

The third one is my favorite!


Blogger Good Style Hunter said ... (7:05 AM) : 

Love the combination - browns and blue always look good to me...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:01 AM) : 

Brown and blue always a winner! Chap in third photo definitely carries it off best. madwo


Blogger Philip Cox said ... (10:07 AM) : 

Button up one more shirt button, and it's golden. Now? Looks like he is coming back form a bad hookup.


Blogger Mel82 said ... (12:03 PM) : 

There is just something about Italian men in the way they dress, the way they pay attention to detail. I love the striped blue shirt with the chocolate jacket and printed tie.

And hard not to notice the last picture, so handsome!


Anonymous FashionIndie said ... (1:02 PM) : 

These men look so put-together, yet they make it look effortless as well. The perfect balance of everything. Great photos!



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:55 PM) : 

Does that gorgeous smile come with the suit ;)


Blogger Milanblogger said ... (7:50 PM) : 

on the 1st man,stripes and white and light blu stripes,necktie spotted dark blue,brown dress,green umbrella 6 colors at all,why not another 3 or 4?for example a red hat?if i meet him during a rainy day i think is the "rainbow".


Blogger Stephen said ... (11:34 PM) : 

First time comment!

We're still several months away from Summer here in Australia. I hope these strong browns turn up here. It's a great look.


Blogger Ricardo Williams said ... (12:09 AM) : 

Yes!!! I will definitely have to get me this combination.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:28 AM) : 

i like the 3rd pic he so sexy.


Blogger ale_dolo said ... (8:29 AM) : 

elegante chic


Blogger Lindsie said ... (10:51 AM) : 

He is so handsome and dreamy! His style is perfection and those dimples! My goodness! Best photo and model yet. <3


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:21 PM) : 

Très belles photos!!! les chemises rayées viennent donne donner bcp de styles aux complets unis.
ps: la dernière photo, on pourrait penser que la personne a choisi sa chemise en fonction de son cover de blackberry ! lol


Anonymous men tuxedos said ... (9:11 PM) : 

The brown summer suit is better than the blue one! I'd really love to have something like that but unfortunately, I can't find a size that suits me well.


Blogger Huda said ... (11:36 PM) : 

love me some debonair men, the 3rd picture is hotness personified.


Blogger Kat Shevchenko said ... (4:53 AM) : 

isn't that Ben Barnes on the last pic?
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Anonymous James said ... (6:00 PM) : 

I really like this combo, the last picture especially is awesome


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:52 AM) : 

Who is the guy in the third picture, the one with the blue shirt? he's so sexy...


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:06 PM) : 

Nice suit e and he is hot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:17 AM) : 

Molto italiano !!!


Anonymous gerald said ... (12:57 AM) : 

Luca di Motezemolo wears it very well:


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