Dark, rich, but muted, the browns we choose for our knitwear are designed to be versatile and look great with a variety of bottoms and other items of clothing. They pair well with jeans, chinos and greys, as well as a white and oat.
It’s a great base to use to put together an outfit with an oat/brown palette - something different to the safe navy and grey palette which a lot of people gravitate to.
In this article, we show you a few different ways that we would wear our brown knitwear, starting with how to combine with bottoms.
Brown knitwear with denim jeans - medium to dark wash
Because our brown knitwear is dark, it goes particularly well with medium to dark denim jeans.
Our superfine lambswool mock neck works particularly well with a regular straight leg medium pair of jeans with a Chelsea boot for that 70s Rolling Stones look:
Another example here, this time with our cashmere wool chalet cable in dark brown with dark jeans:
Another one of our favourite pairings is brown with white jeans. A few examples here.
Cashmere ribbed submariner rollneck in dark brown with white jeans:
Cashmere crew neck in dark brown with white jeans:
Cashmere silk resort shirt tin dark brown with white trousers:
Brown knitwear with beige/tan trousers or corduroys
A slight variation, but brown also goes well with an oat/tan colour. Some examples below.
Superfine lambswool rugby shawl sweater in dark brown with cream cords:
Cashmere alpine half zip in dark brown and cream cords:
Brown knitwear with grey trousers
Given how dark our brown is, it works well with mid grey and charcoal trousers. Some examples below.
Cashmere polo shirt in dark brown and charcoal flannels:
Cashmere painter’s shawl collar cardigan in dark brown and mid grey trousers:
Brown with oat
One of the most natural colour combinations is brown with oat. Below we have styled several of our brown knitwear with oatmeal to demonstrate this.
Superfine lambswool shawl collar cardigan in dark brown and superfine lambswool tennis cardigan in oatmeal:
Cashmere polo shirt in dark brown with superfine lambswool mock neck in oatmeal:
Back to a chunky cold weather combination - superfine lambswool shawl coat in dark brown and cashmere ribbed submariner rollneck in ecru:
Another combination with the superfine lambswool shawl coat in dark brown - this time with the cashmere shirt cardigan in oatmeal and mid brown check blazer:
A slight variation to the above, superfine lambswool shawl coat in dark brown with cashmere crew neck in oatmeal:
Cashmere alpine half zip in dark brown, white button down and superfine lambswool mock neck in oatmeal:
Couple of examples below where the dark brown is the under layer, with the oat on top.
Cashmere Belmondo rollneck in dark brown, mid brown check blazer and cashmere scarf in oatmeal:
Superfine lambswool shawl collar cardigan in ecru and cashmere Belmondo rollneck in dark brown:
Superfine lambwool mock neck and cashmere shirt cardigan in oatmeal:
Brown with camel and terracotta
The other great combination is brown with other accent colours within the brown palette, such as camel, rust brown or orange, terracotta etc. This is great especially if you prefer to contrast the more matt brown colour with another item that "pops" a bit more. Some examples below.
Cashmere silk resort shirt in dark brown and cashmere silk tennis polo in terracotta:
You can layer this further with another item of clothing in the brown palette, like a brown leather jacket:
Superfine lambswool mock neck in dark brown, cashmere shirt cardigan in oatmeal, brown/black check coat, cashmere scarf in vintage camel. All of the colours are in the brown/oat world, the cashmere scarf in the vintage camel provides that accent colour to lift the outfit:
Superfine lambswool shawl collar cardigan in dark brown with cashmere shirt cardigan in camel:
Superfine lambswool shawl collar cardigan in camel, cashmere polo shirt in dark brown and superfine lambswool mock neck in oatmeal:
Brown on brown (varied pattern/shade/texture)
Perhaps a path less trodden, but we also love a brown on brown combination - the crucial tenet is to ensure the two browns are a sufficiently different shade, and/or if your knitwear is a plain brown colour, wear something brown that is patterned with it. Some examples below.
Superfine lambswool mock neck in dark brown, mid brown check sport coat. The mock neck is a darker brown than the sport coat and the sport coat has a check pattern which further contrasts the plain brown colour of the mock neck:
Superfine lambswool fisherman cable rollneck in tobacco brown and a darker brown leather jacket:
Similar to outfits above, here we have styled our cashmere crew neck in dark brown with a mid brown sport coat in a micro check - the two items of clothing contrasting each other enough so they complement rather than clash:
Cashmere silk resort shirt in dark brown with mid-brown jacket. Although both the knitwear and jacket are plain coloured, the jacket has a sufficiently different shade of brown compared to the resort shirt:
Cashmere ribbed submariner rollneck in dark brown and mid brown flannel jacket:
Cashmere painter's shawl collar cardigan in dark brown, cashmere silk tennis polo in cream and mid brown check sport coat: