Now when it comes to wearing it with black hat, scarf and gloves, this particular lightweight coat has an advantage over its camel colored relations, and that is the hint of taupe that reduces the otherwise stark contrast. A similar effect is achieved when the black in a necktie, for example, has a little white or cream in it, as in microdots, to help soften its impact. But with or without that help a tan suit, white shirt and a black necktie are in summer an equally handsome way to present oneself to the world.
Tan or camel coats are to me best worn over gray suits for similar reasons. Gray is the other good background for black accessories, and an equally fine complement to tan (it has always been a puzzle to me that ecru shirtings are not worn more often).
Black and tan. It is not just a beverage.
Photo: The King's Speech