Tobacco brown is a jacket color all its own. I like it best with a maroon/brown necktie or a purple one and that is perfectly understandable when I look at a color wheel, where crimson is only two shades counter-clockwise from purple.
I resisted tobacco suits for many years, no doubt influenced by the adage against brown in town and/or Charles Revson's more recent (and pungent) comment. Now that I spend more time outside the city, those days have passed, and I realized the other day that I have not one but two brown suits in the works and neither of them is tweed. One is a tobacco gabardine double breasted and the other a single breasted worsted with one of H. Lesser's subtle glen checks on a dark brown ground.
I have always worn tan, and the odd brownish tweed, but the cotton suit in the photo was my first recent venture into brown. I realized that it was not enough when I found myself meeting a supplier for the second time and he pointed out that I was wearing the same suit I'd worn to see him the week before. That got the brown thing going, and purple ties have followed close behind.