Shades of brown: These street-style savvy men will have you rethinking fashion’s most-maligned colour
*Disclaimer: if you're already full-blown brown convert, shuffle along. This story ain't for you*. Brown, speaking in colour terms, is so broad a term as to be practically meaningless. There are a million shades of it, from burnt umber to oatmeal biscuit, to teh tarik and to butt chocolate — don't "ew" us, we know you were thinking it — represented by those five letters of the alphabet. And yet, the masses tend to tar all browns with the same (poop-smeared, we know you're still thinking it) brush.
Cocoa red carpet gowns are invariably deemed drab by the unwashed entertainment press. Fantasy heroes often begin their journeys clad in worn, flax-coloured rags. Brown suits are still so unusual among the wealthy and powerful, that Barack Obama's tan suit moment made international news. Only classic camel seems to get consistent love, though to stick religiously to it is to miss out on the full, expressive range of B-R-O-W-N. To dispel all misconceptions, above, you'll find a gallery of the best IRL spokesmen for fashion's untapped goldbrown-mine.