Whatever your favoured neutral shade – whether beige, tan, ecru, or cream – these light, earthy tones are informed
and versatile. From stone suede sneakers to camel wool coats, they pair well with Italian tailoring, luxury
sportswear and fine knits, all of which can be layered effortlessly. It's all too easy to succumb to wintry blues
and greys at this time of year, so take the opportunity to branch out and lighten up (just don't blame us for your
Only a dullard would see earthy, neutral tones like beige and tan and dismiss them as uninventive or boring. In fact,
creative use of these colours take much more stylistic nous than peacocking tones. This ensemble, including cashmere
from Piacenza and footwear from Carmina, takes the earthier palette and puts them to good use.
Charlie Thomas, Deputy
Tonal ensembles often consist of blue or grey shades, but browns are equally effective and make sense as the weather
begins to heats up. This brown check cashmere Rubinacci jacket is a great
starting point and will pair well with lighter beige trousers – pleated Salvatore Piccolo ones, to be exact. Finish
off with a tan canvas tote bag by Blackhorse Lane – hand-made in
London and built to last a lifetime.
Anna Prendergast, Online Editorial
A sharp silhouette contrasts with soft virgin wool in Enlist's ultra-versatile
spring/summer interpretation of the classic camel coat. The satisfying structure and neutral tone makes it
appropriate business attire and will earn you envious side-eye from colleagues, but dressed down with CQ.P's stripped-back sneakers and an athletic cashmere hoodie, it can look
considerably more 'street' than 'meeting'.
Benedict Browne, Online Editorial Associate
Earthy tones are very much in at the moment and one of the great benefits of dressing in them is that it’s
wonderfully straight forward. Always start with a hero piece, in this case a chalk-stripe, three-roll-two suit from
Orazio Luciano in Vitale Barberis Canonico flannel. In my opinion,
during the colder months a roll neck is always a winning addition to a suit and Enlist’s light brown expression is
cut from a super fine Merino wool. Finally, and contrary to populist sartorial thought, I'd match the tone of the
roll neck to your pocket square.
A relaxed alternative to a commanding military ensemble couldn’t be
better represented than through Simeone's nubuck leather jacket. Transeasonal
dressing is championed by statement pieces and in this neutral shade, is extremely easy to style. Layer a
complementary Anderson & Sheppard dark green Merino crew-neck
underneath and finish with a pair of Rubinacci charcoal grey pleated wool trousers for a cool, classic
Natasha Drax, Online Editorial
It’s easy to play it safe with your wardrobe in the depths of winter, opting for suits and overcoats in varying hues
of grey, navy and black. Camel, however, is a timeless and elegant colour which can sometimes go undervalued during
these dismal months. Take this overcoat by tailoring house Lardini, which is a fine example of expert Italian
craftsmanship. The double-breasted closure is
mature and sophisticated, a half belt adds definition to the silhouette, and the house’s signature flower lapel pin
adds a charming detail. A smart pair of navy trousers and dark brown monk strap shoes mean business, even when this
February's big freeze makes everyone want to shut up shop.