The answer to the question, “Does a brown shirt go with black pants?” is yes. There are some restrictions on how they are worn together, but they’re not difficult to understand.
The first thing you have to consider is the shade of brown. If it’s too dark, it will make you look older and heavier than you want to appear. It doesn’t matter whether your pants are dark or light, as long as they’re not black. The lighter shades of brown work better with light-colored pants because they provide a contrast that makes them stand out more against your skin tone. The darker shades can be worn with either color of pant without looking odd or overdressed.
The second thing you have to consider is the texture of your shirt and pants. If both pieces are made from the same kind of material (such as denim), then this won’t be an issue because it won’t matter if there is no contrast in texture between them. However, if one item has lots of texture (like corduroy) while another has none (like silk), then you probably shouldn’t put them together unless they have some other feature in common (such as color) that draws attention away from their differences in texture.
Last modified: August 3, 2022