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drinksonthelawn Mon 11-May-20 16:24:17

Can a "winter" wear brown or khaki?

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CountFosco Mon 11-May-20 16:26:52

You can wear whatever you want, whatever some overcoiffed woman you've paid a lot of money to has told you.

JessicaDay Mon 11-May-20 22:51:22

I’d go for the jade end of khaki and a very dark cool brown- similar to black coffee.

MikeUniformMike Tue 12-May-20 13:16:52

Khaki is a sand colour. The army green is not khaki.

Terralee Tue 12-May-20 17:07:51

I like khaki, I've got a button up heavy cotton mini skirt in khaki, 3 cardis including a nice ribbed fitted one, and a stripy white & khaki T-shirt.
I'm blonde with green eyes & pale but I do tan. Have no idea if I'm winter or summer.

homemadecommunistrussia Tue 12-May-20 17:45:52

Ack lost my post. khaki is a kind if green to me is the short

MikeUniformMike Tue 12-May-20 18:14:02

Khaki, (Hindi: “dust-coloured”, ) light brown fabric used primarily for military uniforms. It is made with cotton, wool, or combinations of these fibres, as well as with blends of synthetic fibres. It is made in a variety of weaves, such as serge.

I think a lot of people use it for army green

MikeUniformMike Tue 12-May-20 18:15:52

Both colours tend to be ok on everyone but you might want a different colour with it.

damnthatanxiety Tue 12-May-20 20:51:01

I am unreasonably irritated by people calling themselves 'a spring' or 'an autumn'. Wear what you want ffs. You are an adult

MyHappinessProjectx Tue 12-May-20 20:55:02

That misses the point. We all know we can wear what we want. Obviously the real question is "will it be unflattering?".
It's an insouciant soul who'd seek out unflattering clothes

JessicaDay Tue 12-May-20 21:05:20

That’s interesting @MikeUniformMike. I have thought it was it really army green. I had a couple of button through cotton shirt dresses when I was younger, one was called “sand”, the other “khaki”. So, in reality the sand one was really khaki and the khaki one one was army green.

In which case OP, as a winter I’d give khaki a bit of a wide berth if I was you.

DianaT1969 Tue 12-May-20 21:23:10

I think of it as a neutral along with denim, black, grey and white. I'd say try it on the bottom half with a top in your colour. Khaki and white and khaki and black look good on my opinion.
I doubt any brown will flatter close to your face. But again, if you love it, a bitter chocolate on the bottom half.

PhoneLock Tue 12-May-20 21:38:15

I think a lot of people use it for army green

There's a reason for that...

" When khaki was adopted for the continental British Service Dress in 1902, the shade chosen had a clearly darker and more green hue. This colour was adopted with minor variations by all the British Empire Armies and the US expeditionary force of World War I, in the latter under the name olive drab. This shade of brown-green remained in use by many countries throughout the two World Wars. "

MikeUniformMike Wed 13-May-20 10:58:39

Wiki isn't always right.

dudsville Wed 13-May-20 11:34:38

You can wear it but have another colour closer to your face.

GrumpyHoonMain Wed 13-May-20 11:38:42

Khaki (either sand or olive) tends to suits slim people the most. Colouring doesn’t really come into it

PhoneLock Wed 13-May-20 11:53:57

Wiki isn't always right.

It isn't always wrong either. Khaki green is a different colour to khaki drill, which is the original sandy colour.

Both shades suit me. Even close to my face.

SpringSpringTime Wed 13-May-20 11:59:23

Hmmm it depends on the shade! Imho all those sludgy colours call for waaaay more careful treatment than clearer brights, where it's really obvious whether they look good or not. And shopping online for them is a nightmare, because slight variations in the yellow/black/green balance are hard to tell from a screen.

Meghan Markle always looks fantastic in anything that could accurately or even popularly be described as khaki (so from beige-brown all the way to army green). I'm a warm summer and I look awful in all of it BUT I do like wearing dun brown - basically a very flat light brown.

MikeUniformMike Wed 13-May-20 19:47:32

It could be like those colours that look different to different people. smile Just don't search for it in Images. Aargh!

Agree that MM looks good in those colours, but probably looks good in everything.

Nitpickpicnic Thu 14-May-20 14:06:25

I’ve concluded over the years that khaki is defined differently by different cultures. American ‘khaki’ clearly means a slightly murky tan/beige/sand colour. In Australia it is much more green, but with no ‘forest’ green in it. More olive, but with any vibrancy removed.

In italy it’s often described as a green that’s ‘spento’ (the light turned off) or ‘marcio’ (corrupted, rotten). Doesn’t come across as the pretty colour it actually can be!

Interesting to hear what the UK think it is. Sounds like not much consensus there...

I’m careful with buying it online since I only suit the green ones, and not at all the tan ones.

homemadecommunistrussia Thu 14-May-20 15:00:28

It seems to be tied to military uniforms, so British uniforms have traditionally been the greenish kind.

CountFosco Thu 14-May-20 15:22:24

Khaki (either sand or olive) tends to suits slim people the most.

This is quite possibly the daftest sentence I've ever read. Can you explain your thinking? And what colours do you think fat people suit more than slim people?

SpringSpringTime Fri 15-May-20 17:30:41

grin @CountFosco ... invisibility cape obviously!

CountFosco Fri 15-May-20 18:11:48


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