DKNY Brown Leather Chrono – $148.7048.7 | Hilfiger Brown Leather Subdial – $101.20
Black on Black works. Brown on brown looks a little too much like a leather bracelet. I’m no artist. I can’t even remember the color wheel (is it blue, yellow and… red?). But for whatever reason a black on black on black watch looks better than a brown on brown. Brown on brown was 1973. Brown is great. Brown is rich, it’s warm, it’s the color of your shoes if you’re super stylish and wearing a gray suit. But a brown dial with a brown leather strap watch is just too… mneh.
You need contrast. And hardly anyone makes a black dial/brown leather strap watch. A safer and just as eye catching choice is a gray dial with the brown leather strap. Those are a little tough to find, but fortunately there’s two affordable options that are worthy of adding to your collection.
Still not convinced and looking for a brown on brown? Give this one by Nautica a shot a shot. The brown of the strap and the main brown on the dial are at least different enough that they’re not a complete match.