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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Ask the MB: Black with Brown

Ask the MB: Black with Brown
Q: After long debate and no conclusive answer, my friends and I decided to ask the MB gods for the final say. Black and brown together?
--Christopher


A: Brown shirt and black pants? Only if you're a UPS driver who moonlights as a member of the New Zealand All Blacks, and your shorts are in the wash.

Black shirt and brown pants? Only if you're a UPS driver who moonlights as a member of the New Zealand All Blacks, but vice versa.

Black suit with brown shoes? A black suit is useful only for weddings and funerals, and then should be paired with black shoes.

Brown suit with black shoes? Now we're getting somewhere. Though make sure the combo is appropriate by consulting the black shoes-brown pants chart.

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Negroni

The classic Negroni is simply equal parts gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth. You can do better.

  • 5 parts Plymouth gin
  • 2 parts Campari
  • 1 part Pimm's No. 1 Cup
  • 1 part sweet vermouth
  • 1 part dry vermouth
  • 2 dashes of orange bitters

Quick shake or stir and pour into chilled Martini glass. Garnish with an orange twist.


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