I have in my voluminous family fonds an image from, I believe, a 1930s Vogue or similar magazine. I don't have the picture in front of me and even if I did I have no way of scanning it. If I'm remembering correctly the pcture was of a man in an overplaid blazer that was light brown in colour, he wore this with light grey trousers and brown shoes. The blazer is a little foggy but the grey trousers with brown shoes are absolutely crystal clear in my mind's eye. So, what's the story? What browns went with what greys in the 30s? I'm sure it was a light grey, perhaps lighter than Cambridge grey, and the brown was also light, warm, a little on the red side, though it was a sixty-plus year old magazine page when I last saw it so the colours may not be absolutely true. The image below is one I just found, if it works, and though it is not exactly what I'm getting at, it is close. Note the shoes and trousers on the golfer on the left.