Absolutely, yes! I especially like a reddish brown like whiskey or cognac color paired with black. Even whiskey brown shoes paired with black tights and something to coordinate on the top (a green dress with hints of brown to pick up the shoe color, a black dress with a brown or orangey brown scarf, etc.) looks really sharp. The "rule" of no brown with black is as outdated as no white after Labor Day.
Yes I do. Many people don't like it but I don't see what's wrong with that colour combo.
I have so many dresses that have a black/brown print and I think they're gorgeous. They have this 'African chic' vibe to them. I sometimes pair a black dress with dark brown wooden jewelry, and I think it looks fab! Oh, and I might add some leopard print to it aswell.
I also like they whiskey/cognac - black combo! For example in these Gucci shoes of mine:
I love 'em!
Overall, I think black looks best with darker colours, such as brown, navy and dark jewel tones.
The "rules" of never wearing brown with black or black with navy are because some darker hues of brown and navy can look ridiculously close to black. Ever looked at an item of clothing and debated with someone about whether is was black or navy? Well...when you wear a dark brown that looks like black, or a dark navy that looks like black, then it looks like you got dressed in dim lighting and you couldn't tell your brown from your black from your navy.
The trick then, is to wear browns or navys that are lighter in color and not to be confused with black. Then it looks like you paired the colors on purpose, and not accidently. Make sense?
I think these color combinations look great when done correctly!