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post #1 of 74
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First real post here -

What are people's thoughts on Navy blue/midnight blue dress shoes? What suits do you/would you wear them with? I am personally very intrigued by the idea, but don't want to spend several hudred dollars on a pair without being absolutely certain.

Other than Vass, are there other manufacturers that do navy blue/midnight blue leather dress shoes?

Interested in hearing comments.
post #2 of 74
It would be a very dandified pair of shoes. For me that kills the idea, but hey, one man's modus ponens is another man's modus tollens.
post #3 of 74
I think you can get them MTO from just about anyone. Use them like black. Don't wear them if you'll be uncomfortable wearing them.
post #4 of 74
I love the idea of them and will probably buy a pair in a few weeks. Black looks a bit too dull to me.
post #5 of 74
blue steel

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ps: can somebody help me to talk manton into them?
post #6 of 74
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Originally Posted by radicaldog View Post
It would be a very dandified pair of shoes. For me that kills the idea, but hey, one man's modus ponens is another man's modus tollens.

It helps if they are derbies and not oxfords.




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post #7 of 74
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ps: can somebody help me to talk manton into them?

This picture might help:

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This picture might help:


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post #10 of 74
I have a pair of oxfords in midnight blue - they go perfectly with a grey suit. Most people out there probably would think they were black, unless they looked closely.

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post #11 of 74
I have a pair. Under artificial light, most people think they are black, but under natural light they clearly look blue. I've worn them with almost anything (navy blue, charcoal grey and khaki suits) and even paired them with - gasp - my dinner suit at a black tie event last month. I think I agree with a poster who said that they can be treated like black shoes, except that when worn outdoors they look a bit more festive than black shoes.

I just got a navy blue belt from Brooks Brothers yesterday to match.
post #12 of 74
I've seen a bunch of Lobbs that were blue on B&S lately. And IIRC, there was a UK dealer selling EG (self-branded) blue oxfords for a ridiculously low price a couple months ago.
post #13 of 74
I actually prefer blue over black. Although I'll wear black with more outfits, I feel more of myself in a pair of blue shoes, so I try to outfit myself accordingly.
post #14 of 74
I have a few pairs, Vass midnite navy Budapester, Paul Smith navy brogues and navy brogued boots

basically worn as an alternative to black. looks great with any grey trouser, or a dark burgundy for casual trews
post #15 of 74
I have a pair of navy chukkas, but I think most people assume they're black. I'm planning on at least a pair of shoes in navy.
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