Understood. LOL! I used to have so much black, and navy and gray—but now I've sooooooo much camel, and tan, and British Tan, burgundy, dark brown, espresso, rust, snuff, olives and all manner of tweeds...that I can afford to incorporate some black like this. Have an amazing Flannel Bay Napoli black velvet blazer I intend to rock with a pale gray merino turtleneck and these shoes. AND a great black vintage lapeled waistcoat I can work these with.
But then...I live in NYC where black is de riguer for so many of us, which moves me to drop things like this into the wardrobe:
L to R—Tan Zegna Herringbone, Blue René Lezard Herringbone, and Green/Wheat Vintage Cricketeer Herringbone wool sportcoats. I rock the AE Espresso Jodox/Bourbon Bleecker Streets with the Zegna, the Blue Suede Stewarts/Merlot Franciscans/Burgundy Scottsdales with the Lezard, and the Snuff Schautals/Snuff Gobis/Nutmeg Big Surs, and Walnut Hollywood Web Gems with the Green Cricketeer.
I do mix a LOT of color shoes in, but I couldn't pass up those damn Shakers. Such an awesome style—discontinued too.
Edited by misterellington - 10/17/15 at 12:00am