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Originally Posted by Fabian43 View Post

Can someone please explain to me the thought process behind having fewer black dress shoes compared to shades of brown? I only have one black dress pant so it's not like I wear a lot of black but I do like wearing black dress shoes with my navy and grey pants. Just feel like pairing some black Westchesters or Rutledge with a nice pair of slacks and a tie looks good. Am I missing something?

 

Depends on your perspective I suppose.  The black shoe may be viewed as more formal, conservative, business oriented, narrowly focused, task specific.  Today's environment is more open, relaxed, etc.  Brown shoes offer "versatility" and are easier to "dress up" or "down" hence making them appropriate for (some) formal, business, business casual, casual settings.

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I have the 5th Ave and Players in black and that's enough "black versatility" for me .  The rest are all browns/walnuts/burgundy/chili. 

post #21738 of 42798
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Originally Posted by sevenfoldtieguy View Post

There is place for black pants in a well rounded wardrobe. Not a necessity, but definitely permissible.
I am curious how you wear them. Do you wear them with black loafers?

For the record, I do own a pair of black dress pants, but I only wear them at night for going out, and only with black shoes.
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I have an allen edmonds a few blocks away from my office, will get fitted for the specific model that I am interested in.

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Originally Posted by Fabian43 View Post

Can someone please explain to me the thought process behind having fewer black dress shoes compared to shades of brown? I only have one black dress pant so it's not like I wear a lot of black but I do like wearing black dress shoes with my navy and grey pants. Just feel like pairing some black Westchesters or Rutledge with a nice pair of slacks and a tie looks good. Am I missing something?


Black shoes + Navy pants/suit = NO-NO  (IMHO)

 

Color 8, dark brown, walnut, or any other shade of brown looks much better

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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post


Black shoes + Navy pants/suit = NO-NO  (IMHO)

 

Color 8, dark brown, walnut, or any other shade of brown looks much better

 

Keep in mind there are times when black shoes are the appropriate choice with a navy suit.  If I'm going out at night in my navy suit, I often reach for my black cap toes.  There are also occasions in the business world where the occasion calls for black shoes with a navy suit.  There are certain hearings or meetings where I would feel uncomfortable attending in brown shoes.

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post #21743 of 42798
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Originally Posted by ReppTiePrepster View Post


Black shoes + Navy pants/suit = NO-NO  (IMHO)

Color 8, dark brown, walnut, or any other shade of brown looks much better
Black shoes with Navy suit is the proper conservative business attire. Navy suit with walnut shoes you will look like an idiot in a proper business atmosphere.
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I hate seeing no love for the black shoe. I have two black shell and love them . With black pants and charcoal
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Navy Tux with black shoes, right?

Why NOT navy suit with black shoes?
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Originally Posted by ClambakeSkate View Post

Navy Tux with black shoes, right?

Why NOT navy suit with black shoes?

Because you'll look like a walking briuse.
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Michael all  I wear is the black shoes, its only recently that I started to consider non-black.  What is the quality like of Allen Edmonds shirts?

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Originally Posted by Man Of Lint View Post


Because you'll look like a walking briuse.

 

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That's the exact description my wife uses!  She was the only person I had ever heard say that.   

 

I don't have a dog in this fight, personally, however. 

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What do you think of Allen Edmonds shirts?

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You guys in the States are lucky with all the factory outlets and second deals floating around.  No excuse not to have a few pairs of variety.  hrmm I need to sweet talk someone at AE into exporting me some of those seconds :p

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