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brown shoes, black tie and belt with charcoal suit?

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 
I just picked up my first suit. I'm just curious if it would look off to wear
brown shoes, a black belt and tie with a dark charcoal suit? Shirt colour will very
from white, pale blue and lavander.
I've been thinking of getting a pair of dark brown lace up as it would look good
with the suit however, I'm unsure if it will clash with a black belt and tie. Should
I just stick with black lace ups?
post #2 of 8
Stick with black.
post #3 of 8
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Originally Posted by cdumas10 View Post
I just picked up my first suit. I'm just curious if it would look off to wear
brown shoes, a black belt and tie with a dark charcoal suit? Shirt colour will very
from white, pale blue and lavander.
I've been thinking of getting a pair of dark brown lace up as it would look good
with the suit however, I'm unsure if it will clash with a black belt and tie. Should
I just stick with black lace ups?

The belt should match the shoes. Brown shoes are good for non-conservative settings. However, for job interviews and conservative work environments (banking, law firm, etc.), I'd go with black shoes (and black belt).
post #4 of 8
Belt and shoes should match. If you go brown, I'd probably wear a more interesting tie. I'd probably wear a more interesting tie anyway.
post #5 of 8
Thread Starter 
that's what I figured.
Something just seems off about black shoes with the charcoal. I guess I'm just use to wearing
black slacks.
post #6 of 8
I agree, the belt should match the shoes. My rule of thumb is that brown shoes go with black trousers and sport coats, but not vice versa.
post #7 of 8
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Originally Posted by David K View Post
I agree, the belt should match the shoes. My rule of thumb is that brown shoes go with black trousers and sport coats, but not vice versa.
I'm sorry, what?
post #8 of 8
wear a different color tie
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