Originally Posted by Maximus Mark
That's a new one. I've heard of watches and cufflinks, watchbands and shoes, ties and pocket squares, and pocket squares and shirts, but never shoes and ties.
Given that I think black and brown ties aren't really flattering on most outfits, save for formal events, there shouldn't be any matching between the two.
Not like you can polish a tie to have the same luster anway.
Well, leaving aside the issue of whether a predominantly brown or blue tie can look good (I have ties in both colors that I really like, although my taste is hardly the benchmark anyone should use), I don't know that "matching" means that the dominant colors have to be the same. In other words, a tie could contain black or brown (or burgundy, as the case may be) as a secondary color. Indeed, imho more subtle color matching of this sort (whether it is between tie and shirt, or shoe and pocket square, or whatever) often is much more appealing and elegant than the matching of base colors. The idea is to have common themes that pull the outfit together, not to be monochromatic.