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post #16 of 23
Not always. However, my tie choice can influence my choice of shoes.

I've chosen cordovan shoes over brown or black shoes because I was wearing reddish or purplish ties.
If I am wearing a somewhat monochrome tie, I will lean toward black shoes.
For ties with earth tones, I lean toward brown shoes.
post #17 of 23
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Originally Posted by kitonbrioni
It's an idea for Father's Day next year to prepackage a matching tie with shoes.

As long as the shoes are EG's, I'm all for it. Quite an upgrade over the usual tie for Father's Day.

I will frequently let my shirt influence my shoe color in the same way Kai describes: I'm more likely to wear cordovan shoes and belt when I'm wearing a pink shirt or a shirt containing some red.

I think the topic of this thread is interesting. Since some men coordinate their socks with colors worn above the waist, the idea is not so outlandish as some have implied. I have several ties with brown stripes of differing shades and it might be a very nice look to coordinate the stripe color with the shoes or especially the belt (since the belt is closer to the tie).
post #18 of 23
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Originally Posted by thinman
As long as the shoes are EG's, I'm all for it. Quite an upgrade over the usual tie for Father's Day.

I will frequently let my shirt influence my shoe color in the same way Kai describes: I'm more likely to wear cordovan shoes and belt when I'm wearing a pink shirt or a shirt containing some red.

I think the topic of this thread is interesting. Since some men coordinate their socks with colors worn above the waist, the idea is not so outlandish as some have implied. I have several ties with brown stripes of differing shades and it might be a very nice look to coordinate the stripe color with the shoes or especially the belt (since the belt is closer to the tie).

I wouldn't say that the idea is outlandish (I was just being facetious when I posted Ronald) - it might be possible with a tie here and there that has a little brown or black or dark red in it or whatever. But the vast majority of times it will be impossible to coordinate your tie with your shoes unless you severely limit your tie options.
post #19 of 23
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.
post #20 of 23
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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.
post #21 of 23
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Originally Posted by lawyerdad
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.

This is exactly what I had in mind when I posted. I have a predominantly aqua tie with groups of thin brown/orange/white stripes that I bought to wear with a tan jacket. It might look good in a subtle way if I can approximately match the shade of my brown shoes/belt to the stripes in the tie.

odoreater, I enjoyed the Ronald post. The forum would be a sterile place indeed without some fun every now and then. And I agree that trying too hard to match shoes and tie would be _very_ limiting and maybe just a little too compulsive.
post #22 of 23
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Originally Posted by lawyerdad
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.
Lol@Ronald.

To clarify, the first thought I had when I posted was that you could take red/pink ties and go with chestnut/burgundy shoes, and yellow/gold ties and tan shoes.
post #23 of 23
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Originally Posted by josepidal
Lol@Ronald.

To clarify, the first thought I had when I posted was that you could take red/pink ties and go with chestnut/burgundy shoes, and yellow/gold ties and tan shoes.

This is precisely what I do with some frequency. If I am wearing a burgundy-colored tie, I commonly do match it with my burgundy-colored shoes. Similarly, if I am wearing a yellow or gold tie or a yellowish (ivory, ecru) shirt with a blue or brown jacket or suit, I will invariably wear it with my A-Es in chili or chestnut.

Steve Bingham's clothing book has some interesting and useful charts on color coordinations of this sort.
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