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Which shoes to wear with brown suit?

post #1 of 32
Thread Starter 
Hi all...I recently picked up my first brown suit, and I'm trying to decide which color shoes I can wear with it. Obviously I can't wear the same shade brown as the suit, that would look weird. Can you wear black shoes with a brown suit, or would it be better to wear something in a walnut or cognac color? Here's an example of a brown color that's very similar to the suit I have. Any input is appreciated, thanks! EDIT - pics added of possible combos. I'm thinking of going with the Strands in the first pic, they seem to have the best contrast with the brown color of the suit.
post #2 of 32
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Originally Posted by Beatlegeuse View Post
Hi all...I recently picked up my first brown suit, and I'm trying to decide which color shoes I can wear with it. Obviously I can't wear the same shade brown as the suit, that would look weird. Can you wear black shoes with a brown suit, or would it be better to wear something in a walnut or cognac color? Here's an example of a brown color that's very similar to the suit I have. Any input is appreciated, thanks!


Olive.
post #3 of 32
Light brown, tan, burgundy.
post #4 of 32
oxblood/burgundy
post #5 of 32
I would wear dark brown or black
post #6 of 32
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Originally Posted by Trompe le Monde View Post
oxblood/burgundy
I'd also wear burgundy.
post #7 of 32
I wore a slightly darker brown suit yesterday with a white shirt, charcoal cashmere tie and black belt and shoes. I thought it worked really well. I have also worn it with burgundy calf belt and shoes but didn't like it as much.
post #8 of 32
Burgundy or a darker brown in the winter if you live in a four-season climate. I do not see why a lighter brown wouldn't work in Spring and Summer.
post #9 of 32
I would be interested to see how it looks with a tan...

Since navy suits go with brown shoes, how about navy shoes with a brown suit?

I would like to see someone pull that off.
post #10 of 32
Burgundy. Definitely not black.
post #11 of 32
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the input everyone! Unfortunately, my shoe collection is still pretty minimal, so I don't have any burgundy or olive shoes I can try out. My suit actually looks slightly darker in person than the swatch I provided, so I think I will try out a couple black or tan/lighter brown shoes to see what it looks like, and I'll make my decision from there. Thanks again for all the suggestions.
post #12 of 32
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Originally Posted by MBreinin View Post
Light brown, tan, burgundy.

+1
post #13 of 32
I second the navy. What better opportunity to rock some blue suede shoes!
post #14 of 32
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Originally Posted by kungapa View Post
I second the navy. What better opportunity to rock some blue suede shoes!

Way too weird to wear with a suit, imo.
post #15 of 32
I believe Reagan wore black shoes with his brown suits. It looks much better than you might imagine.
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