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post #16 of 27
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Originally Posted by Srynerson View Post
As someone who is neither good looking nor Italian, but who does occasionally wear a pair of JLs in caramel august calf with a navy suit and gets compliments on the look, I respectfully disagree with your last point.

There is no way I am wrong... So maybe you are better looking than you thought.

post #17 of 27

Black is traditional. But I believe that the term Oxblood refers to a nice dark reddish brown color shoe that is also a very good choice.

post #18 of 27
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Originally Posted by Newlaw View Post
Black shoes for conservative business dress. Brown to look great in your suit. Walnut/tan if you are good looking and Italian.

WTF?

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Yeah, seriously, WTF?

post #19 of 27

Black penny loafers with bright socks.

post #20 of 27

Are either of these ok to wear with navy suits or should I be looking for something slightly darker? 

 

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post #21 of 27

Darker would be better.
 

post #22 of 27

Not the Derby, too rustic.

post #23 of 27

Camel or brown...

post #24 of 27
Black cap toe oxfords.
post #25 of 27

The shoes in question above are "ok" but not ideal. These are nice, but they would also get noticed, and may look a little eccentric, depending on the crowd. If it is a very formal occasion, i think you should go for a darker Brown, or even black. I don't care what anyone says, you can wear black shoes with a blue suit. You can wear black shoes with anything. Check out these shoes by Hudson, lots of nice models that are the right colour and don't make you look like a chump!

post #26 of 27
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Originally Posted by OliverGauffe View Post

The shoes in question above are "ok" but not ideal. These are nice, but they would also get noticed, and may look a little eccentric, depending on the crowd. If it is a very formal occasion, i think you should go for a darker Brown, or even black. I don't care what anyone says, you can wear black shoes with a blue suit. You can wear black shoes with anything. Check out these shoes by Hudson, lots of nice models that are the right colour and don't make you look like a chump!

 

Thanks, I was afraid the oxford pair may not be dark enough. I wasn't intending to wear them to very formal occasions. I am just looking for a pair to occasionally wear to the office with navy suits and also with khakis on casual Fridays. A pair of black Loake 1880s are my main shoes for work.

 

According to Herring's site, the oxford pair is calf leather, and I can get them for £100 after the 20% off code, which seems like a good price. I'm debating if I want to get them to wear on casual Fridays while trying to gradually darken them.

post #27 of 27
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Originally Posted by Newlaw View Post

Black shoes for conservative business dress. Brown to look great in your suit. Walnut/tan if you are good looking and Italian.

 

This is good advice. OK... so you don't have to actually be a good looking Italian, but the point is Walnut / Chestnut / tan shoes with a medium to dark suit is much more aggressive, non-traditional and fashion forward than a darker shoe. I made the same mistake and am struggling with how to fix it now (in this thread).

 

In some work environments black shoes with a navy suit would look fuddy-duddy.  In other more conservative work environments the "light shoe/dark pant" look will make some people see you as a bit of a dandy. 

 

Now many on SF will say "who cares what they think - I'm right and they're ignorant a$$ holes in square plastic shoes".  People who say that are not necessarily wrong, but if you work in a conservative place and that's a position you're going to take, you should at least know that you're taking it (in case those ignorant people are the same ones who sign your paychecks and control your promotions).

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