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Originally Posted by An Acute Style View Post
 

I like this jacket, but have a hard time wearing it because it's so light. 

 

I used to have a pearl grey herringbone cashmere jacket. I loved it, but it is a little tricky to use for exactly the reason you highlight. I found it worked best within (relatively) monochromatic looks. For example, charcoal/mid-grey or winter-white/cream trousers & black shoes/boots or oxblood/burgundy ones respectively. Shirt white or those very pale/icy shades of blue or pink. Tie dark grey or black or with the cream trousers/oxblood shoes combo, you can go for a dark colour tie (navy, forest green, chocolate brown, etc).

 

Originally Posted by in stitches View Post
Originally Posted by mimo View Post
Professor Monkey is right that the default is still black shoes with a navy suit.  I recall a great deal of news print when the England squad for the World Cup wore tan shoes with navy suits in an Italian-inspired ensemble...David Beckham henceforth led a GQ revolution.  But that's still rather what it is: something of a fashion statement.  

Not that I see anything wrong with it, and I'm wearing darker tan shoes with a navy suit today.  I think as Dr Holdfast said, it draws attention away from the face, which might be an advantage Stitchy and I have already considered!  Anyway, it's definitely not wrong in my book.  Just a lot more casual: contrasting shoes is more or less the same as going with an odd jacket, I think.

no. the default with a navy suit is not black shoes. at least not universally. and anyone who says that there is anything wrong with brown shoes and a navy suit is a moron. its classic italian look. its just (apparently) not very british.

as i understand it, HF was more remarking on the particularly light shade of brown, or rather chestnut, that i was wearing with a navy suit. im pretty certain that that is also a rather acceptable italian combo, and some love it and some hate it, as its jarring nature is not really deniable.

 

I pretty much agree with both of you, in fact. For me, the default with navy suits is indeed black shoes... and most of the time, I feel that looks by far the best. But I do certainly recognise a useful/acceptable/more informal role for either very dark brown or dark burgundy. In fact, inspired by the discussion yesterday, I chose to wear a burgundy pair with a navy suit today. What I don't much like is lighter brown with navy. Obviously it has found widespread acceptability and naturally, I can rationally accept that... but my gut still tells me that it looks wrong, and I don't wear it.

 

If the suit is a lighter shade of blue, then lighter brown can look just fine, though. For example, a sapphire blue or RAF blue or steel blue or equally light summer suit could pair very nicely with a number of shades of brown inc. light brown. My distaste for them is predominantly with dark navy.

 

Anyway, that burgundy shoes/navy suit combo I mentioned. Lighting was even more terrible than usual, so the correction is equally harsh:

 

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Edited by Holdfast - 2/5/14 at 8:29am
post #70127 of 78724
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Originally Posted by Holdfast View Post
 

 

I used to have a pearl grey herringbone cashmere jacket. I loved it, but it is a little tricky to use for exactly the reason you highlight. I found it worked best within (relatively) monochromatic looks. For example, charcoal/mid-grey or winter-white/cream trousers & black shoes/boots or oxblood/burgundy ones respectively. Shirt white or those very pale/icy shades of blue or pink. Tie dark grey or black or with the cream trousers/oxblood shoes combo, you can go for a dark colour tie (navy, forest green, chocolate brown, etc).

 

 

I pretty much agree with both of you, in fact. For me, the default with navy suits is indeed black shoes... and most of the time, I feel that looks by far the best. But I do certainly recognise a useful/acceptable/more informal role for either very dark brown or dark burdundy. In fact, inspired by the discussion yesterday, I chose to wear a burgundy pair with a navy suit today. What I don't much like is lighter brown with navy. Obviously it has found widespread acceptability and naturally, I can rationally accept that... but my gut still tells me that it looks wrong, and I don't wear it.

 

If the suit is a lighter shade of blue, then lighter brown can look just fine, though. For example, a sapphire blue or RAF blue or steel blue or equally light summer suit could pair very nicely with a number of shades of brown inc. light brown. My distaste for them is predominantly with dark navy.

 

Anyway, that burdundy shoes/navy suit combo I mentioned. Lighting was even more terrible than usual, so the correction is equally harsh:

 

 

 

 

I hold much the same view.

 

Dark Burgundy/Brown with Navy or darker, my staple goto. Tan only with light blues. Black for formal occasions.

 

To be honest in recent years I find dark burgundy/brown the most versatile colour for shoes. I see black shoes these days a lot like black coats or suits, there is nothing wrong with it, and it has it's place in formal occasions, but usually there's a better alternative (i.e. dark brown) :)

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Top spot is Shaya of "Exquisite Trimmings" fame.  He sends me ties and stuff at a discount.  I know that's something you'll understand. lol8%5B1%5D.gif 

Sweet dreams, brother man.

Fuck to you.

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...or just very screwed up priorities... puzzled.gif

Don't we all though?
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Originally Posted by Pingson View Post

New Friday challenge is up - the creative three-piece challenge:

http://www.styleforum.net/t/379205/friday-challenge-2014-02-07-creative-three-piece-challenge/0_50


I have a very creative idea indeed.

Gr8 fit today by the way.
post #70129 of 78724
The sun decided to put in the first real appearance of 2014, so for once the lightning was decent...

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Fuck to you.

 

:eh:

post #70131 of 78724
always classy, steffenbp11.


you heard me, mimo. smile.gif
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Snow! Make it stop! Please.

Stormy Kromer mackinaw
Trailhead wool cap
Brooks (the running company!) pants
LL Bean boot
Darn Tough socks
Shovel: ACO Hardware store

Snow by God.
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Originally Posted by clarinetplayer View Post




Snow by God.

Bill Nye might disagree...:D

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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

always classy, steffenbp11.


you heard me, mimo. smile.gif

Thank you - and the same to you smile.gif
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It's cold. And snowy. And I still have to teach tonight, so I need to wear a suit.

Luckily, I have this Anderson & Sheppard cord suit.

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A&S
Canali
HF custom waistcoat
Ben Silver
Unknown sq
BB Braces
C&J

Edited by GMMcL - 2/5/14 at 9:38pm
post #70137 of 78724

Do you folks like today's combo?

Forgive me for the mac store lighting. But here is today's rig!'

Coppley 

Kamakura 
Robert Talbott

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Originally Posted by GMMcL View Post

It's cold. And snowy. And I still have to teach tonight, so I need to wear a suit.

Luckily, I have this Anderson & Sheppard cord suit.



photo IMG_0934_zps06d95453.jpgWarning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
photo IMG_0935_zps2817f3a3.jpg
photo IMG_0927_zpsabd8b080.jpg
photo IMG_0929_zpsbfe8f672.jpg
A&S
Canali
HF custom waistcoat
Ben Silver
Unknown sq
BB Braces
C&J

 

There it is!

Nice.

post #70139 of 78724

Love the shoes and the suit. Don't know if I would use a belt for this outfit, think it would look much better without. 

 

Cheers!

 

/ H

 

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post #70140 of 78724

For the challenge.  Three piece herringbone odd suit.  Same jacket from yesterday.  I like this fit better than yesterdays.  

 

 

 

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