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Poll Results: What is your choice for color of shoes when wearing a charcoal suit?

 
  • 48% (101)
    Black
  • 24% (51)
    Brown
  • 15% (32)
    Mahogany
  • 6% (13)
    Tan
  • 6% (13)
    Other
210 Total Votes  
post #16 of 57
The beauty of Charcoal suit is that you don't have to wear black shoes. Why on earth would you go back to black shoes?

Dark Burgundy or Reddish Brown is what I would wear.
post #17 of 57
Maybe the question should be exactly which charcoal suit?

I've got 2, both described as charcoal, and one is way lighter than the other - black looks good with the darkest, burgundy with the greyer one. Fabrics and colours are like that, one mans charcoal is another dark grey wink.gif
post #18 of 57
I prefer burgundy or brown, leaving black only for interviews.
post #19 of 57
Charcoal, as I have always understood, is pretty dark. So that would point to black shoes. But as pharmaboy brought up, if it's lighter (say more of a slate grey), then you could swing brown shoes no problem. But generally darker does = better.
post #20 of 57

I love caramel shoes with a lighter charcoal suit. 

post #21 of 57
I usually wear black, but I also wear burgundy with charcoal on occasion.
post #22 of 57
Black or Burgundy. Grey + brown = WTF!
post #23 of 57
brown suede if it's a worsted or grainy fabric, Black is awsm, burgundy shell
post #24 of 57
Thread Starter 
Should I go for Burgundy or Black AE Lombards to wear with my charcoal suit?
post #25 of 57
Black shoes for charcoal; dark brown shoes for light gray; either one for mid-gray.

I've tried brown shoes with charcoal and I just don't like the look on me but that's personal preference.
post #26 of 57
Black is the safe choice, but I find it quite boring and would go burgundy myself.
post #27 of 57
Quote:
Originally Posted by JamesX View Post

The beauty of Charcoal suit is that you don't have to wear black shoes. Why on earth would you go back to black shoes?

Dark Burgundy or Reddish Brown is what I would wear.

no need to go back - it's the colour of choice, anyway

advanced players can do whatever they want. rumours are out one can wear double monks also..., nvm.
post #28 of 57
Red patent leather, white laces and black/red/white argyle socks.

Seriously though black, burgudy, dark chocolate brown seem to be agreed upon by pretty much everyone these days.

I still think black looks particularly strong - especially if the shoe has a great shape.
post #29 of 57
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Originally Posted by TexasDan View Post

I have found black to look the best.

+1

I think this is the case with Charcoal.
post #30 of 57
Any dark color would be strong. My new passion is shell cordovan in Burgundy. Wow it looks great with anything. Check out Alden. They are more cash, but dreamy!

Important to mention - The SHINE is key on any shoe. In my humble opinion, shine is MORE important than the color. The best black shoe will leave you flat without the shine. As mentioned above, a real baller can pull off almost anything especially if the shoes are well cared for......
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