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Need Opinion on Dark Brown Shoes with Dark Navy Suit

post #1 of 33
Thread Starter 

I'm young and have just started to build my business wardrobe.  I purchased my first navy suit and am unsure about which shoes to wear with. The navy suit is quite dark, one that appears almost black.  Are these shoes the right shade?  I appreciate any and all opinions.  Thanks. 

 

http://www.zappos.com/johnston-murphy-harding-panel-lace-up-dark-brown-leather

 


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post #2 of 33

the pair you linked looks cheap.  color-wise looks fine.

post #3 of 33
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Originally Posted by chogall View Post

the pair you linked looks cheap.  color-wise looks fine.



Im with Chogall and the look heavy too.  But the color seems fine.

 

post #4 of 33
Good color but poor style.
post #5 of 33
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What style would you recommend then?

post #6 of 33
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Originally Posted by EddieGuy View Post

What style would you recommend then?



IMO, if you want to get on the dressier side, stick w/ cap toe or perforated cap toe.  something like

 

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or if you want to dress down a bit, blucher/derby or wingtip.  something like

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alden or allen edmonds if you prefer american.

post #7 of 33
Don't skimp on shoes, get the best you can afford. I have some 25 year old Church's that are still going strong even after one resole and one recraft.
post #8 of 33
Depending on your preferrences, this cheap double monk might work

https://www.pediwear.co.uk/geox/products/4128.php

But I would suggest you get better shoes than this.
post #9 of 33
I would advice you to buy the cheap shoes James posted.
post #10 of 33
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Originally Posted by JamesX View Post

Depending on your preferrences, this cheap double monk might work

https://www.pediwear.co.uk/geox/products/4128.php

But I would suggest you get better shoes than this.


Thats a good looking shoe..
 

 

post #11 of 33
Those shoes are genuinely heinous.

The last place to skimp is on shoes. The difference in quality between a cheap brand of shoes and a real brand of shoes is miles wide. Think of it this way...would you rather buy something for $300 that with routine care and recrafting will run you about $550 over 10 years, or buy 5 pairs of crap shoes at $100 a pair that will barely make it two years each? To me, the answer is quite obvious.

I'm a big Allen Edmonds supporter as I would rather buy good and not great shoes and keep the price difference between them and the premium and ultra premium brands.

The biggest piece of advice though is to get yourself properly measured. I'd venture that 80-85% of the population is wearing the wrong sized shoe on the wrong last for their feet. A well constructed and well fitting shoe will eliminate ANY foot pain. If your foot hurts and you're not a routine runner, you're wearing the wrong shoes.

Also - are you sure that the suit is the right size? Even more men wear a suit one size too big.
post #12 of 33
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Originally Posted by JamesX View Post

Depending on your preferrences, this cheap double monk might work.

a dm as his first?
post #13 of 33
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post


a dm as his first?

yeah, he needs wingtips or at least some captoes to start off with.
post #14 of 33
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Originally Posted by usctrojans31 View Post

Those shoes are genuinely heinous.

The last place to skimp is on shoes. The difference in quality between a cheap brand of shoes and a real brand of shoes is miles wide. Think of it this way...would you rather buy something for $300 that with routine care and recrafting will run you about $550 over 10 years, or buy 5 pairs of crap shoes at $100 a pair that will barely make it two years each? To me, the answer is quite obvious.

I'm a big Allen Edmonds supporter as I would rather buy good and not great shoes and keep the price difference between them and the premium and ultra premium brands.

The biggest piece of advice though is to get yourself properly measured. I'd venture that 80-85% of the population is wearing the wrong sized shoe on the wrong last for their feet. A well constructed and well fitting shoe will eliminate ANY foot pain. If your foot hurts and you're not a routine runner, you're wearing the wrong shoes.

Also - are you sure that the suit is the right size? Even more men wear a suit one size too big.

While I agree with most everything you said, the bolded part is just not accurate. There are a number of reasons one could have foot pain.
post #15 of 33
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Originally Posted by Quadcammer View Post


While I agree with most everything you said, the bolded part is just not accurate. There are a number of reasons one could have foot pain.

Fair enough. I was referring specifically to shoe related foot pain and was a bit cryptic in my late night post.
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