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post #16 of 22
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Brown is for farmer. Is fact.

Can you link me to where this SF meme started? I think I missed it
post #17 of 22
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Can you link me to where this SF meme started? I think I missed it

I suspect it was started by farmers, and their brown clothes.
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post #19 of 22

Formal events usually go for black tie and such so naturally you need to wear black shoes as well and since you need to pair oxblood with mostly business suits it then becomes a little less formal, in that sense it would be the clothes that determine the formality of the attire and not entirely the shoes.

post #20 of 22
I only have one pair of burgundy shoes. I must admit that, prejudice aside, burgundy is much more versatile than black or brown and looks great with most everything. That being said, a lot of the older guys where I work wear burgundy exclusively. They wear tassel or kiltie burgundy/oxblood loafers with their suits. So now I can't help but associate burgundy with old and unstylish, even though I know it's an elegant, versatile color for a shoe. Hence, I prefer dark brown to burgundy and black.
post #21 of 22
I think I only prefer Burgundy shoes to brown with Navy Suits/Trousers. But I'm a creature of habit. Black/Charcoal = Black Shoe. Brown/Light Grey = Brown Shoe. Mid Grey=whatever. Blue (not navy)= Chili or Brown. I probably should mix it up, gotta find a combo that works though.

As for formality, well,"Formality" seems to be a tricky word around here. The two criteria that work best for me are "looks good?" and "appropriate for setting?" Generally though, in most "formal" settings, a darker shoe is more appropriate. So maybe if the burgundy is darker than the brown (or vice versa) you could say its more formal?
post #22 of 22

Stick to the basics, black and brown, burgundy works too.

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