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post #31 of 48
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I think it's more of taupe.

the use of the word is ghey as it gets...
post #32 of 48
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I really hope that you are not one of those people wearing BLACK shoes with NAVY suits. The only time this is accptable is if you are wearing a navy tux or if you are in the armed forces and you can't wear whatever you like as their are uniform standards and you may be subject to the UCMJ.
Unless you are a funeral director or security guard, why would you own a black suit? This forum continues to deliver incorrect information--usually from people with less than 100 posts.

I hope you weren't serious. Brown or black shoes are fine with brown or navy suits. Some shades work better than others.
post #33 of 48
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... do I follow the advice of some guy on some forum...hmmmm...

And again - once you have decided you would not follow basic standards - you are free to wear whatever you like, even black socks with sandals. To use those GQ pictures again to illustrate my point:


From whom of the two would you rather get financial advice?

You seem to like to follow your own advice so there is no helping you there, but I guess you are (as you put it) "some guy on some forum" so enjoy!

I may have missed the "Basic Standards" publication when it was sent out. I will run out and pick up a copy.

GQ pictures... really?
post #34 of 48
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James Bond is known for his farming acumen...

Best line ever on this forum.
post #35 of 48
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I have 3 brown suits and a brown cord sport coat. They look best with dark brown shoes.

+1.
post #36 of 48
Not to feed your trolling, but I've noticed that the English tend to stay away from brown shoes in the city. It's true to a lesser extent in Europe, while in the US, brown seems far more prevalent. At least in professional settings.

Personally, I think black with navy looks somber while brown with navy looks stylish. Black is the safe choice, while brown is a bold one. I prefer cognac and oxblood over black any day. I reserve black for the truly serious occasions (weddings, funerals, black ties). YMMV.
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Let me see, do I think that the future King of England knows enough about standards of dressing to wear black shoes with navy suits, or do I follow the advice of some guy on some forum...hmmmm...Yeah, I'd have to go with Prince William on this one.

And again - once you have decided you would not follow basic standards - you are free to wear whatever you like, even black socks with sandals. To use those GQ pictures again to illustrate my point:

1. A man who knows the standards and follows them:
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as. the man who knows about the standards but does not follow them (i.e. brown shoes navy suit):

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From whom of the two would you rather get financial advice?
post #37 of 48
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A perfect illustration of the dark brown suit theme.

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Originally Posted by Metlin 
I've noticed that the English tend to stay away from brown shoes in the city. It's true to a lesser extent in Europe, while in the US, brown seems far more prevalent. At least in professional settings.

Personally, I think black with navy looks somber while brown with navy looks stylish. Black is the safe choice, while brown is a bold one. I prefer cognac and oxblood over black any day.
I think it depends if you want to look bold or harmonious in your environment. Both approaches have a value in their own right. Perhaps that also shows a deeper difference of personal behavior between (Central) Europe and the US. wink.gif
post #38 of 48
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Originally Posted by Metlin View Post

Not to feed your trolling, but I've noticed that the English tend to stay away from brown shoes in the city. It's true to a lesser extent in Europe, while in the US, brown seems far more prevalent. At least in professional settings.
Personally, I think black with navy looks somber while brown with navy looks stylish. Black is the safe choice, while brown is a bold one. I prefer cognac and oxblood over black any day. I reserve black for the truly serious occasions (weddings, funerals, black ties). YMMV.

What I have noticed is that brown is the dominant color in Milan while black is the dominant color in Paris. I cannot attest for the rest of Europe's major cities.
post #39 of 48
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I've noticed that the English tend to stay away from brown shoes in the city. It's true to a lesser extent in Europe, while in the US, brown seems far more prevalent. At least in professional settings.

actually, i didn't know that. thanks for clarifying.
post #40 of 48
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Originally Posted by bluesman528 View Post

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A perfect illustration of the dark brown suit theme.

great actor, too
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I think it depends if you want to look bold or harmonious in your environment. Both approaches have a value in their own right. Perhaps that also shows a deeper difference of personal behavior between (Central) Europe and the US.

+1, definitely
post #41 of 48
Ronald Reagan was also quite the farmer.
post #42 of 48
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Originally Posted by atlrus View Post

 

There are many occasions that call for a black suit, funerals for one.

 

 

So for all those posts of yours you are yet to learn the basics of matching shoes with suits. fing02%5B1%5D.gif

article-2093795-0E25DBE700000578-304_196x599.jpg vs. TheJournalofStyle-Grunwald-navy-suit.jpg

 

Hint - the guy on the right is certainly a douche

 

 

My point precisely - if you don't want to dress following standards - you can wear whatever you want.

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I'm not sure you're going to convince too many people on this forum that the only acceptable shoe tone for a navy suit is black. 

post #43 of 48
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Originally Posted by bluesman528 View Post


442
A perfect illustration of the dark brown suit theme.
I think it depends if you want to look bold or harmonious in your environment. Both approaches have a value in their own right. Perhaps that also shows a deeper difference of personal behavior between (Central) Europe and the US. wink.gif


this is a great look.

 

post #44 of 48
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I'm not sure you're going to convince too many people on this forum that the only acceptable shoe tone for a navy suit is black. 



That's very simply because most people here are North American. No more than that.

post #45 of 48
Nothing wrong with brown worn in the correct circumstances.
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