I bought some black cords from Ralph Lauren about 3 months ago and haven't really worn them too much as I'm finding it difficult to match them with anything.
I have always thought you shouldn't wear brown shoes with black trousers. My only two pairs of black shoes are leather polished ones which seem to look too shiny next to the trousers. I have both polished leather and suede brown shoes but don't think they look right either.
I'm also struggling to find a jacket that looks ok with them. Tried a dark grey blazer but didn't feel like it really matched very well.
Does anyone else have black cords and if so what looks good with them? (Or are they something that I need to be taking down to the charity shop soon?)
[The cords are a medium wale, dark black (not greyish), and have a plush velvety look. I'm 29.]