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Is it bad if your tie, shoes, and belt all match?

post #1 of 21
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Possibly "trying too hard" ?

 

Lets say you have a brown belt, brown shoes, would it be bad to then go get a brown/tanish colored tie?

post #2 of 21
Yes. Forget the matching tie.
post #3 of 21
Why? I see no issue with this
post #4 of 21
It would be bad.
post #5 of 21
Someone asked me at work if they are wearing grey pants and brown shoes should they wear brown ties? then he started to say what about oxblood should I wear red/burgundy ties. I explained how stupid it would look but I think hes still gonna continue to wear it like that...
post #6 of 21
It might not look terrible in all instances, but I don't really see why you would want to do it either. You should pick a tie which complements your shirt and coat; if that happens to be one that is brown then it might, by coincidence, also match your shoes/belt, but whether it does should not really affect which one you choose to wear.
post #7 of 21
Having the color of your shoes in the pattern your tie or pattern of your jacket is great, but a solid might not work well. It is highly dependent on the specific colors and patterns, so a hard and fast rule is hard to apply here.
post #8 of 21
Certainly not a rule to follow rigidly.

But I find that I do sometimes like to bring a fit together by bringing the color of the shoes into my tie or pocket square.

One particular combo that I like a lot is relating light colored shoes to tie with a dark navy suit. I find it makes the light colored shoes look like they 'belong' with the dark suit. Otherwize the shoes can look a bit outta whack.

So with this shoe/sock/trou combination my tie is orange cashmere (as an example).

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As you can imagine, without the orange on top to balance things out the shoes might look completely foreign to the suit.
post #9 of 21
It really really depends. I've worn a tan belt with a rust linen tie, and that was close but looked good. I think if you go all solids all the way you're asking to look a bit silly. looks very fussy.
post #10 of 21
I guess I did this today without really intending it:

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post #11 of 21
And it's a perfect example of how well the combo can work.
post #12 of 21
I usually don't like seeing a tie that matches the shoes. It rarely looks good to me.
post #13 of 21
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

I guess I did this today without really intending it:
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Instead of this being matchy/matchy, I think it is more a function of the fact that brown shoes are the only appropriate choice if you wear a brown tie, and the belt then matches the shoes.  Maybe it's just me, but I cannot imagine wearing black shoes with a brown tie.  BTW, love the fit.

 

post #14 of 21
^ I agree, I think black shoes with a brown tie wouldn't look right
post #15 of 21
I would wear shoes in a different shade of brown from the tie or burgundy shoes. I agree that black shoes wouldn't be a good choice.
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