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post #5716 of 12675
I find that "French Blue" is hard to pair with both shoes and socks.
post #5717 of 12675
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Originally Posted by hendrix View Post


Allow me to try my hand at overthinking:

I'm generally a fan of black shoes and I think Americans wear brown shoes far to often, but here I see not necessarily that the shoes detract, just that they don't offer the best fit.

Charcoal suits definitely need black shoes, but that suit is of a mid-grey tone where it straddles the the boundary of needing contrast (lighter grays) and needing continuity (darker grays). Those lighter grays are too cold and need some warm grounding, and black does not provide that.

I think burgundy, oxblood or dark brown suede would have provided a bit more warmth without being too contrast-y.

What are your thoughts on burgundy/oxblood with charcoal suits?

post #5718 of 12675
I think burgundy-#8-oxblood all look great with nearly anything tbh, especially charcoal and navy.

I think that's why the OneShoe is so versatile.
post #5719 of 12675
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Originally Posted by hendrix View Post

I think that's why the OneShoe is so versatile.

Color wise, likely. Style wise, seems a bit too country.
post #5720 of 12675
When I think about it though, I still think black is better than burgundy with charcoal.

what I really don't like is the burgundy tones pair with creams and tans. Brown looks better IMO.

e.g. I think this is bad

but this is good


(aside from the fact that I dislike those sloop things). (credit asuitablewardrobe.dynend.com)

I'm sure the first one is a classic combination or whatever, I just find it jarring.
post #5721 of 12675
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Originally Posted by msulinski View Post

I just wanted to get an opinion on this shirt. I would most likely wear it with odd jackets, like the one below. I'm not sure what else it goes with (if anything). I can always return it. Thanks.
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A large gingham is way too busy to wear with a patterned tweed. It's also too spring/summery to wear with a heavy, textured cloth.

Wear it with a dark blue or tan suit or with a blue blazer.
post #5722 of 12675
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Originally Posted by Cantabrigian View Post

A large gingham is way too busy to wear with a patterned tweed. It's also too spring/summery to wear with a heavy, textured cloth.

Wear it with a dark blue or tan suit or with a blue blazer.

Thanks. If I can wear it with a navy blazer or suit, then I am ok with it
post #5723 of 12675
I wouldn't wear with a navy suit. I think it's either a tan suit as Canta suggested, or on its own with jeans, maybe under a cardigan or something. If not for the strong summer associations of gingham, I'd suggest wearing it under a donegal jacket, but tattersall would be the more natural partner.
post #5724 of 12675
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

Yes, on second thought, you are right. Burn the jacket.

i will most definitely not be burning it. i may sell it, i could even donate it, but destroying clothing is not a good thing to do imo. i do though have one more combination i would like to try it with. we shall see.
post #5725 of 12675
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Originally Posted by Cantabrigian View Post

A large gingham is way too busy to wear with a patterned tweed. It's also too spring/summery to wear with a heavy, textured cloth.

Wear it with a dark blue or tan suit or with a blue blazer.

Here's Beppe wearing something similar, albeit on a smaller scale, with a tan suit.

http://www.voxsartoria.com/image/42449843088
post #5726 of 12675
That part is good. The problem is he's still wearing his goddamn red socks, even with that.
post #5727 of 12675
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

That part is good. The problem is he's still wearing his goddamn red socks, even with that.

what is the issue with that? devil.gif
post #5728 of 12675
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post #5729 of 12675
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Originally Posted by johnvw View Post

Please allow to ask a sincere, if noob, question. Per the rating this ensemble was given, why do black shoes detract from this outfit?

Allow me to try my hand at overthinking:

I'm generally a fan of black shoes and I think Americans wear brown shoes far to often, but here I see not necessarily that the shoes detract, just that they don't offer the best fit.

Charcoal suits definitely need black shoes, but lighter grays are too cold and need some warm grounding or they risk looking washed out, and black does not provide that. That suit is of a mid-grey tone where it straddles the boundary.

I think burgundy, oxblood or dark brown suede would have provided a bit more warmth without being too contrast-y as a mid-brown shoe.

Thanks for the thoughtful response.
post #5730 of 12675
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Originally Posted by zbromer View Post

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First pic looks better than the second, so I'll judge that one. It's a solid effort, Z. No problems to me. But the tie in the second shot looks awfully close to the jacket.

Final score: foo.giffoo.giffoo.gif
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