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post #16 of 25
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Originally Posted by chogall View Post

black shoes with khaki or black shoes with navy suits are standard military uniforms.

 

If one is looking to the military for sartorial advice it is best to look elsewhere. There may have been a time when military dress uniforms were high style, but right now is not that time.

post #17 of 25
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If one is looking to the military for sartorial advice it is best to look elsewhere. There may have been a time when military dress uniforms were high style, but right now is not that time.

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post #18 of 25
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Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post

 

If one is looking to the military for sartorial advice it is best to look elsewhere. There may have been a time when military dress uniforms were high style, but right now is not that time.


You are more than welcome to find WW2 or earlier pictures of service uniforms and count the number of khaki + black shoes/boots.

post #19 of 25
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You are more than welcome to find WW2 or earlier pictures of service uniforms and count the number of khaki + black shoes/boots.

 

I think you are missing the point. The point is that the military did not, and is not, in the business of acquiescing to what is considered sartorially correct. Not that I ever put much stock in "correctness" but the point remains. The military didn't combine khaki and black because it looked good. They combined it because they already had a shit ton of black shoes and boots. That's it. End of story.

post #20 of 25

Also...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brown shoes...

post #21 of 25
The whole idea that because the military does something it must be acceptable, is a rather strange one.

The military uses black boots because they will only issue one boot. Black goes with Green, Blue, Red, Black and almost any colour that an infantryman is likely to wear. Unlike SFers the army wont issue another piece of kit base on style.

It is also worth considering that no one in the army wears Chinos. They wear khaki coloured dress trousers. Neatly pressed and with a military heel. The black shoes coordinate with a black weapon and usually dark headgear (I'm thinking berets in green or red). On SF we strive for our accessories to be in tonal range with everything we wear, thus if we have a multitude of black or dark accessories then black shoes may look acceptable. 99% of the time however black shoes will be the only example of black in the outfit and as such stands out far too much, better to have the shoes in the same tonal range as the trousers than have them as an anomalous intrusion.
post #22 of 25
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The whole idea that because the military does something it must be acceptable, is a rather strange one.
The military uses black boots because they will only issue one boot. Black goes with Green, Blue, Red, Black and almost any colour that an infantryman is likely to wear. Unlike SFers the army wont issue another piece of kit base on style. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
It is also worth considering that no one in the army wears Chinos. They wear khaki coloured dress trousers. Neatly pressed and with a military heel. The black shoes coordinate with a black weapon and usually dark headgear (I'm thinking berets in green or red). On SF we strive for our accessories to be in tonal range with everything we wear, thus if we have a multitude of black or dark accessories then black shoes may look acceptable. 99% of the time however black shoes will be the only example of black in the outfit and as such stands out far too much, better to have the shoes in the same tonal range as the trousers than have them as an anomalous intrusion.

because it looks sharp. end of story happy.gif
post #23 of 25

You can't argue with someone's personal aesthetic preference. However I will say that even though I wore a four button, single breasted, peak lapel jacket in the Army doesn't mean I would wear one in civilian life. Same goes for those damned black shoes with khaki.

post #24 of 25
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Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post

You can't argue with someone's personal aesthetic preference. However I will say that even though I wore a four button, single breasted, peak lapel jacket in the Army doesn't mean I would wear one in civilian life. Same goes for those damned black shoes with khaki.

you're already on the FNB radar. carry on, my good man, carry on.
post #25 of 25
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you're already on the FNB radar. carry on, my good man, carry on.

 

Not sure I know what that is. Ah well.

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