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Navy Suit too dark for brown shoes?

post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 

Hi,

    Going to a wedding in a couple of weeks, I'm expecting quite a young cool crowd so went for a CK navy blue slim fit suit and was thinking medium brown pointed shoes and belt with lighter blue tie and white handkerchief but think possibly the suit colour starts to look black as the light fades! 

 

Don't want to wear black shoes so it's either go for the brown or maybe something like the picture below.

 

Your opinions are greatly appreciated 

 

http://www.very.co.uk/ted-baker-kernan-mens-square-toe-derby-shoes/1142959143.prd?browseToken=%2fb%2f1977%2fs%2fnewin%2c0%2fo%2f2%2fr%2f100%2fpromo%2f145700019

post #2 of 18
As a thought, if you go here http://www.allenedmonds.com/?utm_source=BingYahoo_PPC_Brand&utm_medium=BingYahoo_PPC_Brand&utm_campaign=BingYahoo_PPC_BrandedMisspellings you can select a shoe and color, then view them with several different suit pant fabrics. May be helpful to you. Have fun!
post #3 of 18
Thread Starter 

Thanks I am looking right now!

 

Do you have an opinion on the shoes in my link for a navy suit?

post #4 of 18
The shoes look a little red for my tastes, but that could be my monitor. Also, the back of the shoes look a little gimmicky with the label - but again, I like simplicity.

Personally, I like a brown shoe with a navy or a grey suit over a black shoe - even if the navy suit is pretty dark. IMHO, wearing a good brown shoe shows more style than a black one.
post #5 of 18
Thread Starter 

Thanks and I agree!

 

just been doubting myself today for some reason

post #6 of 18

Light brown or tan shoes would be perfect with a navy suit.

post #7 of 18
Out of curiosity, why not black? Have a dark navy suit myself, needing new shoes, and thinking black.
post #8 of 18
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Out of curiosity, why not black? Have a dark navy suit myself, needing new shoes, and thinking black.


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post #9 of 18

Those are technically dark burgundy. With a Navy suit, you can go black or dark brown shoes. If you want to stand out and he a hipster, you will have to go with brown/cognac shoes. Still, it deepens on your suit. How dark is the Navy blue of the suit? If your suit is like Light Navy Blue and slim cut; you can wear those brown/burgundy shoes.

post #10 of 18
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Could you please point me to the definitive thread? Thanks!
post #11 of 18
Those shoes look extra-shiny, are they corrected grain?

You'll find a lot of love here for the Allen Edmonds Strand in Walnut for a navy suit. The combination of broguing and color may make them a little less formal than you're comfortable with for a wedding however. The Strand comes in a darker brown as well.
post #12 of 18

Go with dark brown, burgundy does not match with navy suit.

post #13 of 18
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Could you please point me to the definitive thread? Thanks!

 

No specific thread, but if you been here long enough, the default response would be brown in color, shell in leather, and double monk in design.  And if its AE recommendation, it would be semibrogue oxford in tan, walnut AE Strand.

 

Not the most suitable choices most of the time.

post #14 of 18
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burgundy does not match with navy suit.

 

Sure it does.

post #15 of 18
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double monk in design

 

Gross.  Of all the things perpetuated on this site, this kind of shoe is the one thing that makes the least sense to me.  Why SF rallies behind one of the ugliest shoe designs is a mystery to me.

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