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post #16 of 22
I always buy a belt made out of the same leather as any non-black shoes I buy so that I have a perfectly matching belt. Most shoemakers sell belts, making it easier.
post #17 of 22
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Originally Posted by Spurious View Post


Isnt the purpose to be matchy-matchy?

The more casual you get, the less matchy belt/shoes have to be. Since suede shoes are already pretty casual, you can be a bit more adventurous with the belt.

post #18 of 22
I prefer a textured/grained leather belt with suede shoes - more casual than a smooth calf leather belt - but not exactly matchy matchy to the suede either.

Most here would tell you that exactly matching the shoes and belt is less sophisticated than having belt and shoes which are 'complementary'. However, IMO, if you are unsure of your choices you can't really go 'wrong' with a close match between the two.
post #19 of 22
Belt must match shoes which must match watch strap and briefcase. In both material and color.
post #20 of 22
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Originally Posted by Spurious View Post


Isnt the purpose to be matchy-matchy?


If you want to come across as someone who has a very studied look, it could be. I guess it all depends on the desired effect. Personally, I would choose a hard-finish leather or fabric (like surcingle) belt to complement my suede shoes rather than wearing the exact same finish. To me, suede with same color suede feels akin to a tie and matching pocket square.

post #21 of 22

You don't HAVE to. Most people won't think twice if they see that you're wearing burgundy shoes and a black belt, but matching the belt and shoes is a nice touch that separates you from the rest of the group (even if it's mainly in your own mind and on styleforum).

post #22 of 22
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Originally Posted by BaileyShanks View Post


If you want to come across as someone who has a very studied look, it could be. I guess it all depends on the desired effect. Personally, I would choose a hard-finish leather or fabric (like surcingle) belt to complement my suede shoes rather than wearing the exact same finish. To me, suede with same color suede feels akin to a tie and matching pocket square.

Thanks all for the input. Bought my first suede shoes and thought I'd have to buy a matching suede belt.


First question still stands, as a Euro where to best buy a belt? I need a plaited belt and a regular burgundy one.
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