Are suede dress shoes okay with suits?
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Lol, fail. :D
After giving it some thought as to why, it seems that the real problem isn't the suede, it's clashing colors.
All the cold and metallic blues and grays, and then a bright brown shoe, it just looks out of place. I guess if he wore less metallic colors, and something in his attire echoed the earthy tone of the shoe (such as a similarly brown suitcase, and maybe a patterned tie with warm, earthy colors), it may possibly work.
But with this "cool as steel on ice" corporate terminator color scheme, nothing would cut it except shiny black shoes. Any brown would look silly.
As for what is considered proper - I say not with a suit in a business setting. Fine with an odd jacket and trousers.
Its not the material I think that makes or breaks the combo but the colour coordination.
Edited by kaizo - 1/5/13 at 6:24pm