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post #1 of 21
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So, I brought my new brown Allen-Edmonds shoes with me on my most recent business trip. (std. dress is polos and khakis). I was hoping to use them with my gray slacks, but a brown belt on grey just looks so STRANGE!

Given that I only have a few options to work with, is the outfit below passable? Tell me the ways in which it is unfit for human eyes...



post #2 of 21
Yes.

IMHO, the first isn't bad, too. Lots of guys here pair charcoal suits with dark brown shoes, don't they?
post #3 of 21
Looks alright to me
post #4 of 21
The lighting under which that pic was taken makes your pants 'moss-green' in colour. It could also be down to my poor office CRT monitor.

What type of grey is it? Light? I have never thought brown on grey a strange combo. What makes you say that, if you can put it down to a cause?

Then again,I avoid black clothing altogether, as often as possible.

If it makes you self conscious, don't do it, but I see little wrong.
post #5 of 21
Here are some grey brown pant/shoe pics I found on the Sartorialist. Some shades of brown resemble other colours, but you get the idea....








post #6 of 21
Passable, yes- but I strongly recommend you wear a sportscoat, and pocket squares
post #7 of 21
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Originally Posted by acidicboy View Post
Passable, yes- but I strongly recommend you wear a sportscoat, and pocket squares

And pull the pants up.
post #8 of 21
Solid shirt + solid pants = boring Throw on a shirt with some pattern. On a positive note, that shirt does fit you well and the buttondown collar has an excellent "roll" to it.
post #9 of 21
Nothing inherently wrong, but it is unconditionally bland.
post #10 of 21
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Originally Posted by southbound35 View Post
Solid shirt + solid pants = boring

Throw on a shirt with some pattern.

On a positive note, that shirt does fit you well and the buttondown collar has an excellent "roll" to it.

+1

The bottom half is fine, but use some color up top. And gray pants with brown shoes can work anywhere between passable and spectacular; see above examples.
post #11 of 21
this guy on the left is kicking a lot of ass
post #12 of 21
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Originally Posted by LabelKing View Post
Nothing inherently wrong, but it is unconditionally bland.
Well, maybe he needs to be bland for business, and has a separate party shirt (see other thread).
post #13 of 21
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Originally Posted by josepidal View Post
Well, maybe he needs to be bland for business, and has a separate party shirt (see other thread).

Do you own some sort of a party shirt? Perhaps with mustard accents?
post #14 of 21
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Originally Posted by stephen View Post
but a brown belt on grey just looks so STRANGE!
Actually, some of my favourite combinations include brown shoes and belt with grey flannel trousers. I never thought of brown and grey as a "difficult" match.
The pictures look fine to me, but yes, maybe a bit "bland" but that will depend on the sport coat. And on the pocket square.
post #15 of 21
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Originally Posted by southbound35 View Post
On a positive note, that shirt does fit you well

Arent the shirt's shoulders a bit wide?

And the pants are IMO a tad long.
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