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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

I think the anti black shoe hate is nothing more than personal preference, not some kind of SF approved mantra/group think.

A wrong preference of course, but a preference all the same. Derp.

I like black shoes. That being said, I think there's a logical explanation why brown is favored so much here. There are just less interesting ways you can incorporate a black shoe into a fit. Some outfits absolutely call for it and there, black shoes look great. But it will never be a real challenge to combine them succesfully, and much of this forum is exactly about that: pulling off delicate, well-thought-of fits with ease.
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Originally Posted by Count de Monet View Post

That's exactly what I did for my only black shoe.  Shell punch cap.  Now I practically ooze with character. smile.gif

Shell would be too informal for my only black shoe. Calf all the way.
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Posted a fit today in WAYWRN with black DMs. I dont think brown shoes would have worked there at all. Feel free to have a look and share your thoughts. : )
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With the shirt and tie you are wearing, I agree.

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The idiom-blending in that fit is really excellent IMHO.  I love the formality of monochrome that's dressed down just a bit by the DMs and the donegal fabric.  

 

One of my favorite ways to wear black shoes with SCs is in "northern lights" fits, with charcoal trousers, an Oxford cloth shirt, black knit tie, and donegal or PoW SC.  Cleav and Pingson do this well and, I think, do it with black shoes from time to time.  

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My man, helden. Thanks!

Also, CM, outside of a black suit there is not really any suit that couldn't work with black or brown shoes depending on the rest of the items in the rig.

The point I was trying to make was that while some ensembles could work with either color shoe, others really do call for one color shoe only. Imo anyways.
post #22116 of 37396

This may have been easier to pair with brown shoes that stitchman's, but black still fits better IMO.

 

 

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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

Also, CM, outside of a black suit there is not really any suit that couldn't work with black or brown shoes depending on the rest of the items in the rig.

 

Very light suits, like white, cream, or natural linen colored suits wouldn't work with black but, for the most part, you are right. Black shoes can even work with brown suits given some effort.

post #22118 of 37396

I got my hair dyed during my vacation to a dark brown, does this mean I must wear brown shoes?

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Stitch I agree your outfit looks incredible especially with the black shoes.

If I was in your shoes (har har) I wouof have worn a rust color tie and suede shoes. Again I don't want to take away from your fit because it's incredible.

I see the argument now it's if I really want to spring for a pair of black.
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Originally Posted by justinkapur View Post

Stitch I agree your outfit looks incredible especially with the black shoes.


If I was in your shoes (har har) I wouof have worn a rust color tie and suede shoes. Again I don't want to take away from your fit because it's incredible.


I see the argument now it's if I really want to spring for a pair of black.

I am in a similar boat.  I own black DM and black boots, but never wanted to spring for the classic lace-up.  If you ever thought about trying Meccariello MTM, it is a great way to get a black lace-up and a custom brown.  Given you first get a test shoe that is very wearable for 300 euros, make it black.  Then your final shoe can be what ever you want.  This is what I am in the process of doing.  Wearing my test shoes today (black with navy undertones).  

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Originally Posted by DonRaphael View Post

It  seems as a couple of members own black double monks. So the question is, do you wear it with suits or with sport coats? If with the latter, how do you put together the rest of the outfit? Would love to see some good examples including SCs and black double monks.

Navy Ring Jacket suit and Lobb black cap toe double monks.

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Doing the 'Italian industrialist' in all his glory :slayer:

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How do Noodlers weigh in on French cuffs paired with SC's? Rule breaker/ deal breaker? Rule breaker/ rock it anyway?
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Doesn't bug me in the slightest even if it is technically incoherent.  I have come to prefer the feel of button cuffs, but that doesn't mean that I won't wear French cuff shirts with SCs from time to time. 

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Originally Posted by AJL View Post

How do Noodlers weigh in on French cuffs paired with SC's? Rule breaker/ deal breaker? Rule breaker/ rock it anyway?

Doesn't bother me much but I would hate to see french cuffs with tweed.
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