The rule of not mixing black with brown exists for a reason. Sure it can work, but at best I think it can look ok. Why settle for ok when you can have a great color combination by choosing a different color combo?
All the pics so far have looked terrible.
Brown shoes with jeans, sure.
With formal black outfits? Not convinced.
So far all these guys look like they want to put some kinda individualistic twist on the tux but fail miserably.