Get trousers with suspenders or side tabs with your suits; solves the problem of picking out a belt. I also am in the no tan shoes with navy suits category. It's a look I consider to be more flashy than elegant.
Originally Posted by medphred
Yes brown or burgundy. I typ only wear black shoes with blk pants. I think this is pretty common in my experience.
Black shoes are absolutely classic and fine with any navy or grey suit (they also work with black trousers or suits but IMO those are not things any well-dressed man needs to own). You're of course free to not wear black with navy, but there's nothing wrong with it objectively and there are some times when black shoes really are the correct option.
You're probably the first person I've seen say they only wear black shoes with black pants, but maybe there are more.