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post #16 of 24
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Originally Posted by the_sulks View Post



The problem is both tan shoes and tan belts are too bright. So your belt must be darker. So you have the belt and the shoes that don't match which is a problem in its own right.

 



Sure, but if you go darker, go dark bown. Don't mix black, tan and navy.
post #17 of 24
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Originally Posted by medphred View Post

I typ only wear black shoes with blk pants. I think this is pretty common in my experience.
I believe pants should never be of the same color with shoes except you wear a tux.
post #18 of 24
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Originally Posted by Holdfast View Post

I really don't like navy suits with tan shoes. It looks quite flashy, and not in a fun/good way.

If you really, really must combine light brown shoes with a blue suit my tips would be these:

- only do it on the sunniest days of the year
- only do it with a blue suit that is at least a couple of shades brighter than navy (and preferably much lighter still)
- only do it within a reasonably casual outfit/setting

I almost always wear black shoes with navy suits. Once in a blue moon, I might wear very dark brown or dark burgundy. I always feel a bit random on those days.
Thanks for details.
post #19 of 24



Last summer. Silk-linen suit, linen shirt and wore chocolate brown belt .this is casual and by no means business wear IMO. If its bsuiness wear, do not wear tan shoes and blue, stick to dark brown or black
post #20 of 24
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.
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Originally Posted by medphred View Post

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.
post #21 of 24
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Originally Posted by Claudio View Post




Last summer. Silk-linen suit, linen shirt and wore chocolate brown belt .this is casual and by no means business wear IMO. If its bsuiness wear, do not wear tan shoes and blue, stick to dark brown or black
Your combination of colors looks nice yet your shoes are (light) brown, not tan.
post #22 of 24
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Originally Posted by archibaldleach View Post

Get trousers with suspenders or side tabs with your suits; solves the problem of picking out a belt.
This may be a sought-for solution. Thanks.
post #23 of 24

There is an art?

 

Don't you just put them on your feet and tie the laces?

Left shoe on left foot, right shoe on right foot?

post #24 of 24
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Originally Posted by UnnamedPlayer View Post

There is an art?

Don't you just put them on your feet and tie the laces?
Left shoe on left foot, right shoe on right foot?
It is easy to make a mistake choosing the wrong colors and shades.
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