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post #16 of 112
Ignore this. It's a troll
post #17 of 112
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Originally Posted by hugomano View Post
Anyone agree?

No.
post #18 of 112
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No

Same here. No.
post #19 of 112
It's gotten to the point that I only like black shoes with a gray flannel suit that has a black reversed chalk stripe. The rest of the time, I prefer brown during the day. Particularly with blue suits.
post #20 of 112
Brown shoes with a gray suit is an excellent combo.
post #21 of 112
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Originally Posted by Will View Post
It's gotten to the point that I only like black shoes with a gray flannel suit that has a black reversed chalk stripe. The rest of the time, I prefer brown during the day. Particularly with blue suits.

Will, I'm a bit surprised! I love brown shoes, but sometimes I think black doesn't get enough love around here. Variety is the spice of life ...
post #22 of 112
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Will, I'm a bit surprised! I love brown shoes, but sometimes I think black doesn't get enough love around here. Variety is the spice of life ...

I bought two pair of black shoes from the recent EG sale, the first black shoes I've bought since I don't know when.

They were calling to me.
post #23 of 112
Black shoes have been growing on me lately too. That said, brown shoes are lovely with gray suits.
post #24 of 112
I use brown to just about everything - it goes well with every colour. The only exception is formalwear...

/M
post #25 of 112
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post
I love brown shoes, but sometimes I think black doesn't get enough love around here. Variety is the spice of life ...

+1

I don't really like black shoes with a dark navy suit but sometimes black shoes are the much better choice or add some pleasant variety.
post #26 of 112
I think black shoes don't get much love here as members are aware of the almost infinite variations of brown versus one shade of black.

The patinas, the antiquing possibilities, the richness, the color of a well made brown shoe is unbeatable to me.

Perhaps worse than the color issue is the fact that black shoes are quite common.
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I think black shoes don't get much love here as members are aware of the almost infinite variations of brown versus one shade of black.

The patinas, the antiquing possibilities, the richness, the color of a well made brown shoe is unbeatable to me.

Perhaps worse than the color issue is the fact that black shoes are quite common.

Yes, but a well-made black shoe will always outshine its unfortunate glue-job brethren. As with a quality navy suit, the craftsmanship and styling speak volumes. There's a wonderful simplicity to black shoes, and they can be used very effectively to complete a sleek, streamlined look that is, to my mind, the definition of high style. Think classic mid-century cool.

I have no need for a closet filled with black shoes, but a few pairs, well chosen and put to good use, can be unbeatably stylish.
post #28 of 112
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post
Will, I'm a bit surprised! I love brown shoes, but sometimes I think black doesn't get enough love around here. Variety is the spice of life ...

i wear black shoes a lot - probably more than most people here do.... my black chelseas and black monkstraps get heavy wear and will need a resoling or new topy soon.
post #29 of 112
I think black shoes look great with a dark grey or dark navy suit. That being said, I most often prefer some shade of brown.
post #30 of 112
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Yes, but a well-made black shoe will always outshine its unfortunate glue-job brethren.

Very true Doc.
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