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Navy pants with brown loafers

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
I like to wear brown shoes with my navy blue pants, the black on navy isn't really my thing. The question is: Should the socks be brown to match the shoes or navy to match the pants? I won't tell you what kind of loafers they are for fear of this getting severely off-topic.
post #2 of 16
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Originally Posted by LVoer View Post
I like to wear brown shoes with my navy blue pants, the black on navy isn't really my thing. The question is: Should the socks be brown to match the shoes or navy to match the pants?

I won't tell you what kind of loafers they are for fear of this getting severely off-topic.

I'd go with navy, just because I think it would look better. There's an old saw about matching the socks to the trouser to extend the leg line, but I don't put much stock in it. It's not like anyone can see your socks when you're standing, unless you're pulling a Thom Browne.

Alternatively, you could wear contrasting socks to coordinate with a color you're wearing up top.
post #3 of 16
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the info. I'll try them with Navy socks next time. As of right now I've just been wearing them with browns.
post #4 of 16
In this case I'd say the navy to match your pants... because as you're walking or if you're sitting with a crossed leg, your pant leg will come up a bit to reveal your sock and if it's the same color as your shoe then visually it just adds "weight"/attention to the bottom of you or your shoe area... I'd say to blend it in with the pants.
post #5 of 16
Maroon socks look great with that combo, like the color of the divider lines ^^^ here at style forum
post #6 of 16
Neither. Maroon as lakewolf says or some other color picking up the shirt or tie. I almost never match my socks to either my suit or shoes.
post #7 of 16
I would go with yellow or gold colored socks, to go with the LV logo on your loafer.

But seriously though, I would match your socks to pants. Alternatively, you may consider not matching the socks to anything, other than to pick up some color in your whole ensemble.
post #8 of 16
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Originally Posted by yachtie View Post
Neither. Maroon as lakewolf says or some other color picking up the shirt or tie. I almost never match my socks to either my suit or shoes.

I would never match my socks to the shirt, maybe it is stylish to some but I find it tacky.

I would go with navy, especially if it is a shorter vamp loafer.
post #9 of 16
If it were me, I would do purple or lavender.
post #10 of 16
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Originally Posted by LSeca View Post
I would never match my socks to the shirt, maybe it is stylish to some but I find it tacky.

I would go with navy, especially if it is a shorter vamp loafer.

You must just wear sold shirts- I didn't say match-Safe, but Booooooooooooooring.

Purple... Hmm. Interesting...
post #11 of 16
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by lee_44106 View Post
I would go with yellow or gold colored socks, to go with the LV logo on your loafer.



post #12 of 16
Are those newer?
I didn't know LV was ripping off Jil Sander's toe.
post #13 of 16
Thread Starter 
No idea. I was in a Louis Vuitton store for the first time 4 months ago. Prada makes a similar toe. I like the roundedness of it. Not a fan of really pointy or square toes.
post #14 of 16
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Originally Posted by yachtie View Post
You must just wear sold shirts- I didn't say match

I misunderstood your post then, apologies.

BTW, I own one solid shirt and it is white. I don't think I own any white socks though.
post #15 of 16
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Originally Posted by LSeca View Post
I misunderstood your post then, apologies.

BTW, I own one solid shirt and it is white. I don't think I own any white socks though.


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