I'm going for a simple look. I wanted to see if colorful socks can keep it from being to simple or should I just make it simple overall. I'll be wearing a Navy blazer, grey trousers, white dress shirt, white pocket square, and navy/light blue tie. With shoes I'm stuck between the Cornwallis in brown or my new McAllisters in merlot.
You can't go wrong with either. If it was me, I'd probably be between my chesnut Chesters (old wingtip with minimalist brogueing), dark chili PAs, or merlot Hopkinsons. I would just make sure it's something formal looking, but not black. I'd be torn, too. If were voting, put me in the McAllister category.