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post #46 of 55
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Originally Posted by 0b5cur1ty View Post
I can't understand the general dislike of black shoes. I like them and wear them often... though I confess I wouldn't personally do so with khakis. It's not wrong, but not my personal taste either.

I agree with this. I wouldn't wear black shoes and khakis either (reminds me of my high school outfits too much) but I don't think its a bad choice.
post #47 of 55
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Originally Posted by vitaminc
IMO the black belt is a bit too heavy with that look; notice how the black belt strikes out in the whole outfit?

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Originally Posted by amiestilo View Post
Interesting observation. I couldn't put my finger on why the overall look of that ensemble wasn't as pleasing to me as I'd like, but that's it. [Apologies to the individual in the photo as we are using it for this critique]... Perhaps another point for brown... the contrast is a bit strong between the stark black belt and the far too light (for my tastes) khakis.

That was warlock1965 on April 9th. You can compare with chorse123 the next day


I'd say that warlock1965's look is more striking and harder to pull off- to me it looks deceptively simple and I'd be happy to put it in the category of "is it done? only by pros".
post #48 of 55
I wore a pair of black Donald Pliner loafers with flat front khakis, as long as the belt matches, your cool.
post #49 of 55
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Originally Posted by james_timothy View Post
That was warlock1965 on April 9th. You can compare with chorse123 the next day


I'd say that warlock1965's look is more striking and harder to pull off- to me it looks deceptively simple and I'd be happy to put it in the category of "is it done? only by pros".

What shoes and chinos are in this photo? The chinos are very nice... slim fit and crisp. Shoes look great too.
post #50 of 55
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Originally Posted by LesterSnodgrass View Post
But since I wholeheartedly agree with Dewey, it IS a fact that brown shoes are superior to black.
It IS a fact in the country. It is not a fact in town.
post #51 of 55
It's amazing how black stirs up emotions when discussing men's clothing. There is a large group that despises black for most things and another group that wants to Johnny Cash it up. I was not aware of the extreme prejudice against black till I began frequenting these forums but I always has in mind that you don't wear black suits (not to bring THAT up again!). But I also never though black with khaki pants was a good look. Heck, why wear black shoes if you have good brown ones to wear with khaki?
post #52 of 55
It's no problem at all. In fact, I wore it today. I wore a well-fitting pair of cotton khaki pants with a medium blue herringbone shirt. Black belt and black Park Ave. finished things off.
post #53 of 55
I think it looks fine to wear black shoes with khakis, but it looks better with brown. Thats just my opinion though.
post #54 of 55
As long as your wearing a black belt as well.
post #55 of 55
I'm not a fan of black shoes with khaki's for three reasons.
1) too 'Third Reich'



2) I, myself can't pull it off.
3) it may draw negative reaction from others for reason 1.
It can work ofcourse, but I've had no sucess with the combo, so I avoid it.
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