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Brown Shoes with Gray suit?

post #1 of 68
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So i was about to leave for my intership today and i'm wearing a gray nailhead suit with Dark Brown punch Cap toe grenson and my mom was said it looked awful? I know not to listen to women but i was wondering if she was right?
post #2 of 68
Italians wear brown shoes under every suit
post #3 of 68
Your mom was wrong.
post #4 of 68
Unless your mom is Jil Sander or Donna Karan, I would not follow her fashion advice, both in this specific case and in general.
post #5 of 68
Thread Starter 
What i thought, just wanted to make sure, thanks for the responses
post #6 of 68
To me, brown is far more visually interesting than black. The different shades and the way that is catches different light can be quite attractive. I am a big fan of brown shoes with gray and blue suits.
post #7 of 68
Well, I wear black shoes with blue pants / suits...when do right can look quite good. Jon.
post #8 of 68
Black looks far better with a blue suit than with a grey suit, in my opinion. The darker the suit, the better black will look with it, I have found. Thus, while I would wear black shoes with charcoal (I more often wear brown shoes with charcoal, and split evenly between black and brown w/ navy blue), I would never wear black shoes with anything lighter than that, except possibly during the evening or to court.
post #9 of 68
I routinely wear brown shoes to court - federal and state- throughout the country. While the vast majority of lawyers I have seen wear only black shoes to court, a few wear very, very nice brown with blue or grey suits. I remember in Denver a senior partner type in a magnificent gray pinstripe with a light shade of brown broques. Worked very well.
post #10 of 68
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So i was about to leave for my intership today and i'm wearing a gray nailhead suit with Dark Brown punch Cap toe grenson and my mom was said it looked awful?  I know not to listen to women but i was wondering if she was right?
Dark brown is the most elegant color of shoes to wear with a grey suit.
post #11 of 68
I am wearing brown cap toe and Gray Zegna suit now. Brown shoes are just beautiful.
post #12 of 68
I am wearing brown captoes with gray trousers as well. I agree with MilanoStyle in that brown shoes are beautiful. I almost exclusively wear brown shoes with navy and gray trousers these days.
post #13 of 68
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Unless your mom is Jil Sander or Donna Karan, I would not follow her fashion advice, both in this specific case and in general.
Damn that was a cold statement.
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I routinely wear brown shoes to court - federal and state- throughout the country.  While the vast majority of lawyers I have seen wear only black shoes to court, a few wear very, very nice brown with blue or grey suits.  I remember in Denver a senior partner type in a magnificent gray pinstripe with a light shade of brown broques.  Worked very well.
Imho brogues shouldn't be worn under a suit. Doesn't matter what colour they are.
post #15 of 68
I am thinking of wearing brown/chilli colored shoes with all color of suits...
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