wedding question... about belts. thanks in advance!
im wearing a bespoke three piece charcoal suit with brogued oxford captoes in cognac. im working on the belt, which will of course match. keep in mind im working with shoes that are somewhat in between a blonde british tan and a proper cognac, but closer to brown. let's say something like this:
im a big fan of plate buckle belts. i get that they arent as resilient and classic as your standard buckle.
so my question is NOT whether i can wear cognac with charcoal (as is raging is so many other websites), but rather, can i wear a plate buckle belt in cognac?
why do i ask? first off i cant really find one in person (thinking of going bespoke), secondly, ive never really seen one. thirdly, perhaps it looks weird with the lighter, blonder, cognac color.
put another way, does the plate buckle only work well with blacks and browns (darker colors)? think about it, do you really see plate buckles in lighter colors? you may, but i certainly dont...
a second question is that the shoes are burnished, so the toe is darker, the rest of the shoe is a rather homogeneous cognac (sort of like the photo above). which do i go with? i assume the darker color because it points forward for photos and is more prominent.
some other possibly relevant facts:
-with the three piece, might not see the buckle? might not see the belt at all?
-its a night wedding, so perhaps there wont be enough light to matter
-should i just un-complicate everything and go darker brown or cordovan/oxblood instead?
-am i just too crazy about matching leathers?
thanks so much. the wedding is 9/19/15.
Yes, but wear black oxfords instead. Cognac with charcoal is too flashy for a wedding.