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Black shoes with brown suit?

post #1 of 18
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I have a nice slightly-darker-than-medium brown suit, and typically I wear dark brown shoes with it. I've been of the opinion that black shoes just wouldn't look "right". Am I correct, or off base?
post #2 of 18
burgundy
post #3 of 18
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Originally Posted by Doc4 View Post
I have a nice slightly-darker-than-medium brown suit, and typically I wear dark brown shoes with it. I've been of the opinion that black shoes just wouldn't look "right". Am I correct, or off base?

IMO black is OK. It is an easy solution.

Please post pictures.
post #4 of 18
I like black shoes with a brown suit.

post #5 of 18
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Originally Posted by Golf_Nerd View Post
IMO black is OK. It is an easy solution.

Please post pictures.
black, burgundy, or a lighter shade of brown
post #6 of 18
Pretty fugly in general. But particularly bad if the brown is rather dark, as the OP seems to imply.
post #7 of 18
I like the look as long as the rest of the color palatte is muted. Works best with a white shirt, IMO
post #8 of 18
I take back my NO vote. I thought it said brown shoes w/ a black suit. My new answer is yes if done right.
post #9 of 18
I have a tonal brown and charcoal striped Corneliani suit that looks better with black shoes than brown. So, I say ok!
post #10 of 18
Depends on the suit...

Black shoes with a brown formal city-style suit (like the one in the AA picture Manton posted)=good.

Black shoes with a brown tweed country style suit =not so good.

IMHO, of course.
post #11 of 18
Here is a link to a post I made in a similar thread on AAAC with a couple pics I took of me in a brown suit with black shoes and tie: http://www.askandyaboutclothes.com/f...2&postcount=37
post #12 of 18
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post
Pretty fugly in general. But particularly bad if the brown is rather dark, as the OP seems to imply.

Really? It can't be that bad....cmon, black shoes are great!
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Another example of from AA.
post #14 of 18
Very "farmer goes to town".

Seriously, I think the AA illustrations have answered the question.
post #15 of 18
Light brown (tan, khaki), no. Dark brown, yes. Medium brown, maybe.
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