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post #16 of 37
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Originally Posted by Bhowie View Post
Brown is for farmers.
Black is for waiters.
You be the judge.
and dont forget:

Red are for whores.
post #17 of 37
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Originally Posted by agavilanes View Post
and dont forget:

Red are for whores.

"Just click your heels together three times and you'll be back in Kansas!"

"Heels ... together??"







... sorry, couldn't resist.

I'll wear "brown" (in which I include tan and burgundy/oxblood as a broad category) unless I have to wear black pretty much. Funerals, black-or-white tie, black pants or suit (shaddap!) then black shoes are a natural choice. Otherwise, I'd much prefer a "brown".
post #18 of 37
You could start easing your way into brown by buying a pair of cordovan shoes and substituting them for black. Then get a pair of dark brown and try those for the cordovan. Eventually you'll end up with a pair of brown and white specs.
post #19 of 37
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Originally Posted by agavilanes View Post
Also, give burgundy a look... It works nicely with brown-ish suits and gray

Isen't it hard to dress burgundy down?
post #20 of 37
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Originally Posted by JoeWoah View Post
Lighter grays I'd stick with black.


... try a tan shoe with that ... looks great!
post #21 of 37
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Isen't it hard to dress burgundy down?

The style of the shoe has more to do with the level of formality than the color. I own cordovan bluchers, loafers, and monkstraps that can be very casual (the bluchers and especially the monks can be dressed up or down. The penny loafers are casual).
post #22 of 37
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The style of the shoe has more to do with the level of formality than the color. I own cordovan bluchers, loafers, and monkstraps that can be very casual (the bluchers and especially the monks can be dressed up or down. The penny loafers are casual).
+1. Its the style, not the color.

In my book, wingtips have a wide range: from jeans/khakis to suits
post #23 of 37
I prefer brown.
post #24 of 37
I'm in black shoes with dark suits at work pretty much every day and wore black shoes at school.

SO black leather shoes always feel like 'workshoes' for me so it's brown for me too for outside work sharpness - specifically a rich, deep tan.
post #25 of 37
With darker charcoals do you still use brown? I feel like black or burgundy are the only options there
post #26 of 37
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With darker charcoals do you still use brown? I feel like black or burgundy are the only options there

A dark brown still looks quite sharp I think.
post #27 of 37
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Originally Posted by Bhowie View Post
Brown is for farmers.
Black is for waiters.
You be the judge.

what does the judge wear?
post #28 of 37
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Originally Posted by yawn123_#21 View Post
what does the judge wear?

A wig with nothing under his robe.
post #29 of 37
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what does the judge wear?


http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/...entenced_x.htm
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what does the judge wear?

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A wig with nothing under his robe.

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But I bet his shoes were brown... LOL
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