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Matching this shoe to belts.

Discussion in 'Menswear Advice' started by HanEyeAm, Jun 16, 2016.

  1. HanEyeAm

    HanEyeAm Active Member

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    mrballs Well-Known Member

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    from this pic, left looks more appropriate
     
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  3. HanEyeAm

    HanEyeAm Active Member

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    Thank you Mr. Balls. The context is that the one on the right is supposed to be a paired belt to the shoes (Florsheim), but clearly it is another color. The one on the left is a pretty good match but is faux leather-got pressed for time and couldn't make it to a decent mall or store. I hit 6 stores and couldn't find one leather tan belt in 34 or 36.

    I hope to have a bit of time today to hunt, as I'm wearing something to a wedding tomorrow.
     
  4. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl Well-Known Member

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    Don't worry if they aren't an exact match.....they really don't need to be.
     
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  5. HanEyeAm

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    Thanks. Yeah, it will be less noticeable when worn. A little OCD creeping in, I guess!

    I think I will wear the cheap pleather this weekend and send the other one back. The matching details are a bit too much of a match, anyway, IMO.
     
  6. 12345Michael54321

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    And, indeed, often it's better that they not be a perfect match. So long as the colors are similar enough to work together harmoniously, you're probably fine. With some maintaining that extreme attention to getting a perfect match can actually be a negative thing, like spending 10 minutes fussily arranging a pocket square.
     
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