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Opinions on this combination for a wedding

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by JLhynnLI, Apr 28, 2013.

  1. JLhynnLI

    JLhynnLI Member

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    Hi,i'm 24 Years old,my sister is getting married in 2 weeks .
    I recently purchased this suit.Is a CK Slim fit(im 5’5ish,150lb,light brown skin and Broad Shoulders/chest from working out).
    I really like this combination,but my Girlfriend is a little Iffy about it.
    What do you guys think?,Should i change anything?
    *Navy blue Shirt
    *Navy blue tie
    *Light grey suit
    *Dark brown shoes/belt



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    Thanks!
     
  2. phoenixrecon

    phoenixrecon Well-Known Member

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    Im sure its fine. Is it just me or do most women have horrid taste in men clothing. Its ironic too cuz if you showed them a picture of some classic menswear they like it more than modern stuff... Idk

    I once had a woman in her 30s tell me brown shoes were for old men
     
  3. JLhynnLI

    JLhynnLI Member

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    Thanks for the feedback. I totally understand where you coming from,my girlfriend is in her early 20's and she has some what sense of fashion,she keep telling me, to wear black shoes/belt. I feel thats a little too old school and boring hahaha,

    She said the same thing,"Only people in their late 40 wear brown shoes with a suit",Im like What?! lol
     
  4. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Well-Known Member

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    Personally I wouldn't wear those shoes with a suit. I probably would wear black shoes with the rest of what you've got there, but at least shoes that are more dress shoes. These look like chukkas.
     
  5. JLhynnLI

    JLhynnLI Member

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    Do you have a link/photo to a style that you think would complement this outfit better?
    What are your POV in wearing brown shoes with grey suit in general?
     
  6. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Well-Known Member

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    With a grey suit in general can be good. But navy and white stripe + navy satiny tie = black shoes. If you still want to wear brown shoes, at least something shaped more like this:

    http://www.gazianogirling.com/collections/shoes/products/st-james

    (these are obviously really expensive, but you can find some that aren't so costly and don't look like work boots)
     
  7. Ankor

    Ankor Well-Known Member

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    Did your girlfriend tell about all brown shoes or these particular ones? I think these boots will not look nice with suit, you need something more sleek, either in black or brown IMO.
     
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    rohde88 Well-Known Member

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    those chukkas are way too casual.
     
  9. mhdena

    mhdena Well-Known Member

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    she has some what sense of fashion,she keep telling me, to Twear black shoes/belt.


    Listen to your girl on this one!
     
  10. JLhynnLI

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    She pretty much said it about all brown shoes lol
     
  12. JLhynnLI

    JLhynnLI Member

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    I might end up BUT if i wear black shoes she wins and i have to take her to her favorite restaurant lol,we bet a date if shes right and no one agrees with me and the brown shoes hahaha.Either way win [​IMG]
     
  13. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Well-Known Member

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    Well, those "oxfords" are not oxfords and those "wingtips" are not wingtips. If these are your first real dress shoes, you might consider getting something cleaner, a real oxford like the second one, but without the brogueing. Like these (unfortunately these seem to be the cheapest ones on that site that have the qualities I'm describing):

    http://www.lordandtaylor.com/webapp...taylor/mens/dress/park-avenue-cap-toe-oxfords
     
  14. JLhynnLI

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    unbelragazzo Well-Known Member

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    Thanks - those are Carmina shell cordovan boots. I like them a lot, but I wouldn't recommend them as your first real brown dress shoes either. Shell is a little bit seasonal, and boots are particular. This would be a good choice if you like Carminas though:

    http://www.carmina.telemaco.es/articulo.asp?idarticulo=4334253
     
  16. Snaporaz

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    Two pieces of advice. Firstly, a wedding traditionally calls for refined rather than rugged clothing. Secondly, while your shoes can be stylish, they shouldn't be too obtrusive. Your outfit should subtly draw attention to you- in practical terms, to your face- not to your feet.

    The chukka boots are, as the others have said, far too rugged for that suit. Opt for a neater, sleeker shoe- preferably with a leather sole, in black. Depending on how formal the wedding is, most business shoes should be fine- oxfords (balmorals), smarter bluchers, monks, etc. (Black cap-toe oxfords are the classic choice- suitable for weddings, funerals and formal job interviews- but might be too traditional for you.)

    Of course, you can push the boundaries further and opt for brown shoes. However, I'd say the lighter the brown, the more obtrusive the shoes will be and the more they will detract from the suit. Cheap tan shoes, in particular, would be awful. Good quality dark brown shoes with a matching belt would work, but would be less formal than the black option.
     
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    On the brown shoe option, I'd second unbelragazzo's recommendation, possibly with this addition:

    http://www.carmina.telemaco.es/articulo.asp?idarticulo=3943815
     
  18. mhdena

    mhdena Well-Known Member

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    Youngblood, you need some help!

    Do not go to a regular mall!

    Go to a Nordstrom Rack, an Off 5th, or an Outlet Mall. you should be able to find much better shoes on sale at these outlets than what you're about to get in a regular mall.

    Last tip, take your girl along with you!
     
  19. JLhynnLI

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    Thanks that was very helpful,i was just trying to push the boundaries a little,
    I have a belt identical to that one actually.
    I will
    continue the shoe searching tomorrow,maybe i will post some pictures while im out.
    I just dont really want to wear black shoes,Im pretty sure everyone going to the wedding is going to be plain,boring and "typical" if you know what i mean.
     
  20. JLhynnLI

    JLhynnLI Member

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    I did,Nordstrom had no brown shoes in my size.
    saks did,but i didnt really anything
    Going to Fluevog and billy reid tomorrow
    She works late everyday.Sunday i will bring her with me,she would recommend/make me get black shoes lol
     

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