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What color shoe to match with orange pants?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by cheessus, Oct 8, 2009.

  1. cheessus

    cheessus Well-Known Member

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    I've got:

    Black captoe and loafers (but think that this would be too formal/halloween)
    Brown double monks (AE Mora color)
    Burgundy suede captoe
    Stone derby
    Tan loafers
    Dark brown loafers
    White loafers

    I wish I had a shoe that were a softer brown, though I hate antiquing on shoes. Thanks.
     
  2. Drydis Greis

    Drydis Greis Well-Known Member

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    Probably the dark brown loafers...weather, etc. Permitting.
     
  3. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff Well-Known Member

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    this is a tough one. i guess it would also depend on how tapered the pants are and how they aesthetically are visually.
    i would say something like a dark brown /mid brown. something that won't attract attention as the pants already do. black would just clash. i think white or tan nubuck look will make it more dandyish and i dont like that kind of look
     
  4. cheessus

    cheessus Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I never understood the orange-black thing. The pants are pretty slim and incredibly soft and comfortable. I'm just sad that I don't wear it that much. It's a somewhat sedated orange, like pumpkin.
     
  5. ThinkDerm

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    Yeah I never understood the orange-black thing. The pants are pretty slim and incredibly soft and comfortable. I'm just sad that I don't wear it that much. It's a somewhat sedated orange, like pumpkin.

    wear dark brown shoes to light brown. suede would go best, or a suede monk strap.

    if you want to go italian/japanese look with it for flair (which cheesus you pull off) wear the burgundy suede.
     
  6. clausc

    clausc Well-Known Member

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    wear dark brown shoes to light brown. suede would go best, or a suede monk strap. if you want to go italian/japanese look with it for flair (which cheesus you pull off) wear the burgundy suede.
    + 1 I would go with tan or brown (or blue) suede first, then calf brown
     
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    lasbar Well-Known Member

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    I would go with tan or brown suede first, then calf brown


    Is it neon orange, burnt orange?
     
  8. sho'nuff

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    Is it neon orange, burnt orange?

    It's a somewhat sedated orange, like pumpkin , he said.
     
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  10. TRINI

    TRINI Well-Known Member

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    These would work:

    Stone derby
    Tan loafers

    [​IMG]
     
  11. JayJay

    JayJay Well-Known Member

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    ^^^This combo looks good.
     
  12. lasbar

    lasbar Well-Known Member

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    These would work:

    Stone derby
    Tan loafers

    [​IMG]


    I would go for rich browns and especially suede..Black will just look odd..
     
  13. bowtielover

    bowtielover Well-Known Member

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    NIce bright red clown shoes, they match perfectly with the squeaky nose and wig you'll be needing to complete your circus look.
     
  14. lasbar

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    NIce bright red clown shoes, they match perfectly with the squeaky nose and wig you'll be needing to complete your circus look.

    Ouch..This look is quite popular in Venice or Florence.

    Horses for courses Bowtielover. Life will be boring if we did have the same sartorial tastes.
     
  15. ramuman

    ramuman Well-Known Member

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    Ask yourself what would an iGent wear when he is released from prison.
     
  16. cheessus

    cheessus Well-Known Member

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    lol. ouch no love for orange pants? I should've gotten them cuffed. Orange is an amazing fall color I think and coming from UVA, it's just my favorite.

    When I was on the East Coast, the pants were a great match for the changing color of the leaves, but out here in Cali where everything is always green (or brown), they don't seem to match the surroundings quite as well.
     
  17. ChicagoJohn

    ChicagoJohn Well-Known Member

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    These would work:

    Stone derby
    Tan loafers

    [​IMG]


    I would've went for white but that actually looks pretty good. You learn something new everyday here [​IMG]
     
  18. Aluan

    Aluan Well-Known Member

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    These would work: Stone derby Tan loafers [​IMG]
    The pinstripe floors bring the outfit together. [​IMG]
     
  19. Benzito

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    The only option is the flip-flop, but you can vary the colors a bit.
    [​IMG]
     
  20. bowtielover

    bowtielover Well-Known Member

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    Ouch..This look is quite popular in Venice or Florence.

    Horses for courses Bowtielover. Life will be boring if we did have the same sartorial tastes.


    Italy that figures, well at least they can cook.
     

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