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Anybody not particularly like black shoes

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Quadcammer, May 5, 2011.

  1. Kuro

    Kuro Senior member

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    I also love the Lobb plum colour..

    Very dark but with depth...


    maybe...but there is just something so right about a black oxford.

    would wear a pair of navy loafers (e.g. JM Weston 180).
     
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    csoukoulis Senior member

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    I heard Charvet doesn't like black shoes.

    I personally have no problems with black shoes, and have a few pairs in steady rotation.
     
  3. tim_horton

    tim_horton Senior member

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    I prefer brown for my navy and light gray suits.

    I prefer black for my charcoal and dark gray suits.

    Mid-gray is a toss-up.

    I certainly don't think black shoes are boring.
     
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    Master-Classter Senior member

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    I believe there's a whole online forum dedicated to this sort of thing... styleforum or something.


    personally I think black just doesn't get in the way. it's a lot opportunity to coordinate but tehre's nothing wrong with that. like a white shirt.
     
  5. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Senior member

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    people who wear navy suits with black shoes aggravate.

    black and blue don't match
     
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    I recently restarted my collection of shoes and I know I need to pick up a few black ones. I'm with Quad, I just really prefer varying shades of brown.
     
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    One thing I like about black shoes....cheap ones look better.

    Cheap brown leather looks terrible as it ages but I have had really good luck with cheap black leather--since it stays black all over (rather than getting gradations of dark and light brown), the low quality leather usually looks fine. Even CG is better in black (although brown CG is like the worst thing ever)...

    As such, my primary beaters are dirt-cheap black wingtips with rubber soles which are great for rainy days or a bar where they are likely to be abused. The only problem is that it is hard to find cheap, non-corrected-grain shoes that don't have hideous detailing or an ugly shape...
     
  8. Kuro

    Kuro Senior member

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    people who wear navy suits with black shoes aggravate.

    black and blue don't match


    One thing I like about black shoes....cheap ones look better.


    [​IMG]
     
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    junipertwist New Member

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    ^^this
     
  10. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    people who wear navy suits with black shoes aggravate.

    black and blue don't match


    Stop talking.
     
  11. ManofKent

    ManofKent Senior member

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    people who wear navy suits with black shoes aggravate.

    black and blue don't match


    Black shoes are always correct, ask any Englishman [​IMG]
     
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    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    people who wear navy suits with black shoes aggravate.

    black and blue don't match


    Do not get this at all. There is no more classic combination.
     
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    Since I bought my AE 5th Aves, I don' care too much for my old black shoes. I might wear the blacks with dark grey flannels or black trousers but that is about it, which means very few wears these days. [​IMG]
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    To me light brown captoe oxfords have a serious identity crisis.
     
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    well-kept Senior member

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    That brown leather couch has zero patina. It is about 6 months old. I might put some renovateur on it soon. [​IMG]

    Not the couch. Whatever that low wooden thing is.
     
  16. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Senior member

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    Stop talking.
    you first

    Black shoes are always correct, ask any Englishman [​IMG]

    Well they are too busy having tea to worry about dressing properly.

    Do not get this at all. There is no more classic combination.

    There are plenty of "classic" things that I don't think look very good.

    powdered wigs are one of them [​IMG]
     
  17. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    There are plenty of "classic" things that I don't think look very good.

    powdered wigs are one of them [​IMG]


    Oh. OK.
     
  18. Blurv

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    There are many brown hues but only one black. Black shoes are more formal and elegant in my opinion, but since they're easy to pair with about anything they can be a sort of "safe" pick in an outfit. Maybe conservative is a better word.
     
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    people who wear navy suits with black shoes aggravate.

    black and blue don't match


    Agreed. Don't like black and blue, each to their own but it's not a combo I'd ever wear, and, nor is a black or charcoal suit with brown, or worse tan, shoes.

    Have to respectfully disagree with MoK, as an Englishman myself can't be getting on board with black being always correct - surely not black shoes with a brown suit?

    Don't understand this need to pick one or the other though, they each have their place, some designs even lend themselves particularly well to one colour over the other.

    A world where everyone wears only brown shoes would be most boring indeed, and for more formal occasions black is essential.

    Not to mention Oxblood, or all the wonderful colours some of those French shoes come in.
     
  20. patrickBOOTH

    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Not the couch. Whatever that low wooden thing is.

    Ah, industrial trolly from a warehouse.
     

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