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Appropriate Dark Brown Shoes

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Do you folks think these shoes are appropriate for a dark brown suit? Some say the shoes must be equal or darker than the pant/suit color. Any shoe suggestions?

 

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In the picture..........


The lady feels faint..... the gentlemen is reaching for the phone with his right hand to dial 911? ..lol....






Originally Posted by Man Of Lint
 

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I would actually wear lighter shade of brown with a dark brown suit. British tan or chestnut or something.
 

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Originally Posted by MrChubbyMcLard
Do you folks think these shoes are appropriate for a dark brown suit?

That shade of brown would probably be fine. Those particular shoes on the other hand are awful.
 

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Originally Posted by Sanguis Mortuum
That shade of brown would probably be fine. Those particular shoes on the other hand are awful.

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Originally Posted by Sanguis Mortuum
That shade of brown would probably be fine. Those particular shoes on the other hand are awful.

As a pair of casual shoes, fair enough; but, I wouldn't wear them with a suit. IMHO, go for a more traditional pair of shoes for the suit. The color is fine. Lighter shades of brown will work too.
 
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Originally Posted by StopPolloition
I would actually wear lighter shade of brown with a dark brown suit. British tan or chestnut or something.

Originally Posted by cmacey
As a pair of casual shoes, fair enough; but, I wouldn't wear them with a suit. IMHO, go for a more traditional pair of shoes for the suit. The color is fine. Lighter shades of brown will work too.


I actually visit a few stores yesterday. I know the folks at Saks Fifth were adamant about wearing any shoe lighter than the suit.

Here's my quandary. I always allow these fine folks to arrange my outfits (e.g. suit, shirt, tie, shoes). However, I'm tired of the "cap-toe" style....which they suggested.

I'm just confused betwixt the two. Some say dark while others say light.......alas.......what to do.

IMHO.....I think a lighter shade shoe would look odd with a dark suit. This comment also comes from someone that allows others to arrange his outfits. So what do I know!
 

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Originally Posted by MrChubbyMcLard
I'm just confused betwixt the two. Some say dark while others say light.......alas.......what to do.:

I probably wouldn't wear light brown shoes with a dark brown suit, but the shoes above are dark enough that it probably wouldn't matter if they were just a shade or two lighter than the suit.
 

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Those shoes are simply hideous. If you do not like captoes, maybe try a pair of wingtips. Depending on your budget, we could suggest a beaucoup. The whole bicycle toe just screams KC to me, and you will not get any love for this style on these forums.
 

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Those are casual shoes that aren't appropriate for a suit. If you don't want cap-toes, you can get wing-tip or plain-toe shoes. And you'd look much more elegant without something so square.
 
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Originally Posted by Newcomer
Those shoes are simply hideous. If you do not like captoes, maybe try a pair of wingtips. Depending on your budget, we could suggest a beaucoup. The whole bicycle toe just screams KC to me, and you will not get any love for this style on these forums.

Be it known............

I appreciate all the input.........

Today I purchased a beautiful pair of Bruno Magli dark brown cap-toe (sigh) shoes......


I must admit they're beautiful.
 

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Congratulations, it's a marked improvement over that pair that started the thread!
Can we see photos?
 

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Buy black shoes and a black belt. You'll look like a huge turd standing there in an all brown suit and brown shoes.
 
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Originally Posted by Man Of Lint
Congratulations, it's a marked improvement over that pair that started the thread!
Can we see photos?




I also purchased a beautiful orange pinstripe shirt with a killer tie.........The set-up looks spectacular with the dark brown suit.



 

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