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Article: best men's shoes

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by profjmb, May 10, 2004.

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    #1 shoe for me is EG Stowe. Absolutely gorgeous.
     


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    good article, but I couldnt disagree more about their opinion on brown shoes. Saying brown shoes arent versatile is a completely uninformed statement, and a surprising one, considering it is coming from some men's clothing and shoe expert. If anything, I could argue that black shoes are less versatile than brown shoes.
     


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    You'd have the entire nation of Italy backing up that statement. [​IMG]
     


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    I might be in the minority when I say this, but I really cant stand the look of a navy blue suit with black shoes. I dont see it as a flattering look at all, and just reminds me of all the lawyers I see walking around Manhattan in their boxy 2 button suits and black wingtips. I like the look of a nice shiny pair of black oxfords with a grey suit, but I still prefer brown in that situation. Ofcourse black is appropriate and required with a tuxedo (although in those cases I wear black suede), I cannot think of another circumstance when I would chose black shoes. I know the old rule about no brown shoes after six, but to be honest that seems a bit outdated. Considering the level of formality in this country (USA), I doubt I get many consecending stares in my brown shoes while out to dinner. Come to think of it, most men dont even bother changing out of their sneakers anymore, much less worrying about black/brown after six.
     


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    I'm certainly in the camp that feels that blue (and grey, for that matter) is complimented much better with brown shoes. On the flip side, I actually prefer black shoes with olive/green suits.
     


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    that would be tough for me to comment on, I dont own a green or olive colored suit, but I can see how black would look nice with both of those colors. I do think, however, that a nice dark olive would be greatly complimented by a pair of tan oxfords.
     


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    I wear genuine shell cordovan shoes with my olive suit. Cordovan and olive is a beautiful combination. I wouldn't dream of wearing black after seeing how well cordovan pairs with olive.
     


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    The black shoe/navy suit problem is a real one. My conservative sensibilities tell me just to bite the bullet and do it; my eye tells me it's a horrible idea, however.
     


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