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Black overcoat with brown shoes?

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Most of my outfits get worn with brown shoes but as winter comes I'm wondering about matching them with my overcoat. I have navy, brown and a black overcoat. Should I only wear brown and navy overcoats when I wear my brown shoes (which is probably 85% of the time)? I wondering if I can get away with a gray/navy suit with brown shoes with a black overcoat?

What do YOU do?
 

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A lot of people have only one overcoat. I think you might be overthinking this just a bit.

Put on your suit and shoes and pick the overcoat you want. I don't think you can really go wrong unless the overcoat is really fashion forward or something.
 

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Ha ha... is this another watch-band-matching-the-shoes over thinking it kinda deal?
 

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Others may think differently. I wouldn't beat yourself up or anything.

Some people might actually think I'm being flip, but while I like reading these boards, sometimes people worry about things that will be okay either way.
 

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This was more for my own interest, like I said, I was wondering what others were doing. Not too concerned with all the rules. I would have done either way to get some rotation amongst the coats.
 

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I'd go with the navy or brown. But the black shouldn't be an absolute deal killer. You got to own it!
 

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My overcoat is a camel hair polo coat. I almost never get to wear it down here. When it's cold enough, I wear it, no matter what else I have on!
 

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I feel your pain, LVoer, although my overcoat is charcoal gray (Basically black from a distance, and I wear it with a black scarf and black fedora), but I have some brown Rockport shoes, and no one seems to care. I would say you're simply over thinking the issue at hand. Now...once I get that man I saw today to remove his white laces from his brown shoes, I'll be good to go...
 

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