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Black shoes with a brown suit

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by johnapril, Oct 14, 2004.

  1. johnapril

    johnapril Distinguished Member

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    Is there a reason why someone shouldn't wear black shoes/black belt with a dark brown suit?
     


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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    It goes not, in my opinion. I avoid black shoes obsessively though, so take my opinion with a grain of salt. To me, an elegant brown suit demands elegant brown shoes, of the dark brown brogue, tobacco suede, or cognac wholecut varieties. Brown give so many options while I find black rather limiting.
     


  4. johnapril

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    How about chocolate suede?
     


  5. sirgarnetwolseley

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    Mmmm... Chocolate. Wha? Oh right, I think chocolate suede would be dapper. Perhaps in a full brogue? sirgarnet toddles off to the pantry in search of chocolate
     


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    Thanks, folks. I'm off to change my shoes (not my socks.).
     


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    A Harris Distinguished Member Dubiously Honored

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    I often wear black shoes with brown suits for the same reason I wear brown shoes with blue and grey suits. It's a pleasing contrast. A sharp look IMO. Or you might go with a dark tan shoe, especially in warmer weather.
     


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