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Black shoes with brown suit?

Doc4

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I have a nice slightly-darker-than-medium brown suit, and typically I wear dark brown shoes with it. I've been of the opinion that black shoes just wouldn't look "right". Am I correct, or off base?
 

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Originally Posted by Doc4
I have a nice slightly-darker-than-medium brown suit, and typically I wear dark brown shoes with it. I've been of the opinion that black shoes just wouldn't look "right". Am I correct, or off base?

IMO black is OK. It is an easy solution.

Please post pictures.
 

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I like black shoes with a brown suit.

 

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Originally Posted by Golf_Nerd
IMO black is OK. It is an easy solution.

Please post pictures.

black, burgundy, or a lighter shade of brown
 

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Pretty fugly in general. But particularly bad if the brown is rather dark, as the OP seems to imply.
 

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I like the look as long as the rest of the color palatte is muted. Works best with a white shirt, IMO
 

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I have a tonal brown and charcoal striped Corneliani suit that looks better with black shoes than brown. So, I say ok!
 

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Depends on the suit...

Black shoes with a brown formal city-style suit (like the one in the AA picture Manton posted)=good.

Black shoes with a brown tweed country style suit =not so good.

IMHO, of course.
 

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Originally Posted by gdl203
Pretty fugly in general. But particularly bad if the brown is rather dark, as the OP seems to imply.

Really? It can't be that bad....cmon, black shoes are great!
 

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Light brown (tan, khaki), no. Dark brown, yes. Medium brown, maybe.
 

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