- Apr 22, 2004
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Yay or ney with black suits?
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Roetzel states that the formality of black does not quite work with the informality of suede, and I agree completely. Brown suede only for me.Originally Posted by Ambulance Chaser
Agreed. I don't like black suede shoes and won't wear them, for the very reason you quote above. There are so many better choices than black suede....Originally Posted by thinman
Roetzel has a dated opinion that isnt shared by people/makers who believe black suede shoes look just fine with a dinner jacket, very similar to black velvet. Maybe its a regional thing. Also, when he wrote the book, Church's probably wasnt offering a black suede shoe in their collection and those who pay for history, write it..Originally Posted by Film_Noir_Buff
Originally Posted by Film_Noir_Buff
Well I guess I'm SOL on two accounts. I don't wear black suede shoes or black suits. I just can't think of a reason why I'd ever wear either.Originally Posted by aportnoy
I prefer any number of black or cordovan calfskin shoes rather than black reverse calfskin. For surface interest, I prefer some broguing (e.g. a punched captoe) to suede for black shoes in more casual situations. It may not be "hip", but I can live with that.Originally Posted by thinman