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Black suit/brown shoes?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by vvoc, Jun 17, 2007.

  1. AR_Six

    AR_Six Senior member

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    i just want to hear peoples opinions about wearing a black suit
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  2. Geste

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    i just want to hear peoples opinions about wearing a black suit with brown monkstraps? im assuming its a no no...how about a blazer blazer, jeans and brown monkstraps? thanks

    I think the ONLY way to pull this off is that; if the shoes are brown wear a brown-belt (as close to the shoe hue if possible), a brown/ beige-toned shirt - and tie if appropriate. my 2 cents.
     
  3. wurlwyde

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    Someone should throw up a picture of it working. I've never seen it work well.
     
  4. db_ggmm

    db_ggmm Senior member

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    Interesting, I have the opposite view. I wear black jeans and dark brown boots occasionally and like it. I wouldn't wear light brown shoes and black pants however.

    Raw black jeans tend to lend themselves to brown boots more easily as the denim often has a significant amount of indigo dye.

    Most people would dress better if they would Goodwill everything they own that is black. I'm exaggerating, but my wardrobe is better for it.
     
  5. escarole

    escarole Senior member

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    No brown shoes with black pants.


    this is just wrong.

    you can pull it off easily, and i think it's a great look, just be sure to wear a brown belt (this should be obvious). contrast socks. i personally think a lighter tone brown looks very good with black.

    it's also an interesting change of pace. the black/black deal is timeless and all that but can be boring as well.
     
  6. escarole

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    I think the ONLY way to pull this off is that; if the shoes are brown wear a brown-belt (as close to the shoe hue if possible), a brown/ beige-toned shirt - and tie if appropriate. my 2 cents.

    also wrong! you really don't want to get too "earthy" with it. a refreshing light blue looks great. white too. really anything neutral is going to look great. i dont know what 1/2 the people in this thread are talking about honestly. are we dressing for a funeral or something?
     
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    My thinking exactly. Brown shoes are great. The black suit is the problem. Other than tuxedos and undertakers black is out of order.
     
  8. a-rock

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    Only way I can imagine it working is in a sprezzatura sort of way, like something from Satorialist. My guess is it can come off only one of two ways. Either you look like you don't know how to dress, or you look like you're trying too hard.

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  9. Andrew.Wall62

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    Brown and Black aren't the best combination.

    I'd stay away from it.
     
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    Esquire thinks this guy pulled off the brown shoes with the black suit well enough to be considered for the best dressed real man in America, and IMHO I think it looks pretty damn slick
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  11. julius12

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    The rule of not mixing black with brown exists for a reason. Sure it can work, but at best I think it can look ok. Why settle for ok when you can have a great color combination by choosing a different color combo?
     
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    ^^^not feeling the look. great shoes, horrible tux. the brown piping brings the shoes in well, but it's still brown piping. black and brown only looks good together on a doberman.
     
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    Mauro Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    I love black with brown. Chocolate shoes with a black suit, fuck yah.
     
  15. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Senior member

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    but what about merely a black blazer, jeans and brown shoes?

    There's really nothing good about this combination.
     
  16. UrbanAesthetics

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    Why not. Fuck it and go for it...
     
  17. meso

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    Why not. Fuck it and go for it...

    All the pics so far have looked terrible.
    Brown shoes with jeans, sure.
    With formal black outfits? Not convinced.
    So far all these guys look like they want to put some kinda individualistic twist on the tux but fail miserably.
     

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