Blue suit: black or brown shoes?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by BAYsic, Dec 30, 2007.

  1. TCN

    TCN Senior member

    Messages:
    1,505
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2004
  2. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

    Messages:
    24,365
    Likes Received:
    410
    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2007
    Black, well polished.
     
  3. penguin vic

    penguin vic Senior member

    Messages:
    596
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2007
    Location:
    Melbourne, Australia
    Will the Chief Justice really care whether you're wearing brown or black shoes? Provided they're not sneakers and not scuffed I suspect not ...
     
  4. JLibourel

    JLibourel Senior member

    Messages:
    8,608
    Likes Received:
    397
    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2004
    I note that a couple of posters have suggested the A-E Park Avenue in "dark brown." This shoe is not available in a truly dark brown. I believe the current color is "brown Antibes calf," which is more a medium-brown than a dark brown. The PA used to be offered in brown Eversnow calf, which I thought was an altogether richer, more elegant color. The now-defunct A-E Byron was offered in dark brown and might be more appropriate in this role. (I suspect some may still be available from the outlets and elsewhere).
     
  5. Orsini

    Orsini Senior member

    Messages:
    1,331
    Likes Received:
    12
    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2007
    Location:
    Redondo Beach, California, USA
    hahaha you sound just like the career counselors at my school! I think your advice is right on point, I'll save the "style" for another day (maybe after I get the job...)
    Also see: http://www.styleforum.net/showthread...224#post787224
     
  6. lakewolf

    lakewolf Senior member

    Messages:
    5,166
    Likes Received:
    7
    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2006
    Location:
    Zurich, Switzerland
    high polished black with dark blue socks = business
    dark brown with maroon socks = dandish
    light brown with colored/patterned socks = fopish
     
  7. lasbar

    lasbar Senior member

    Messages:
    26,133
    Likes Received:
    1,626
    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2006
    Location:
    FOLKESTONE
    All the answers given to you are great....

    In your position ,i will go for black ..You're not trying to be seen as a sharp dresser but as reliable individual...
    Conformity is the buzzword for you in that situation...

    In a more relaxed environment ,burgundy ,blueish patina ,cordovan and so on are the signs of a more experienced dresser...
     
  8. BAYsic

    BAYsic Active Member

    Messages:
    25
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2007
    Went with black, job was offered on the spot!!! Thanks guys.
     
  9. lasbar

    lasbar Senior member

    Messages:
    26,133
    Likes Received:
    1,626
    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2006
    Location:
    FOLKESTONE
    Congratulations..

    All the best for your future career..
     
  10. josepidal

    josepidal Senior member

    Messages:
    1,924
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2006
    Location:
    Boston, MA
    "Interview" or "Chief Justice" alone would have implied black cap toes, and you used both in the same sentence.
     
  11. lasbar

    lasbar Senior member

    Messages:
    26,133
    Likes Received:
    1,626
    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2006
    Location:
    FOLKESTONE
    A chief justice with tan shoes? Only in Miami..
     
  12. mhdena

    mhdena Senior member

    Messages:
    209
    Likes Received:
    10
    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2008
    All the answers given to you are great....

    In your position ,i will go for black ..You're not trying to be seen as a sharp dresser but as reliable individual...
    Conformity is the buzzword for you in that situation...

    In a more relaxed environment ,burgundy ,blueish patina ,cordovan and so on are the signs of a more experienced dresser...


    What type experience would "saddle shoes" portray?

    And what exactly do you mean by experienced dresser, other than one who dresses himself? lol
     
  13. lasbar

    lasbar Senior member

    Messages:
    26,133
    Likes Received:
    1,626
    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2006
    Location:
    FOLKESTONE
    You're a funny guy..
     
  14. James Bond

    James Bond Senior member

    Messages:
    1,089
    Likes Received:
    1
    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2005
    Location:
    Omaha
    What type experience would "saddle shoes" portray?


    Well, if the spikes are removed from the soles:

    [​IMG]
     
  15. bowtielover

    bowtielover Senior member

    Messages:
    2,376
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    Nov 1, 2007
    Location:
    Cincinnati OH
    Keeping in mind that black and navy together is a major don't, it is obvious that you should go with the brown shoes.
     

Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by