Brogued belt with Brogued shoes?

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  1. SNLMODLER

    SNLMODLER Well-Known Member

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    I just got some AE Strands in walnut. These are my first shoes with any sort of broguing. Are you supposed to wear a belt that has broguing on it with shoes like this? I personally do not like the look of broguing on a belt, but nordstrom has an AE belt on sale that matches these shoes. Opinions?
     
  2. malat

    malat Senior member

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    Nope. Not a requirement. Find a belt you like that's similar in color and you'll be fine. I go for simple leather belts from Banana Republic for 90% off (their typical sales)
     
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    Personally I think it's optional. Wear what you like! I wear my AE brogues with a basic wide dress belt and it seems work just fine! if anyone else has opinions, I'd be open to them as well.
     
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    Of course not. I don't think I've ever even seen a brogued belt.
     
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    sbergl Well-Known Member

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    Go simple on the belt. Over-decorated belts can do more to ruin a look than to improve it.
     
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    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I wear the same mid-brown belt 90 percent of the time. Makes life simpler.
     
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    They're actually rather tastefully done.

    I have 3 plain brown belts (walnut, chili and mid brown) that I use. I wouldn't mind getting one of the AE Manistee ones though. Matches my Fifth Aves well!
     
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    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I look with suspicion upon any excessively ornamented belt. Or even slightly ornamented belt.
     
  9. SNLMODLER

    SNLMODLER Well-Known Member

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    Those are the ones they had on sale at nordstrom. I am not really a fan of that belt. I think I will get the AE Wide Belt in Walnut when I can find one on sale. Until then I guess I will not wear the strands.

    Off topic it is nice to have these shoes as I am finally gettibng somewhat of a shoe collection. AE Delrays, park aves and the strands. Ferragamo loafers, gucci loafers, cole haan loafers, and some bruno magli slip on rubber soled joints.
     
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    MyOtherLife Senior member

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    I agree that a belt of a complimentary colour will do the job fine. I have 2 brogue belts (1 brown, 1 burgundy) that I bought ages ago.
    They get very little wear but I do enjoy them from time to time. Some would think it overkill but one in brown provides a nice occasional option.
     
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    Make sure all the leather in your entire wardrobe are EXACT color match (shoes, belt, watch band), all the metals are exact color.
     
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    Quadcammer Senior member

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    yeah, no
     
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    OP, I'm sure you cannot go wrong with a brogue pattern belt, but it isn't a choice written in stone. Those linked by 'Unregistered' look swell.
     
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    Shawl Lapel Senior member

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    FYI I found a belt at Lord and Taylor that perfectly matches the Walnut Strands for about $30 instead of the $100 from AE.
     

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