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Brown pin-stripe suit, what color shoes?

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What color and style of shoes, belt and hosiery would you guys wear with this suit? Â It is a double vented, Hugo Boss in Super 150's. I have worn it with black belt/black cap toes and it looks good. Â I tried some black slip-ons I have, did not look right. Any other thoughts?
 

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Definitely brown or even tan.
 

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I wear it with dark brown shoes, a matching dark brown belt, and charcoal brown socks.
 

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It's hard to tell from the photo what shade of brown the suit is, but my best guess is that it would look good with a range of brown shoes, especially darker browns. Â I would not wear black shoes with a brown suit. As to what styles are appropriate, I would say the same styles that are appropriate for any business suit. Â What styles those are has been discussed in considerable detail in lots of other threads. Â While everyone is not in perfect agreement, but the majority opinion recommends lace-ups including plain-toe, cap-toe, and wingtips. Or see this thread: Black shoes with a brown suit, Ca va? Regards, dan
 

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If you guys dont mind, shoot some links to shoes that you have in mind (style/color).

The suit is a darker brown, with a chalk like blue pinstripe.
 

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Sometimes I like to wear black shoes with a brown suit, just to be contrary. But it probably wouldn't work with that suit. To "chocolaty". You need a darker "town brown."
 

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Some brown wholecuts would look great. Here is a pair of mine, by Crockett and Jones.
 

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If you guys dont mind, shoot some links to shoes that you have in mind (style/color).
The first thing that I thought of when I saw that suit was a dark brown plain-toe bal with a floating medallion from Grenson (Stuart's Choice) that I bought a couple of years ago. Unfortunately, I can't find a picture anywhere. There are any number of different shoe styles that I would wear with that suit. The wholecut idea already posted is excellent. This Martegani shoe from Franco's in Richmond would also work well:
(It's actually darker and less reddish than the picture would indicate). Any variety of cap-toes and wing-tips would also be good. The sky's the limit.
 

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I like that suit. In a recent Burberry thread I asked a question about a very similar suit that they made. For some reason that color combination really appeals to me. Dark brown shoes would be my first choice with that suit.
 

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Just make sure the dark brown shoes are of a darker brown than the suit, and you should be fine. Black is another option, but I'd go with the dark brown first.
 

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Chocolate brown suede cap toes
That would be thoroughly foul. Yuk.

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