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brown shoes, black tie and belt with charcoal suit?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by cdumas10, Oct 15, 2009.

  1. cdumas10

    cdumas10 Member

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    I just picked up my first suit. I'm just curious if it would look off to wear
    brown shoes, a black belt and tie with a dark charcoal suit? Shirt colour will very
    from white, pale blue and lavander.
    I've been thinking of getting a pair of dark brown lace up as it would look good
    with the suit however, I'm unsure if it will clash with a black belt and tie. Should
    I just stick with black lace ups?
     


  2. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Distinguished Member

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    Stick with black.
     


  3. mkarim

    mkarim Distinguished Member

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    I just picked up my first suit. I'm just curious if it would look off to wear
    brown shoes, a black belt and tie with a dark charcoal suit? Shirt colour will very
    from white, pale blue and lavander.
    I've been thinking of getting a pair of dark brown lace up as it would look good
    with the suit however, I'm unsure if it will clash with a black belt and tie. Should
    I just stick with black lace ups?


    The belt should match the shoes. Brown shoes are good for non-conservative settings. However, for job interviews and conservative work environments (banking, law firm, etc.), I'd go with black shoes (and black belt).
     


  4. kuwisdelu

    kuwisdelu Senior Member

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    Belt and shoes should match. If you go brown, I'd probably wear a more interesting tie. I'd probably wear a more interesting tie anyway.
     


  5. cdumas10

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    that's what I figured.
    Something just seems off about black shoes with the charcoal. I guess I'm just use to wearing
    black slacks.
     


  6. David K

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    I agree, the belt should match the shoes. My rule of thumb is that brown shoes go with black trousers and sport coats, but not vice versa.
     


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    Pahreen Well-Known Member

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    I agree, the belt should match the shoes. My rule of thumb is that brown shoes go with black trousers and sport coats, but not vice versa.
    I'm sorry, what?
     


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    wear a different color tie
     


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