Brown Shoes with Gray suit?

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  1. demeis

    demeis Senior member

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    So i was about to leave for my intership today and i'm wearing a gray nailhead suit with Dark Brown punch Cap toe grenson and my mom was said it looked awful? I know not to listen to women but i was wondering if she was right?
     


  2. Roy

    Roy Senior member

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    Italians wear brown shoes under every suit [​IMG]
     


  3. Mike C.

    Mike C. Senior member

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    Your mom was wrong.
     


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    Ambulance Chaser Senior member

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    Unless your mom is Jil Sander or Donna Karan, I would not follow her fashion advice, both in this specific case and in general.
     


  5. demeis

    demeis Senior member

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    What i thought, just wanted to make sure, thanks for the responses
     


  6. marc237

    marc237 Senior member

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    To me, brown is far more visually interesting than black. The different shades and the way that is catches different light can be quite attractive. I am a big fan of brown shoes with gray and blue suits.
     


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    imageWIS Senior member

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    Well, I wear black shoes with blue pants / suits...when do right can look quite good.

    Jon.
     


  8. johnnynorman3

    johnnynorman3 Senior member

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    Black looks far better with a blue suit than with a grey suit, in my opinion. The darker the suit, the better black will look with it, I have found. Thus, while I would wear black shoes with charcoal (I more often wear brown shoes with charcoal, and split evenly between black and brown w/ navy blue), I would never wear black shoes with anything lighter than that, except possibly during the evening or to court.
     


  9. marc237

    marc237 Senior member

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    I routinely wear brown shoes to court - federal and state- throughout the country. While the vast majority of lawyers I have seen wear only black shoes to court, a few wear very, very nice brown with blue or grey suits. I remember in Denver a senior partner type in a magnificent gray pinstripe with a light shade of brown broques. Worked very well.
     


  10. Kai

    Kai Senior member

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    Dark brown is the most elegant color of shoes to wear with a grey suit.
     


  11. MilanoStyle

    MilanoStyle Senior member

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    I am wearing brown cap toe and Gray Zegna suit now.
    Brown shoes are just beautiful.
     


  12. scnupe7

    scnupe7 Senior member

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    I am wearing brown captoes with gray trousers as well.

    I agree with MilanoStyle in that brown shoes are beautiful. I almost exclusively wear brown shoes with navy and gray trousers these days.
     


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    Damn that was a cold statement.
     


  14. Roy

    Roy Senior member

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    Imho brogues shouldn't be worn under a suit. Doesn't matter what colour they are.
     


  15. MilanoStyle

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    I am thinking of wearing brown/chilli colored shoes with all color of suits...
     


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