Can black and brown live together?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by jeep4wdva, Oct 2, 2004.

  1. jeep4wdva

    jeep4wdva Member

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    A question that his plaguing me for at least a good five minutes:

    Is 'OK' to wear brown shoes when you also have on a black shirt/sweater?  Example:  tan khakis, black sweater - which shoes?  

    From the Far Side of the World,
    Bryan
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  2. Leo Jay

    Leo Jay Senior member

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    I'd probably go with cordovan, if that's an option, but any shade of 'brown' would certainly be better than black with khakis, regardless of the sweater.

    In fact I can't imagine ANY color of chinos -- tan, khaki, olive, white... even black, frankly -- for which a black shoe would trump something in the cordovan or brown families.

    But I'm eager to be persuaded otherwise...
     


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    Ed13 Senior member

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    It might be a fashion mistake to some but I would wear a heavy black brogue. At times I like the contrast that black offers with chinos.
     


  4. jeep4wdva

    jeep4wdva Member

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    OK, let me take it a step further: black turtleneck with casual pants. Does that change things?

    Thanks.
    Bryan
    jeep4wdva
    fashion neophyte
     


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