My wife always tells me black shoes with black pants, and since charcoal is a variation of black then black is the way to go. I usually wear brown shoes/belt with tan or brown pants. I often see that people do wear charcoal and brown... And I tried it on this and thought it looked quite nice... Tho I stuck to the black instead. When I say brown, my shoes are a cherry brown.... Do any of you do this? Also I usually wear a brown watch band or black watch band to match my shoes... If I can pull off charcoal pants and brown shoes, which watch is appropriate?