Dark brown shoes for dark navy suit?

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  1. Moss

    Moss Senior member

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    Make sure your brown shoes are well polished or the combination with a navy suit fails. As stated above, for an interview or other similar business setting, black cap toes or punch caps are a must.
     
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    If the brown is dark, it is probably fine. Burgundy is better. Black is the safest choice. Don't do anything close to walnut.
     


  3. cloud25

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    Are these shoes ok for interviews? Dark enough?

    http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/...ds?ID=221171&CategoryID=55639#fn=sp=1&spc=226

    (additional 25% + $10 off on top of sale so it's pretty cheap)

    I know they're pretty crappy but this is only my first pair. I don't intend on wearing them everyday, only to interviews so they hopefully won't wear out too quickly. Once I do get a job, then I'll invest in some AE's everybody is talking about. If this color still doesn't work, then I'll be happy to stick with black!
     
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    Jr Mouse Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Dark brown shoes and navy suit are fine for an interview. If that's what you have, wear them with confidence and spend your time worrying about the interview itself and not your shoes.
     


  5. SirGrotius

    SirGrotius Senior member

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    Looks good bro. Good luck with the interview! Make sure everything fits well (get your suit tailored) and you're well on your way to success. :)
     


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    cbbuff Senior member

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    The proper shoe for a suit is an oxford (a/k/a balmoral), those are bluchers. Oxfords have closed lacing, while bluchers are open laced. Look at a Park Ave for comparison. I would suggest the Balmoral/oxford for your first pair.

    I also think the oxfords just look better, but reality is most people will not notice. I see people in suit with loafers al the time.
     


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    Agree. Way too tight and same with the shoulders.

    But keep in mind the guy looks young and that's the "style". Slim lapels, 4" wide leg openings and shoulders that are 3" too tight.

    Us older guys are just different?
     


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    The suit's too tight for my liking, and but I'd rather go with burgundy shoes than brown.
     


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    Fair enough, but I'm only just about to turn 20, and I think that style of suiting looks shit. However, the only super bad thing about Chiggah's suit is those hideous shoulders. Otherwise, it's shit, but not that shit, meaning, it's good for Topman.
     
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  11. jamesny

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    What is up with too skinny suits? Can you breathe in those?
     


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    I don't know. In theory, it sounds like a plausible possibility though.
     


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    Eh....the young, asian kids seem to be able to get away with wearing the skinny suits. I think it looks off-the-rack-ok on him. I hate the tie and the shirt needs work, but he drinks corona so I give him a jackie chan hall pass.
     


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    Since when is drinking corona is a good thing?
     


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