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Formality of burgundy shoes

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by gladhands, Jan 10, 2012.

  1. jonuiuc

    jonuiuc Active Member

    May 2, 2011
    I think I only prefer Burgundy shoes to brown with Navy Suits/Trousers. But I'm a creature of habit. Black/Charcoal = Black Shoe. Brown/Light Grey = Brown Shoe. Mid Grey=whatever. Blue (not navy)= Chili or Brown. I probably should mix it up, gotta find a combo that works though.

    As for formality, well,"Formality" seems to be a tricky word around here. The two criteria that work best for me are "looks good?" and "appropriate for setting?" Generally though, in most "formal" settings, a darker shoe is more appropriate. So maybe if the burgundy is darker than the brown (or vice versa) you could say its more formal?
  2. connor09

    connor09 Senior member

    Jul 26, 2011
    Stick to the basics, black and brown, burgundy works too.

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