Gray Suit and Brown Shoes?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by hugomano, Jul 15, 2007.

  1. il vecchio

    il vecchio Senior member

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    Ignore this. It's a troll
     


  2. NoVaguy

    NoVaguy Senior member

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    Anyone agree?

    No.
     


  3. knowsnothin

    knowsnothin Senior member

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    No

    Same here. No.
     


  4. Will

    Will Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    It's gotten to the point that I only like black shoes with a gray flannel suit that has a black reversed chalk stripe. The rest of the time, I prefer brown during the day. Particularly with blue suits.
     


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    Brown shoes with a gray suit is an excellent combo.
     


  6. DocHolliday

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    It's gotten to the point that I only like black shoes with a gray flannel suit that has a black reversed chalk stripe. The rest of the time, I prefer brown during the day. Particularly with blue suits.

    Will, I'm a bit surprised! I love brown shoes, but sometimes I think black doesn't get enough love around here. Variety is the spice of life ...
     


  7. aportnoy

    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Will, I'm a bit surprised! I love brown shoes, but sometimes I think black doesn't get enough love around here. Variety is the spice of life ...

    I bought two pair of black shoes from the recent EG sale, the first black shoes I've bought since I don't know when.

    They were calling to me.
     


  8. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Black shoes have been growing on me lately too. That said, brown shoes are lovely with gray suits.
     


  9. Singular

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    I use brown to just about everything - it goes well with every colour. The only exception is formalwear...

    /M
     


  10. Cantabrigian

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    I love brown shoes, but sometimes I think black doesn't get enough love around here. Variety is the spice of life ...

    +1

    I don't really like black shoes with a dark navy suit but sometimes black shoes are the much better choice or add some pleasant variety.
     


  11. Artisan Fan

    Artisan Fan Suitsupply-sider

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    I think black shoes don't get much love here as members are aware of the almost infinite variations of brown versus one shade of black. [​IMG]

    The patinas, the antiquing possibilities, the richness, the color of a well made brown shoe is unbeatable to me.

    Perhaps worse than the color issue is the fact that black shoes are quite common.
     


  12. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think black shoes don't get much love here as members are aware of the almost infinite variations of brown versus one shade of black. [​IMG]

    The patinas, the antiquing possibilities, the richness, the color of a well made brown shoe is unbeatable to me.

    Perhaps worse than the color issue is the fact that black shoes are quite common.


    Yes, but a well-made black shoe will always outshine its unfortunate glue-job brethren. As with a quality navy suit, the craftsmanship and styling speak volumes. There's a wonderful simplicity to black shoes, and they can be used very effectively to complete a sleek, streamlined look that is, to my mind, the definition of high style. Think classic mid-century cool.

    I have no need for a closet filled with black shoes, but a few pairs, well chosen and put to good use, can be unbeatably stylish.
     


  13. NoVaguy

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    Will, I'm a bit surprised! I love brown shoes, but sometimes I think black doesn't get enough love around here. Variety is the spice of life ...

    i wear black shoes a lot - probably more than most people here do.... my black chelseas and black monkstraps get heavy wear and will need a resoling or new topy soon.
     


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    I think black shoes look great with a dark grey or dark navy suit. That being said, I most often prefer some shade of brown.
     


  15. Artisan Fan

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    Very true Doc. [​IMG]
     


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