How does this grey suit brown shoe combo look?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by jhilly8982, Jun 6, 2011.

  1. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Senior member

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    Welcome to Styleforum kp970
     
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    That shoe is well worn and appeare to me to be red...

    Cordo-#8 or burgundy.
     
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    Why do you only wear shoes 4 times a year? Do you run around in running shoes and flip-flops for the other 361 days? Trade up and wear shoes every day.
     
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    Why do you only wear shoes 4 times a year? Do you run around in running shoes and flip-flops for the other 361 days? Trade up and wear shoes every day.

    Well I stand on my feet 8 hours a day in a trading pit, running shoes are a must.
     
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    According to my opinion gray suit brown shoe combo looks very beautiful I very much like the color of the shoes; they are fine and would look nice with that suit.
     
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    Can't find a pair on ebay in my size for $230, they have used pairs but buying used shoes is like buying used underwear in my opinion. Only other option is to buy them at the AE store for $295 plus 9% tax (thank you Chicago)

    I paid $119 for the Cole Haan's.


    if you want decent looking shoes but absolutely don't want to pay the money for decent construction, check these out?

    http://us.asos.com/ASOS-ASOS-Vintage...9ndWVzL1Byb2Qv
     
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    Haha, really? Anything specific that would warrant going back to the drawing boards?

    Since you are going to a wedding (or two), wear a white shirt and dark tie combo if the reception is in the evening. If it is in the afternoon, swap the dark tie with a lighter colour.

    Invest in a pair of dark brown round-toed shoes. It will be versatile enough to wear in other occasions.
     
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    Well I stand on my feet 8 hours a day in a trading pit, running shoes are a must.

    That can be argued.

    However, I'm assuming you have a life outside of work. Do you never go out to dinner, go to a bar, hang out with friends, walk, shop, etc? Shoes can and should be worn for any of those occasions.
     
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    I'm sure I'm late to this, but: go with the flow, i.e., wife say, you do. Although she may change her mind when you tell her you're going to drop $700 on some new shoes. Usually, darker brown is the way to go, but it's hard to tell the shade of the suit in the pics.

    Look around here for some ideas on shoe styles.
     
  10. WUKILLABEEZ78

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    If you're not looking to go all out their are plenty of brands that give you a classic look without spending too much money. Check out these: http://www.menswearhouse.com/webapp/...1_?cm_vc=10667

    I've worn them and they are very comfortable and are durable (esp. if you don't dress up often). You can get both the Burgundy Wingtips and the Black Cap-Toe for about $200. Wingtips and Cap-Toes always look nice.
     
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    This thread is sadly typical of someone who is on the verge of entering a better world but is afraid to walk through its doorway. j
    hilly8982, I'll try to reach you one last tiime, and this will be over-kill but you need it.

    There are 2 men going to climb Mt. Everest. One man knows the dangers and saves his money to buy the premium pakage, which would be the finest equipment, his own personal Sherpa guide (who may also save his life), an extra bottle of oxygen and the best quality boots which cost $1,000.00. He recognizes the worth of his feet and has no problem paying $100 per toe for those boots.
    The other man plays it cheap. He buys the cheapest equipment, no Sherpa or extra oxygen and buys only the $500.00 pair of inferior boots, failing to recognize his own worth, let alone the worth of his toes..
    The man who bought the best comes back alive to family & friends with a wonderous story to tell.
    The other man freezes to death and is still on Mt. Everest, frozen solid with his cheap boots on.

    There is the phrase 'living well'. You don't have to be wealthy to buy at least one or two nice pairs of shoes. Once the pain of the price has subsided, you will have years and years of great joy; a joy that comes from showing respect for yourself, owning a few nice things and receiving compliments from others. Better to have a few good quality items than a lot of inferior ones.
     
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    Ok, I think you are taking this way to seriously. This is not a life or death situation, these are shoes, they won't make or break me. As far as the money goes, I could care less how much they cost, I dont recall ever making that big a deal about it. I was apprehensive at first but in the long the money isn't an issue.

    As far as enjoying finer things in life, again it doesn't make you a better man but it is nice to treat yourself. That being said, I do enjoy the finer things, I drive a German auto, a damn nice one at that, own tens of thousands of dollars in watches and the wife and I enjoy a pretty lux and carefree lifestyle, made possible by my hardwork and determination. A pair of shoes will never be a fork in the road for me, the right pair will never lead me down the right path, just like top of the line equipment will not get you to the top of Everest, it helps but the man wearing that gear must be able to walk the talk and not just talk the walk.
     
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    Wait, so you drive a nice car an have a nice watch collection etc, but you don't own a decent pair of shoes?

    What do you wear when taking the wife out to dinner or the theater? How do you go through live without a decent pair of shoes without feeling a deep sense of shame for wearing Crocs at LeBernadin?
     
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    I have decent shoes, I normally wore black shoes, I have a Johnston and murphy cap toe Oxford in black that I normally wear with suits or dress pants and some trendy Kenneth Coles sneaker type shoes or red wing boots to wear with jeans. Also have a pair or two of jcrew casual lace ups in a suede material in light and dark brown.

    Until a couple days ago I guess I didn't really know what constitutes a good pair of shoes, still don't entirely know, not sure I entirely care. I was just looking for some advice, found out my shoes were hideous and am now going to see where that takes me. I will most likely end up buying some AE's.
     
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    Ok, I think you are taking this way to seriously. This is not a life or death situation, these are shoes, they won't make or break me. As far as the money goes, I could care less how much they cost, I dont recall ever making that big a deal about it. I was apprehensive at first but in the long the money isn't an issue.

    As far as enjoying finer things in life, again it doesn't make you a better man but it is nice to treat yourself. That being said, I do enjoy the finer things, I drive a German auto, a damn nice one at that, own tens of thousands of dollars in watches and the wife and I enjoy a pretty lux and carefree lifestyle, made possible by my hardwork and determination. A pair of shoes will never be a fork in the road for me, the right pair will never lead me down the right path, just like top of the line equipment will not get you to the top of Everest, it helps but the man wearing that gear must be able to walk the talk and not just talk the walk.


    You've obviously got the dough and appreciate nice things but you do seem to be making a big deal about not buying a good pair of shoes but it's your money and you can make your own choices and buy what you want or not as the case may be.
     

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