Khaki Suit. What shoes?

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  1. okdc

    okdc Well-Known Member

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    I am wearing a khaki suit to my cousins wedding. I am planning on a solid, light blue shirt and a solid black tie. What shoes and belt would I wear with that? Black? No belt? Should I go with a solid blue tie in order to wear brown shoes?
     


  2. bigbris1

    bigbris1 Senior member

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    Let the shoes speak for themselves. Wear chestnut or museum browm.
     


  3. Fade to Black

    Fade to Black Senior member

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    i don't think a khaki suit is very appropriate for a wedding. My image of khaki suits is an item more to be worn as a casual suit, with softer round toe black laceups or even sneakers...

    but yeah the chestnut would be a good recommendation for something dressier. goes well with the blue too.
     


  4. dba

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    I would only wear the khaki if it was a daytime our outdoor event. I think either a black or brown show would be fine but if you go brown, definitely go with the navy tie and not black.
     


  5. okdc

    okdc Well-Known Member

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    Normally, I would wear a good blue suit with a fun shirt/tie combo, but the reception is outside, at a country wine inn and in a barn (no joke) somewhere in VT (near Quechee sp?) in late May. My cousin requested fun and fashionable, not conservative. It is what I like to call faux-casual. Casual settings, fancy food and decor.
     


  6. Dewey

    Dewey Senior member

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    Dirty bucks? Or some light brown. For sure no black I say.
     


  7. Concordia

    Concordia Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Should I go with a solid blue tie in order to wear brown shoes?

    Yes. Or a slightly more outrageous tie to go with brown shoes and belt.
     


  8. dba

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    yeah go brown cuz it's not in town
     


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    Khaki suit + dirty bucks = good stuff. It could hit 80 in NY today, so I decide to declare summer season open.

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    Don't wear a belt; wear suspenders. It will dress up a khaki suit for the wedding.

    I agree with the chestnut brown shoes.
     


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    rnoldh Senior member

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    Khaki suit + dirty bucks = good stuff. It could hit 80 in NY today, so I decide to declare summer season open.

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    Your look does look great and classic.

    But it also makes me wonder about a khaki suit and black tie to a wedding for the OP.

    IMO try to wear a different suit if you have one. To me even a nice odd coat (like a blue blazer) would be preferable. And if you have to wear the khaki suit to the wedding, do not do so in a black tie. I just don't see that looking very good.
     


  12. antirabbit

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    brown duh.
     


  13. bigbris1

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    Is your cousin's name Keith?
     


  14. RyanM

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    If you want to look like a GQ ad, just wear light brown shoes, and have the socks be a shade in between the shoes and suit.
     


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    lawyerdad Senior member

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    I like brown suede shoes with a khaki suit. For me, dirty bucks are a little too close in color to the color of the suit.
     


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