Light(er) blue suit...shoes

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  1. Blown01NJ

    Blown01NJ Senior member

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    Do these black cap toes work with this lighter blue suit? Its not Navy, but a little lighter. Would a brown shoe be a better idea?
     


  2. VinnyMac

    VinnyMac Senior member

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    The black shoes look fine. Whether brown shoes will look better depends on your taste, the shade of brown and the rest of your outfit.
     


  3. Matt S

    Matt S Senior member

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    Black shoes are perfectly fine with that suit, and probably what I would wear. Burgundy shoes would look good too. I'm not so sure about brown.
     


  4. Blown01NJ

    Blown01NJ Senior member

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    What color would you call that suit? Light Navy? Charcoal Blue?
     


  5. VinnyMac

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    It looks like a sharkskin blue suit that I have.
     


  6. Blown01NJ

    Blown01NJ Senior member

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    You wear it for social only or business as well?
     


  7. CrAz3D

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    I think the shoe color depends on the formality of the event. Uber business meeting = black. Casual business meeting = brown is okay.
     


  8. Allez Allez

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    I'm almost always wrong about these things, but I think that shade of blue is commonly referred to as air force blue and it really looks better with oxblood/burgundy shoes than black. Its not CBD, but i think you could wear it in most offices depending on where you live and the season. But like I said, I'm nearly always wrong.
     


  9. Blown01NJ

    Blown01NJ Senior member

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    Haha

    I'm always wrong too. What does CBD mean?
     


  10. Allez Allez

    Allez Allez Senior member

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    Conservative Business Dress.

    Its often hard to see colors on a screen, but to me your suit looks to be the same shade as this. I really like it, and apparently we are in good company.

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  11. Betelgeuse

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    I would use any brown colour, or marroon or camel I think it's the other colour. This is my opinion or taste if you want to see it that way, but I don't use blue with black shoes. It's a personal taste of mine. I know it's accepted, but I see a lot of peope here in Mexico with this combo that I find it boring, so I never use blue with black... not even jean with black shoes.
     


  12. ddsg

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    I have a suit in that color and I do find that burgundy works best with it.
     


  13. Scottyb06

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    I think a Bourbon or burgundy would work better but also think the blacks looks good enough not to justify purchasing another pair of shoes if you don't already have them.
     


  14. RogerP

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    Black is perfectly fine. Dark brown would work. Oxblood would rock.
     


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