Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by SVS, Sep 3, 2012.
Do black cap toes look good anything other than a suit? Can the really be worn with anything else?
They are work shoes.
If you do not need to work suits to work, then with wool trousers and a business shirt.
Outside of work or any suit environment, no.
khakis + black cap toe or plain toe blucher is a classic combination...
Really? I've heard a lot of people say black with khakis looks wrong.
Edit: I tend to agree...
Guess it's an open question here.
A lot of igents maybe.
But black shoes with khaki or black shoes with navy suits are standard military uniforms.
And should be standard elsewhere.
Well, for what it's worth, I find black with navy perfectly acceptable, while I see a lot of (casual) knakis (chinos) with too-formal, black shoes. Perhaps the fault lies in the pants, rather than the combination.
You of course meant black captoe, in calf leather.
Try black suede. It's quite versatile and eye catching.
black suede penny loafer in one of those square toe lasts...
Black with khaki as a color combination is about as awful as you can get. The military does it because they do not care about the color coordination, they just want things to look uniform. Black is more uniform and formal than ten different shades of nicely antiqued brown, and so, appearance be damned, they go with black.
When wearing khaki, brown or burgundy. Period. Black shoes with khaki makes you look like a clueless office drone who only owns one pair of dress shoes.
Black shoes go well with any shade of gray, often olive, and in some cases navy. As for the captoe specifically, I would limit black captoes to suits or wool trousers in those colors- Anything less formal would look awkward with such a formal shoe, and you should switch to a loafer or something with a lot of brouging.
Maybe you should check those light brown with Navy pix @ WAYWRN threak. Or better yet, Del Toro Shoes...
Black plain/cap toe blucher with Khaki is fine. So are black LWB or other casual makeups.
here we go...
Navy is a different color from black, and while I'm not really a fan of light brown shoes with dark navies, it can work. With lighter shades of navy, it depends on the shoe, but is a safer combination. However, the question of navy with tan shoes is still completely irrelevant to the question of whether black shoes go with khaki.
Quite simply, I have never seen a black shoe paired with a khaki colored pant, in any material, that looked good. In any context. I've seen black shoes convincingly paired with a lot of colors, including brown and (in a somewhat less universally shared opinion on this forum) blue, but I have never seen them paired well with khaki. It's like trying to pair a bright orange tie with a pink shirt, or something equally ridiculous. Can't be done, unless you're living in some alternate reality where the normal rules of color don't apply.
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