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Matching Brown Shoes with clothing

tictactoe

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Hi,

I have always worn Grey (all shades), navy blue, pin stripe suits and when I am not wearing suits - its always trousers in similar colors. Most of my shirts are white (with a few exception of sky blue or some other very light color). I have always used black shoes and black belts matched with a black leather bag or a black laptop bag.

I am these days fancying brown shoes (tan / brown etc.). I am not sure if I need to wear brown trousers / suit to go with it? How do I match the belt? Can I wear my existing suits / trousers with brown shoes? What do you think would appropriate matches with brown shoes?

cheers,
 

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blue suits compliment brown shoes/belt...
 

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Originally Posted by tictactoe
Hi,
What do you think would appropriate matches with brown shoes?

cheers,


Most anything besides black. Take a look through the WAYWRN thread for examples.
 

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I think my black flannel wool trousers matches my dark brown shoes very well. The shoes stands out. I like it the same way I like how a camel/light brown scarf matches a black coat.
 

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Originally Posted by tictactoe
I am these days fancying brown shoes (tan / brown etc.).
  1. I am not sure if I need to wear brown trousers / suit to go with it?
  2. How do I match the belt?
  3. Can I wear my existing suits / trousers with brown shoes?
  4. What do you think would appropriate matches with brown shoes?

cheers,


  1. Contrasting colours (your existing suits & pants) will work fine.
  2. The belt doesn't have to perfectly match the shoe colour. A complimentary colour will be fine.
  3. Yes.
  4. Avoid black and avoid a pant colour too close to the colour of the brown/tan shoes you wear.
  5. Welcome to Styleforum tictactoe.
 

tictactoe

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Thanks everyone. Let me try this out.

I am a bit jittery about buying brown shoes (I have never bought any after school - they were the uniform then). Also, its quite a bit of investment...
 

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