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Matching laptop bag with shoes?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by CSantos, May 17, 2012.

  1. Needsmoreshoes

    Needsmoreshoes Senior member

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    Actually I'm glad you said that; I think that black and brown leather (such as the aforementioned black trim) can go together really well - I was merely addressing the general consensus towards matching black and brown.
     
  2. kev647

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    Hahaha. I think I will. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk HD
     
  3. TimelesStyle

    TimelesStyle Senior member

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    I don't really think it matters. The only leathers I make an effort to match are belt and shoes. My wallet is navy, my laptop bag brown and most of my brace attachments black, yet I wear a variety of brown shoes (from sand to chestnut to chocolate) as well as black ones.

    Finally, for the love of all that is holy, unless you are a policeman or airline pilot, please don't do the tie-sans-jacket look (especially with dress pants). A jacket without a tie is the same level of formality but would never risk you being confused with one who sells cell phones at a mall kiosk, traffics in pre-owned vehicles without a warranty or is a recently promoted assistant supervisor at RiteAid.
     
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    MJP2448 Well-Known Member

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    CSantos Member

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    Maybe you were looking at a previous post about me wanting to wear a tie and dress pants to a design firm interview? :)

    Actually, I just learned elsewhere online that one ideally should not wear a shirt/tie without a jacket to an interview; sports coat or suit jacket, so I am glad you confirmed that fashion rule.

    I dont plan on getting a suit because a few designers I have chatted with say it's not necessary for our profession, but I will get a sports coat (a summery one) to go with my shirt and tie and slacks.

    I will carry it over my shoulder and only wear it when i get to the interview because, as it stands, its going to get really hot soon here in NYC!

    Thanks for the other advice as well about bags. I think I might invest in a dark chocolate messenger that i can wear with both black shoes and brown ones. :)
     
  6. TimelesStyle

    TimelesStyle Senior member

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    Was that in reference to my post? Not sure what was so offensive about it...
     
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  7. TimelesStyle

    TimelesStyle Senior member

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    Well, if weather is a concern, perhaps a vest instead of a jacket? And if you're afraid the jacket/tie is too formal then could you perhaps do dark jeans/jacket/knit tie, or are these not jeans environments?
     

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