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Nobilis Animus

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I prefer oxblood over dark brown, probably because I have more navy suit than dark grey/charcoal
Interesting thing about suit colours: I tend to like very dark charcoals and blues, but one of my favourites is a charcoal-brown. Basically a brown with black or dark charcoal woven into the fabric. It's a rare colour, and because of this works equally well with black, oxblood, and most shades of brown.
 

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I have a pair of dark chocolate that I’ve been pairing with charcoal suits lately and like it. I used to stick strictly to black or oxblood for those suits, but the deep brown is nice.

at the end of the day, to me, it is an every day thing to put on a suit. And none of it is permanent, so trying new combos is part of the enjoyment. Some work, some don’t. For the ones that don’t, whatever, just don’t do it again.
 

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Please, for the love of all things holy, don't start this same argument here. Keep it contained in that other shit show of a thread.
Which thread is that discussion going on in?
 

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I have a pair of dark chocolate that I’ve been pairing with charcoal suits lately and like it. I used to stick strictly to black or oxblood for those suits, but the deep brown is nice.

at the end of the day, to me, it is an every day thing to put on a suit. And none of it is permanent, so trying new combos is part of the enjoyment. Some work, some don’t. For the ones that don’t, whatever, just don’t do it again.
Imagine if you were welded to one suit combination. What would you choose?
 

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Imagine if you were welded to one suit combination. What would you choose?
ha! Exactly! Too difficult.

to play the game: navy suit, oxblood shoes (oxfords of course), matching belt, light blue shirt, burgundy tie.

but fortunately we aren’t married to one outfit so we get to play with something new every day!

I was thinking that the navy and black shoes, has that Kingsman look. I do it all the time, not a bad look, but it lacks a little bit of style.
 

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So people: anyone else a fan of black linen trousers, for summer or otherwise?
 

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Yes, good stuff.
It's funny, because they seem like just a bit of a contradiction, being dark and a summer fabric. But I happen to like darker trousers anyway and something about them just seems right.
 

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Should I wear tan oxfords with dark navy chinos though?


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Only if you happen to prefer the public ostracization and dismay of small, public school children and other creatures with delicate sensibilities, like the graceful Amazilia tobaci.
 

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Imagine if you were welded to one suit combination. What would you choose?
Medium Grey with a (subtle) Glen Plaid, light blue shirt with sterling silver cuff links, Oxblood Oxfords and belt, red (not Burgundy) Grenadine Fina tie and a white Belgian linen pocket square (maybe red piping on the edge; maybe not).
 

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I have a pair of dark chocolate that I’ve been pairing with charcoal suits lately and like it. I used to stick strictly to black or oxblood for those suits, but the deep brown is nice.
I have always been partial to oxblood. If I put on an otherwise bland ensemble, but have oxblood shoes on, it’s still a little bit interesting, to me at least. This is particularly the case with cordovan oxblood.

Dark chocolate suede has been my big footwear discovery of the last five years; I think Simon
Crompton of PS deserves the credit there.
 

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