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Navy pants with brown loafers

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Recoil, Aug 18, 2007.

  1. Recoil

    Recoil Senior member

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    I like to wear brown shoes with my navy blue pants, the black on navy isn't really my thing. The question is: Should the socks be brown to match the shoes or navy to match the pants? I won't tell you what kind of loafers they are for fear of this getting severely off-topic. [​IMG]
     


  2. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I like to wear brown shoes with my navy blue pants, the black on navy isn't really my thing. The question is: Should the socks be brown to match the shoes or navy to match the pants?

    I won't tell you what kind of loafers they are for fear of this getting severely off-topic. [​IMG]


    I'd go with navy, just because I think it would look better. There's an old saw about matching the socks to the trouser to extend the leg line, but I don't put much stock in it. It's not like anyone can see your socks when you're standing, unless you're pulling a Thom Browne.

    Alternatively, you could wear contrasting socks to coordinate with a color you're wearing up top.
     


  3. Recoil

    Recoil Senior member

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    Thanks for the info. I'll try them with Navy socks next time. As of right now I've just been wearing them with browns.
     


  4. Master-Classter

    Master-Classter Senior member

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    In this case I'd say the navy to match your pants... because as you're walking or if you're sitting with a crossed leg, your pant leg will come up a bit to reveal your sock and if it's the same color as your shoe then visually it just adds "weight"/attention to the bottom of you or your shoe area... I'd say to blend it in with the pants.
     


  5. lakewolf

    lakewolf Senior member

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    Maroon socks look great with that combo, like the color of the divider lines ^^^ here at style forum
     


  6. yachtie

    yachtie Senior member

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    Neither. Maroon as lakewolf says or some other color picking up the shirt or tie. I almost never match my socks to either my suit or shoes.
     


  7. lee_44106

    lee_44106 Senior member

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    I would go with yellow or gold colored socks, to go with the LV logo on your loafer. [​IMG]

    But seriously though, I would match your socks to pants. Alternatively, you may consider not matching the socks to anything, other than to pick up some color in your whole ensemble.
     


  8. LSeca

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    Neither. Maroon as lakewolf says or some other color picking up the shirt or tie. I almost never match my socks to either my suit or shoes.

    I would never match my socks to the shirt, maybe it is stylish to some but I find it tacky.

    I would go with navy, especially if it is a shorter vamp loafer.
     


  9. JamesT

    JamesT Senior member

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    If it were me, I would do purple or lavender.
     


  10. yachtie

    yachtie Senior member

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    I would never match my socks to the shirt, maybe it is stylish to some but I find it tacky.

    I would go with navy, especially if it is a shorter vamp loafer.


    You must just wear sold shirts- I didn't say match-Safe, but Booooooooooooooring.

    Purple... Hmm. Interesting...[​IMG]
     


  11. Recoil

    Recoil Senior member

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    I would go with yellow or gold colored socks, to go with the LV logo on your loafer. [​IMG]

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  12. SoCal2NYC

    SoCal2NYC Fashion Hayzus

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    Are those newer?
    I didn't know LV was ripping off Jil Sander's toe.
     


  13. Recoil

    Recoil Senior member

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    No idea. I was in a Louis Vuitton store for the first time 4 months ago. Prada makes a similar toe. I like the roundedness of it. Not a fan of really pointy or square toes.
     


  14. LSeca

    LSeca Senior member

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    You must just wear sold shirts- I didn't say match

    I misunderstood your post then, apologies. [​IMG]

    BTW, I own one solid shirt and it is white. I don't think I own any white socks though.
     


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    I misunderstood your post then, apologies. [​IMG]

    BTW, I own one solid shirt and it is white. I don't think I own any white socks though.



    My kinda guy! [​IMG]
     


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