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Navy Suit too dark for brown shoes?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by ramjet, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. ramjet

    ramjet Member

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    Hi,
    Going to a wedding in a couple of weeks, I'm expecting quite a young cool crowd so went for a CK navy blue slim fit suit and was thinking medium brown pointed shoes and belt with lighter blue tie and white handkerchief but think possibly the suit colour starts to look black as the light fades!

    Don't want to wear black shoes so it's either go for the brown or maybe something like the picture below.

    Your opinions are greatly appreciated

    http://www.very.co.uk/ted-baker-ker...n=/b/1977/s/newin,0/o/2/r/100/promo/145700019
     
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  3. ramjet

    ramjet Member

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    Thanks I am looking right now!

    Do you have an opinion on the shoes in my link for a navy suit?
     
  4. jeg

    jeg Member

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    The shoes look a little red for my tastes, but that could be my monitor. Also, the back of the shoes look a little gimmicky with the label - but again, I like simplicity.

    Personally, I like a brown shoe with a navy or a grey suit over a black shoe - even if the navy suit is pretty dark. IMHO, wearing a good brown shoe shows more style than a black one.
     
  5. ramjet

    ramjet Member

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    Thanks and I agree!

    just been doubting myself today for some reason
     
  6. duggyald

    duggyald Senior member

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    Light brown or tan shoes would be perfect with a navy suit.
     
  7. john parker

    john parker Well-Known Member

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    Out of curiosity, why not black? Have a dark navy suit myself, needing new shoes, and thinking black.
     
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    chogall Senior member

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    Styleforum.
     
  9. sturm07

    sturm07 Well-Known Member

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    Those are technically dark burgundy. With a Navy suit, you can go black or dark brown shoes. If you want to stand out and he a hipster, you will have to go with brown/cognac shoes. Still, it deepens on your suit. How dark is the Navy blue of the suit? If your suit is like Light Navy Blue and slim cut; you can wear those brown/burgundy shoes.
     
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    john parker Well-Known Member

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    Could you please point me to the definitive thread? Thanks!
     
  11. musicmax

    musicmax Senior member

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    Those shoes look extra-shiny, are they corrected grain?

    You'll find a lot of love here for the Allen Edmonds Strand in Walnut for a navy suit. The combination of broguing and color may make them a little less formal than you're comfortable with for a wedding however. The Strand comes in a darker brown as well.
     
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  12. Zac Duncan

    Zac Duncan Well-Known Member

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    Go with dark brown, burgundy does not match with navy suit.
     
  13. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    No specific thread, but if you been here long enough, the default response would be brown in color, shell in leather, and double monk in design. And if its AE recommendation, it would be semibrogue oxford in tan, walnut AE Strand.

    Not the most suitable choices most of the time.
     
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  14. BackInTheJox

    BackInTheJox Senior member

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    Sure it does.
     
  15. BackInTheJox

    BackInTheJox Senior member

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    Gross. Of all the things perpetuated on this site, this kind of shoe is the one thing that makes the least sense to me. Why SF rallies behind one of the ugliest shoe designs is a mystery to me.
     
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  16. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    not just this site, but all #menswear. sf rendition will have shell cordovan double monk
     
  17. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    not "a little less" formal. walnut color will clash with navy suit and draw all attention to it. not classic, not formal.
     
  18. ramjet

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    well I'm trying to be a bit more confident with my style this year for the first time in my life and I feel brown is the right choice for me.
    I seem to make the right choices then doubt myself all the time, lack of confidence in what you're wearing will ruin any style choices!

    Thanks for the help, my suit is fairly dark navy but tried everything on last night and I really like it with the brown shoes.

    Was thinking of maybe adding a silver tie bar any thoughts?
     

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