Olive suit- what shoes?

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  1. Motol12

    Motol12 Senior member

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    Not a complicated question, just wondering what color of shoes should be worn with a dark olive green suit. This is for a professional setting so the suggestions should be at least somewhat conservative.
     


  2. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Brown or burgundy. Black, never. Darker shades are more conservative, of course.
     


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    Hi, New on the forums, couldn't help but respond.

    It all depends, I think, on the precise shade of olive. An olive mingled with brown is quite a different beast from an olive mixed with gray.

    That said, in all cases, I think brown shoes can be fantastic, but especially brown suedes.

    As olive is a little less formal than other suit colors, the brown suede balances it nicely, and can balance the cool intensity of the green, as green doesn't seem to be a color that shines.
     


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    incastoutcast Senior member

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    Oh, I forgot, Styleforum also just had a contest on "green" which could provide some very helpful pictures. I especially recommend le.gentleman's post on page 13, and iammatt's finalist-finishing dark green slacks (cords, perhaps?) with dark brown shoes. Very nice

    http://www.styleforum.net/showthread...=green+contest

    Peter
     


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    I think tan would look very nice as well as dark brown or cordovan.
     


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    Brown or burgundy. Black, never. Darker shades are more conservative, of course.

    +1
     


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    Brown or burgundy. Black, never. Darker shades are more conservative, of course.

    I'm surprised to read this. Why not black with olive? Seems like it would work.
     


  10. Manton

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    I'm surprised to read this. Why not black with olive? Seems like it would work.

    I really hate the look of earth toned suits with black shoes, except for a darkish brown, which I unaccountably love. But olive with black looks worse than rookie-mistake-wrong to me. It looks bureaucrat-wrong.
     


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    Hrm. I have a pair or two of olive trousers and I have often paired them with black shoes and belt. I've never quite thought the shades of brown shoes I own worked all that well with the olive, but I'll have to give it another thought now... I guess I'm a bureaucrat deep down. [​IMG]
     


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    Pimento.
     


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    Whiskey shell, chestnut or just med brown. Goto shoes for me with olive suits. Cordovan is okay but not as good as brown. Black-NEVER.
     


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    No shoes because you shouldn't be wearing an olive suit.
     


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