opinions on shoes with suit

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  1. Reeves1985

    Reeves1985 Member

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    i have a wedding coming up and i am wondering if i can wear oxblood/burgundy brogues with the suit.

    the suit is
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    and the shoes are:
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    i'm unsure as the suit jacket has a black accent to the collar.

    Also what tie colour would you reccomend

    All opinions welcome thanks
     


  2. mensimageconsultant

    mensimageconsultant Senior member

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    A suit shouldn't have an accented collar like that. Return if possible. Regardless, unless the wedding is quite formal, burgundy shoes should be fine. Tie color shouldn't be black, pale, or very similar to the suit color - after that, time of day and personal coloring help narrow the choices. And that's presuming a white shirt.
     


  3. Reeves1985

    Reeves1985 Member

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    Hi thanks for the reply
    Shirt will be plain white and still undecided on the tie

    The thing with the suit is I actually really like the look feel and fit but am a bit dubious about the accent collar

    Having been looking at various different suits it does seem to be quite a common with grey suits having black accents
     


  4. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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    Return the suit - the collar and other jetting in a different colour are a nonsense.

    I hope it fits better than that image - it is dreadful and certainly not the sign of a vendor or manufacturer who knows what he is doing. Coat, trousers and sleeves too short. The shoes might be OK with light grey - the only saving grace in your dreadful plan.

    Rarely has such a dreadful proposal appeared here, thankfully.
     


  5. n2da2nd

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    Return the suit, you'll regret later down the road. Rock it with a brown oxford if you dare.
     
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  6. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Senior member

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    I would reccomend neither this suit or shoes for a wedding or anywhere else. A chesterfield collar? lol. When you say you have a wedding coming up, does this mean you are the groom? or guest? Either way, I would not recommend brogued wingtips. A Cap-toe balmoral is in order in Black, Burgundy or Oxblood.
    Please state your location and budget. We'll try to help from there.
    Welcome to Styleforum Reeves1985.
     
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  7. Veremund

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    That colour of suit with that colour of shoes is fine in general. For a wedding though, I'd wear black shoes with it.
     


  8. Reeves1985

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    Thanks for the replies guys

    I have tried the suit on which does fit a lot better than the image (which I admit isn't the best)
    I am a guest at the wedding not the groom
    I'm located in the uk if that helps

    The suit is not a definite by any means but I don't want to be spending a fortune on it either just being a guest

    Regards the shoes brogues seem to be the in thing here at the moment

    I have always liked burgandy/oxblood shoes but again everything is open to suggestions and change thanks
     


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    Ich_Dien Senior member

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    Black shoes with a grey suit - especially in England. Brown shoes with that, not to mention the teddy boy inspired chesterfield collar, and you'll just end up looking like a footballer.

    I'd really advise getting a different suit - it's the type of thing you'll look back at photographs of and think "What was I wearing?"
     
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    I don't like the suit, don't like the shoes. So at least you have consistency going for you. Everyone can stand having a good, basic gray suit. That doesn't fit the bill. With the black accents, it looks like it is trying to be a tuxedo. Just go with a solid mid-gray suit. The shoes look cheap. Go for a balmoral not a derby (that means closed lacing vs. open lacing.). If this is your first foray into suits and "dressing up," black is definitely the wisest choice.
     


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    GBR Senior member

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    If you are in the UK, just start again, Fancy dress does not look right at all.
     


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    Veremund Senior member

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    In general, as a man, you need a mid-grey suit, black oxford shoes, and burgundy shoes. For this wedding, for the next one, for the next cocktail party, for the next interview, for the next baptism, etc etc etc... The suit pictured above is definitely not ideal. There's no reason you should settle for less than ideal.
     
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  13. Reeves1985

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    Thanks guys
    After considering what's been posted I have decided to return the suit and opted instead for a mid grey without any silly accents or highlights

    Still open in regards shoes as again I can still change my min on them as I haven't purchased them yet
     


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    Thanks for the links unfortunately I'm in the uk but it gives me a indication so style etc

    I have however found a pair of medium to dark brown shoes cap toe style which I had lying in a cupboard which match the new suit very well (the one in the pic has been returned and the new suit is a ever so slightly lighter grey but still a mid grey)

    All that is left is shirt colour and tie combo

    I would prefer something different to the usual white shirt though

    So any ideas on that are welcome
     


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