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Opinions on this combination for a wedding

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by JLhynnLI, Apr 28, 2013.

  1. JLhynnLI

    JLhynnLI Member

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    Hi,i'm 24 Years old,my sister is getting married in 2 weeks .
    I recently purchased this suit.Is a CK Slim fit(im 5’5ish,150lb,light brown skin and Broad Shoulders/chest from working out).
    I really like this combination,but my Girlfriend is a little Iffy about it.
    What do you guys think?,Should i change anything?
    *Navy blue Shirt
    *Navy blue tie
    *Light grey suit
    *Dark brown shoes/belt



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    Thanks!
     


  2. phoenixrecon

    phoenixrecon Senior member

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    Im sure its fine. Is it just me or do most women have horrid taste in men clothing. Its ironic too cuz if you showed them a picture of some classic menswear they like it more than modern stuff... Idk

    I once had a woman in her 30s tell me brown shoes were for old men
     


  3. JLhynnLI

    JLhynnLI Member

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    Thanks for the feedback. I totally understand where you coming from,my girlfriend is in her early 20's and she has some what sense of fashion,she keep telling me, to wear black shoes/belt. I feel thats a little too old school and boring hahaha,

    She said the same thing,"Only people in their late 40 wear brown shoes with a suit",Im like What?! lol
     


  4. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    Personally I wouldn't wear those shoes with a suit. I probably would wear black shoes with the rest of what you've got there, but at least shoes that are more dress shoes. These look like chukkas.
     


  5. JLhynnLI

    JLhynnLI Member

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    Do you have a link/photo to a style that you think would complement this outfit better?
    What are your POV in wearing brown shoes with grey suit in general?
     


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    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    With a grey suit in general can be good. But navy and white stripe + navy satiny tie = black shoes. If you still want to wear brown shoes, at least something shaped more like this:

    http://www.gazianogirling.com/collections/shoes/products/st-james

    (these are obviously really expensive, but you can find some that aren't so costly and don't look like work boots)
     


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    Ankor Well-Known Member

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    Did your girlfriend tell about all brown shoes or these particular ones? I think these boots will not look nice with suit, you need something more sleek, either in black or brown IMO.
     


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    those chukkas are way too casual.
     


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    mhdena Senior member

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    she has some what sense of fashion,she keep telling me, to Twear black shoes/belt.


    Listen to your girl on this one!
     


  10. JLhynnLI

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    She pretty much said it about all brown shoes lol
     


  12. JLhynnLI

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    I might end up BUT if i wear black shoes she wins and i have to take her to her favorite restaurant lol,we bet a date if shes right and no one agrees with me and the brown shoes hahaha.Either way win [​IMG]
     


  13. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    Well, those "oxfords" are not oxfords and those "wingtips" are not wingtips. If these are your first real dress shoes, you might consider getting something cleaner, a real oxford like the second one, but without the brogueing. Like these (unfortunately these seem to be the cheapest ones on that site that have the qualities I'm describing):

    http://www.lordandtaylor.com/webapp...taylor/mens/dress/park-avenue-cap-toe-oxfords
     


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    unbelragazzo Jewfro Dubiously Honored

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    Thanks - those are Carmina shell cordovan boots. I like them a lot, but I wouldn't recommend them as your first real brown dress shoes either. Shell is a little bit seasonal, and boots are particular. This would be a good choice if you like Carminas though:

    http://www.carmina.telemaco.es/articulo.asp?idarticulo=4334253
     


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