Shoe matching question

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by lancer348, Jul 29, 2006.

  1. lancer348

    lancer348 New Member

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    Hi, I'm a college student, whos relatively inexperienced with pairing clothes.

    I just bought a corduroy jacket for this fall which i think is great, the only issue is that it is a really dark bark brown color. What I was wondering was if i pair the jacket a white or blue dress shirt with khakis or a pair of jeans do my shoes have to be a darker brown than the jacket, or can they be a slightly lighter brown or black instead? Thanks for your help.
     
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    kronik Senior member

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    What would look best to you?

    Sometimes, matching is secondary to the way you wear your outfit.
     
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    Tomasso Senior member

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    can they be a slightly lighter brown or black instead?


    Yes to varying shades of brown and black suede.
     
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    kitonbrioni Senior member

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    Any shade of brown that you find pleasing should work with a white or blue shirt and jeans.
     
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    designprofessor Senior member

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    Any shade of brown that you find pleasing should work with a white or blue shirt and jeans.

    Second that. i have a chocolate brown cord jacket from Land's end, it gets alot of mileage.
     
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    JLibourel Senior member

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    Would agree that any pair of shoes in the brown spectrum that strike you as aesthetically harmonious should be find, ditto for burgundy/cordovan.

    I might also suggest that in addition to dress shirts in white or pale blue, you get some in the ivory/ecru/pale yelow spectrum. I think they would look much better with a dark brown corduroy jacket than plain white.
     
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    Black would be pushing it, unless the shirt and pants were black, or maybe if the shirt or pants were a brown/black check etc. Black boots would probably work.
     

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