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Shoe matching question

lancer348

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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.
 

kronik

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What would look best to you?

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

Tomasso

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Originally Posted by lancer348

can they be a slightly lighter brown or black instead?


Yes to varying shades of brown and black suede.
 

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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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