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Shoes/socks with a gray suit?

bsinge50

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Hello Styleforum!

Sorry if this comes up a lot, but I wanted to make sure I don't screw this up.

Could anyone tell me if AE walnut color oxfords (Fifth Avenue, probably, if it matters) go with a medium gray suit?

I am getting married next month, and I need a pair of shoes for a suit I bought for the occasion, as up until now, I've only worn dark charcoal suits and black shoes I think.

So, this is pretty much the exact color of the suit, I think:

http://www.indochino.com/product/Ult...Gray_Suit.html

And these were the shoes I was going to buy:

http://www.zappos.com/allen-edmonds-...ue-walnut-calf

Does this work?

Also, the suit is a three piece, but I don't know if I can pull that look off, or if it is even appropriate. I was planning on forgetting the waistcoat, but fiancee is pushing for it. What do you think? I am in my 20s.

Thank you for any help !
 

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The color of the shoes works well with the suit, IMO. OTH, I'd wear black shoes for my wedding, but that's just my own personal taste.
 

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I like the shoes with that color suit. I gather it is a less-formal wedding? Given that, I would go with as colorful a sock as you (or your fiance) feel comfortable with.

Congrats on your marriage.
 

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Originally Posted by JayJay
The color of the shoes works well with the suit, IMO. OTH, I'd wear black shoes for my wedding, but that's just my own personal taste.

+1. And I rarely wear black shoes.
 

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I'll echo the sentiment that those shoes will look great with a grey suit.

As for socks, grey to match the trousers would be the safest option. You can obviously go colourful if you want but that could be risky territory
 

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Thanks for the help, everyone. I will buy those shoes and see how they look. Either way, I could use a pair of brown oxfords.
 

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Wear the waistcoat only if you're comfortable doing so. I hope the jacket on your suit isn't as short as the one in the photo.
 

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Walnut shoes will go excellent with mid-grey. One of my favorite combinations to be honest.
 

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FWIW, you might want to check this place out: http://www.benniesshoes.com/fifth-avenue-368.html

250.75 shipped, assuming your size is in stock.

Good choice on the shoe for a mid-grey suit. Wouldn't be my choice of shoe if I was getting married, but to each their own.
 

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Thanks again, everyone.

No, my jacket is a normal length, and I will probably just go with gray socks then.

And thanks for that website nehpets, I ordered them, good price. Now I just need to find a belt and I'm good to go.
 

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Originally Posted by JayJay
The color of the shoes works well with the suit, IMO. OTH, I'd wear black shoes for my wedding, but that's just my own personal taste.

I agree. For your own wedding, dress the part and wear black shoes. I you are wearing a three-piece suit (which is great) definitely wear black oxfords.
 

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+100 I have an Astor & Black suit that color and I wear the walnut AE Park Avenue with them all the time.
 

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Originally Posted by bsinge50
Hello Styleforum!

Sorry if this comes up a lot, but I wanted to make sure I don't screw this up.

Could anyone tell me if AE walnut color oxfords (Fifth Avenue, probably, if it matters) go with a medium gray suit?

I am getting married next month, and I need a pair of shoes for a suit I bought for the occasion, as up until now, I've only worn dark charcoal suits and black shoes I think.

So, this is pretty much the exact color of the suit, I think:

http://www.indochino.com/product/Ult...Gray_Suit.html

And these were the shoes I was going to buy:

http://www.zappos.com/allen-edmonds-...ue-walnut-calf

Does this work?

Also, the suit is a three piece, but I don't know if I can pull that look off, or if it is even appropriate. I was planning on forgetting the waistcoat, but fiancee is pushing for it. What do you think? I am in my 20s.

Thank you for any help !




Firstly, you should wear the vest. I like 3-piece suits and I think that it will be very nice for a wedding.

Secondly, buy the shoes in black. If you ask me, brown shoes don't go well with black or gray suits, period. If you want to wear dark burgundy shoes with a gray suit, that could be sharp, but I would just go with a black leather model. Save the brown shoes for casual wear or sport coat + trouser combinations. Of course, it's your wedding, so if you really like them, go for it.
 
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Originally Posted by southbound35
+1. And I rarely wear black shoes.

Yes black shoes for a wedding unless you want to be hypnotically drawn to looking at your shoes in wedding photos in the future (although not patent leather with that suit IMHO).

To wear as a (non-wedding) summer suit, I'd go for an even lighter brown/honey coloured since it is a very light grey.
 

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Originally Posted by vincerich
If you ask me, brown shoes don't go well with black or gray suits, period.

Although black shoes may be better for a wedding, to say that brown shows don't go well with grey suits at all is just plain crazy.
 

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