shoes with grey suit at wedding

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  1. shoes22

    shoes22 Well-Known Member

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    are brown wingtip or plain lace ups acceptable with a grey suit at a wedding?

    are nice black loafers acceptable with a grey suit at a wedding?
     
  2. skalogre

    skalogre Senior member

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    I always avoid loafers (more personal preference). I would prefer the brown shoes myself.
     
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    All of those are appropriate
     
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    Holdfast Senior member

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    For a moderately smart wedding, like it sounds this one is, I would wear black lace-ups with a dark grey suit or the brown with a lighter grey suit. I'd leave the loafers to another occasion.

    (Actually, personally, I think I'd wear pewter museum calf with a mid-to-light grey suit, but that's by-the-by! [​IMG] )
     
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    For an evening wedding (but on a Sunday), would you avoid the brown shoes with a grey suit and do black? Or would brown be acceptable? (Thinking about taking the Mackays for their first spin next week.)
     
  6. JordanB

    JordanB Senior member

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    From a stylistic point of view I'd say the MacKays are certainly appropriate. But if it were me, a wedding might not be my choice for their coming-out party. First, if you're planning to do any dancing, a new and not-yet-fully-broken-in pair of shoes is probably not the most comfortable choice. (Plus, new leather soles could be really slippery depending on the floors of the church/synagogue/reception hall/dance floor/etc.) Plus, between possible dancing, buffet lines, drunk co-attendees, etc., I'd probably spend far too much time worrying about trashing the shoes. But then, you may well be less uptight than me.


    You raise some good points. The 10 year old Johnson & Murphy's it is [​IMG]
     

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