Suede Shoes and Belt: Matchy-matchy?

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  1. Mr. Lee

    Mr. Lee Senior member

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    I read the various replies and I am still wondering if weaing a brown suede belt with the same color suede shoes (with a suit) violates the "matchy-matchy" rule? Also, I am wearing the shoes (I have 3 pairs in diffent styles, all chocolate brown) with medium brown crocodile belts. Someone had mentioned the belt should be darker. I don't see how I could do this. Thoughts? (By the way, I am new and this is my first thread: God knows if I did it right.)
     
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    Cant kill da Rooster Senior member

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    I would match the colour as closely as possible but not texture. My 2 cents.
     
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    I hold no such 'matchy matchy' rules for myself. I find that belts of similar shade and texture can look great in most situations, and likewise a little deviation from that can also work. I suspect you will get a mix of responses reflecting people's personal tastes on the matter rather than any hard and fast rule.

    It's fall, so you may find a lot of examples of both in the 'HOF: what are you wearing today' thread on the top of the forum and can decide what you find most appealing.
     
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    I read the various replies and I am still wondering if weaing a brown suede belt with the same color suede shoes (with a suit) violates the "matchy-matchy" rule? Also, I am wearing the shoes (I have 3 pairs in diffent styles, all chocolate brown) with medium brown crocodile belts. Someone had mentioned the belt should be darker. I don't see how I could do this. Thoughts? (By the way, I am new and this is my first thread: God knows if I did it right.)

    Close only counts in horseshoes, handgrenades... and matching belts and shoes. No need for perfection.
     
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    niidawg3 Senior member

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    i match mine. call me fussy.
     
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    taxgenius Senior member

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    i match mine. call me fussy.

    +1
     
  7. forex

    forex Senior member

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    Match most of the time (suede shoes and belt), sometimes will wear similar colors (calf and suede), I am not religious on texture,color,yes.
     
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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Match, no, close, yes. I won't wear a non-suede belt with suede shoes. But only have one suede belt and I wear it with all the shoes.
     
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    edmorel Quality Seller!! Dubiously Honored

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    Match, no, close, yes. I won't wear a non-suede belt with suede shoes. But only have one suede belt and I wear it with all the shoes.

    funny, I am the other way around. I only wear my one suede belt with suede shoes, but where my calf belts with all shoes, including suede.
     
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    forex Senior member

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    Match, no, close, yes. I won't wear a non-suede belt with suede shoes. But only have one suede belt and I wear it with all the shoes.

    +1,I do the same.
     
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    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    funny, I am the other way around. I only wear my one suede belt with suede shoes, but where my calf belts with all shoes, including suede.

    I meant all the suede shoes, no suede belt with calf shoes for me.
     
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    lefty Senior member

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    I match texture but if I notice that my belt and shoes are too similar in colour I change the belt.

    Nothing says you've been dressed by the SA at AE more than a matching belt and shoes.

    lefty
     
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    I've had suede belts made in light, medium and dark brown shades, and one of the three covers all my suede shoes of various shades.

    I tend to wear "matching" suede belt and shoes with suits (mostly fall/winter) but frequently mix up leather and suede belts and shoes otherwise.
     
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    I purposely mismatch belt and shoe. suede with non-suede or vice-versa.

    color wise, an exact color match is also a no-no
     
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    I purposely mismatch belt and shoe. suede with non-suede or vice-versa.

    color wise, an exact color match is also a no-no


    says who? not being contentious ... just wanna know wear this "rule" comes from?
     

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