Tan and brown

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  1. the_sulks

    the_sulks Senior member

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    Do tan leather shoes and brown leather belt match? What do you think?
     


  2. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Senior member

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    No, they don't match because they aren't the same colour.

    That doesn't mean you can't pair them together though. Worn casually I think it's probably fine.
     


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    I thought we were talking about Guinness. [​IMG]
     


  4. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Senior member

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    I thought we were talking about Guinness. [​IMG]

    That's a Black and Tan. Delicious.
     


  5. the_sulks

    the_sulks Senior member

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    No, they don't match because they aren't the same colour. That doesn't mean you can't pair them together though. Worn casually I think it's probably fine.
    I think that way, too. You know, the problem is the tan belt looks horrible imo. That's why I don't want to buy a tan belt. On the other hand, I assume the tan shoes is a thing in its own right. So, it doesn't really matter what color of your waist belt or watch belt is. And yes, I mean a casual look, no suits implied.
     


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    Buy a matching belt, you cheap bastard.
     


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    Buy a matching belt, you cheap bastard.
    wear trousers that fit... **fashionista alert** wear a navy blue belt- navy would go well with tan
     


  8. VelvetGreen

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    Yes, they go together fine, I do this all the time.
     


  9. the_sulks

    the_sulks Senior member

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    Buy a matching belt, you cheap bastard.
    Watch your tongue.
     


  10. the_sulks

    the_sulks Senior member

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    wear a navy blue belt- navy would go well with tan
    I'm going to wear it with the brown shoes and the brown bag. How come navy fits it?
     


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    mrjames Senior member

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    I'm going to wear it with the brown shoes and the brown bag. How come navy fits it?

    navy and brown are complimentary colours


    remember you don't always have to stick to the 'rules', so by all means wear a belt that's a different colour to your shoes/bag, but if you do make sure it's a colour/tone that fits the mix aesthetically, navy and brown goes really well imo. Maybe it's just a europe thing...
     


  12. the_sulks

    the_sulks Senior member

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    navy and brown are complimentary colours remember you don't always have to stick to the 'rules', so by all means wear a belt that's a different colour to your shoes/bag, but if you do make sure it's a colour/tone that fits the mix aesthetically, navy and brown goes really well imo. Maybe it's just a europe thing...
    I tried the tan shoes with the light blue shirt. Well, I must admit these colors do match pretty nice. Nonetheless, I'm too conservative these days to wear shoes which have the color that doesn't fit the color of the belt. I assume you, being a styleforum regular, know navy and tan go together well. The problem is most people I see everyday believe a belt and shoes should be of the same color.
     


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    Belt and shoes should be the same colour, not the same shade. Two types of brown is fine. Just don't mix Black/Tan, Burgundy/Tan or Burgundy/Black.
     


  14. the_sulks

    the_sulks Senior member

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    Thanks.
     


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    Welcome back, wright!
     


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