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Tan Shoes: How Dark a Suit Can I Go?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by citizenshame, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. citizenshame

    citizenshame Senior member

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    I bought some new AE's in walnut and I'm having a hard time matching the color. Would a dark navy suit look appropriate? What about dark grey? Any pics of light brown shoes paired with darker suits would be excellent.

    Also, I purchased a matching color belt on ebay, but I've found that it looks ridiculously light compared to the shade of fabric on almost all my pants. Is it ok to go medium/dark brown with the belt?

    BTW, these are the shoes: [​IMG]
     
  2. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I don't like those shoes, which is neither here nor there, but I wear lighter shades of tan than that with navy. Did it yesterday.
     
  3. twotrey

    twotrey Senior member

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    I love navy and grey with tan shoes. I do prefer mid-shades over dark.

    A belt in a darker shade of the shoe colour is usually a safe bet.
     
  4. Sanguis Mortuum

    Sanguis Mortuum Senior member

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    Would a dark navy suit look appropriate? What about dark grey?

    Both are fine, I regularly wear both my navy and charcoal suits with tan shoes. The charcoal though is probably not as dark as 'charcoal' usually is, it's noticably grey rather than being almost black, but it's still pretty dark.
     
  5. CMJTperry

    CMJTperry Senior member

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    I bought some new AE's in walnut and I'm having a hard time matching the color. Would a dark navy suit look appropriate? What about dark grey? Any pics of light brown shoes paired with darker suits would be excellent.

    Also, I purchased a matching color belt on ebay, but I've found that it looks ridiculously light compared to the shade of fabric on almost all my pants. Is it ok to go medium/dark brown with the belt?

    BTW, these are the shoes: [​IMG]


    I like the shoes, really nice. Enjoy!
     
  6. citizenshame

    citizenshame Senior member

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    I like the shoes, really nice. Enjoy!

    Thanks, I practically stole them in an ebay no reserve auction.

    To wear these with a grey suit I'm assuming the belt should be a couple shades darker....

    Thanks for weighing in everyone.
     
  7. teddieriley

    teddieriley Senior member

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    I think you can wear them with navy (probably not midnight) and most shades of gray.

    The strict rule followers will say it's not appropriate to pair tan shoes with dark colored suits, but the rule followers aren't necessarily the most stylish to begin with.
     

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