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Wearing Brown Shoes to Work

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Bear, Jan 10, 2012.

  1. Bear

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    Clothes in general (with a few exceptions) work best with brown shoes.
     
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    Brown's incredibly versatile. I'd say you can even pull off black suits with brown occassionally..... It differently pops and stands out and in a good way.....
     
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    Just bought that shoe. Great versatile shoe.
     
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    +1 You can't really go wrong with a brown shoe. Try to stay away from dark charcoal or black for the most part and you'll be fine. I work in a biz casual office and I don't even own black shoes. All of my shoes are some shade of burgundy, brown, tan, or walnut, so you'll be fine wearing brown shoes to work most of the time.
     
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    Charcoal with brown shoes look fine to me. Charcoal with similarly dark brown is good. Sometimes I go charcoal with lighter shade of brown but balance it out with a brighter jacket so eyes don't gravitate towards the shoes. All in all brown is a great colour for shoes. I think the only colour I would avoid with brown shoes is brown trousers.
     
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    Almost anything but black. Please buy more brown shoes and wear them. Everyone wears terrible black loafers at work and we need to start a revolution.
     
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    I don't think he wore brown shoes to work.
     
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    Might have. I doubt those sandals were black.
     
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    How would you know he's not a hipster?
     
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    What are you, a farmer?
     
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    This^ ....and a thought or two to add....
    These shoes are bluchers so explore sport coat & pant combinations over suits and wear pants of colour and texture to further contrast and compliment the shoes. Don't be afraid to try coloured laces with these shoes too.
     
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    I believe he lacked that self involved sense of irony about everything. Also, I doubt he wore one of those annoying pseudo fedoras.
     
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    Well he was definitely not a farmer.
     
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    It's possible charcoal can look good with brown shoes, but the OP seems like he's just starting out so it's probably best to stick to the basics for now. But, I have seen some examples where they look OK together.
     
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    That's right, remember the basics brown or black. I myself use brown at work with dark pants of course
     
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    Farming is going to be the next hippest job when the world's population reaches another milestone. Rock those brown shoes.
     
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    I know no fewer than 4 hipster farmers.
     

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