Wearing Brown Shoes to Work

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

  1. Bear

    Bear Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    70
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2012
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2012


  2. gladhands

    gladhands Senior member

    Messages:
    2,267
    Likes Received:
    131
    Joined:
    May 5, 2010


  3. Patek

    Patek Senior member

    Messages:
    2,969
    Likes Received:
    196
    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2010
    Location:
    Delawhere?
    Clothes in general (with a few exceptions) work best with brown shoes.
     
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2012


  4. hammerhead

    hammerhead Active Member

    Messages:
    30
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Apr 30, 2010
    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.....
     


  5. sns23

    sns23 Senior member

    Messages:
    460
    Likes Received:
    15
    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2011
    Just bought that shoe. Great versatile shoe.
     
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2012


  6. Beatlegeuse

    Beatlegeuse Senior member

    Messages:
    5,030
    Likes Received:
    1,270
    Joined:
    Oct 20, 2010
    Location:
    Tampa, FL
    

    +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.
     


  7. blahman

    blahman Senior member

    Messages:
    4,559
    Likes Received:
    371
    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2010
    Location:
    3rd Rock From the Sun
    

    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.
     


  8. Superfluous

    Superfluous Senior member

    Messages:
    3,058
    Likes Received:
    200
    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2010
    Location:
    Dallas
    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.
     


  9. Archivist

    Archivist Senior member

    Messages:
    688
    Likes Received:
    25
    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2010


  10. blahman

    blahman Senior member

    Messages:
    4,559
    Likes Received:
    371
    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2010
    Location:
    3rd Rock From the Sun
    

    I don't think he wore brown shoes to work.
     


  11. Archivist

    Archivist Senior member

    Messages:
    688
    Likes Received:
    25
    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2010
    

    Might have. I doubt those sandals were black.
     


  12. blahman

    blahman Senior member

    Messages:
    4,559
    Likes Received:
    371
    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2010
    Location:
    3rd Rock From the Sun
    How would you know he's not a hipster?
     


  13. Reborn

    Reborn Senior member

    Messages:
    700
    Likes Received:
    9
    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2007
    What are you, a farmer?
     


  14. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Senior member

    Messages:
    6,501
    Likes Received:
    473
    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2009
    Location:
    The Arena - Centerfield
    

    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.
     


  15. Archivist

    Archivist Senior member

    Messages:
    688
    Likes Received:
    25
    Joined:
    Jan 23, 2010
    

    I believe he lacked that self involved sense of irony about everything. Also, I doubt he wore one of those annoying pseudo fedoras.
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by