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Wedding Suit - Shoe Colour Issue

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by James R, Apr 14, 2011.

  1. James R

    James R New Member

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    Hi all,

    Been reading this forum for a while getting lots of useful information.

    I've bought a nice Paul Smith suit for my wedding which is taking place in Rome the end of this month, it's grey with hint of blue through it so I'm planning on wearing a white shirt, light blue tie and handkerchief.

    So my issue - the suit has brown buttons which would suggest to me that brown shoes should be worn with it or am I wrong? Personally I think black shoes would be a lot more dressy but the guy in the store recommended brown shoes and belt. I suppose I could get the buttons changed to black...

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  2. jonnyt

    jonnyt Senior member

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    Black shoes = More traditional and dressy
    Brown shoes = More fashion forward and European looking

    Answer = Ask your future wife what she would prefer and do exactly that.
    With no deviation.
    At all.
     
  3. James R

    James R New Member

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    Good Advice Jonny!

    I'll give her both options and let her choose.

    As a side note I'm going to put my groomsmen in navy suits with the same shirt and tie combination. But I wonder if I'm in brown should they also go brown hmm
     
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    jonnyt Senior member

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    Will definitely look better if all your groomsmen have the same shoe colour as you.
    Not many people will notice but a lot will notice if a couple of your guys are different and stand out.
     
  5. culverwood

    culverwood Senior member

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    +1 to ask the future wife. I would add that black is the more classic combination and will also look better with your grey and their dark blue.
     
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    twistoffat Senior member

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    Black and I´m sure if you ask the future mrs she will say black too
     
  7. James R

    James R New Member

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    Thanks for all the advice guys.

    Tried on the suit with brown shoes yesterday and the bride to be wasn't too keen so going to pick up a nice pair of black shoes today. Half thinking of going for a pair of Paul Smith ones.

    The groomsmen are all going to be in black shoes also.
     
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    aravenel Senior member

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    +1 to black. You're making the right call.
     
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    Thanks for all the advice guys.

    Tried on the suit with brown shoes yesterday and the bride to be wasn't too keen so going to pick up a nice pair of black shoes today. Half thinking of going for a pair of Paul Smith ones.

    The groomsmen are all going to be in black shoes also.


    Depends to me how saturated the brown is. A duller brown sound perfect, but if it's very saturated I lean to black.
     
  10. malat

    malat Senior member

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    Go for a dark chocolate brown instead of black. I wore the shoes below for my wedding, with a similar grey glenplaid suit with a hint of blue, solid navy tie. This is one decision that should be the groom's and the groom's alone. No one will remember what shoes were wearing except you. Go with your gut [​IMG]
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    jhcam8 Senior member

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    Go for a dark chocolate brown instead of black. I wore the shoes below for my wedding, with a similar grey glenplaid suit with a hint of blue, solid navy tie.

    Good advice.

    This is one decision that should be the groom's and the groom's alone. No one will remember what shoes were wearing except you. Go with your gut [​IMG]


    Could lead to an unharmonious start to the marraige. The wedding is for the bride - the groom should go with the flow - as nearly as he can determine it.
     
  12. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    Ethier black or dark brown would be excellent. My color preference would vary more due to the location than the color of the suit, simply because ethier would look fine.
     

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