What Color Shoes with Chocolate Pants / Slacks

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  1. KCToothpick

    KCToothpick New Member

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    Hi all. I'm new to this site and what I've seen so far is great. You all seem very knowledgable in teh world of fashin/design. Thus, I have a question I'm hoping you can answer.

    I just purchased my first pair of chocolate pants/slacks. I mainly plan on wearing them mainly to work (a casual work environment). What color shoes will look best with chocolate pants? Light brown? Dark brown? Black? Or, is it a personal preference?

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance!
     


  2. Spilotro

    Spilotro Senior member

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    I like black best for chocolate pants, but I also think light brown would look good.
     


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    Dark Brown or Light Brown...maybe navy depending on the jacket and shirt.

    i personally wouldnt wear black with them.
     


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    JimInSoCalif Senior member

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    Most shades of brown. No black.
     


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    Most of the suggestions are good, also olive could work if you're feeling abeit adventurous.
     


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    nicad2000 Senior member

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    Light browns such as Allen Edmonds' brandy work well for me.
     


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    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance!


    First pair is always black. If brown IMO they should darker than the pants.
     


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    Most of the suggestions are good, also olive could work if you're feeling abeit adventurous.

    i was going to say olive.
     


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    0b5cur1ty Senior member

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    This forum hates black shoes.
    So true.
     


  12. SkinnyGoomba

    SkinnyGoomba Senior member

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    This forum hates black shoes.

    ....when paired with Brown pants, and i personally hate them with navy also.

    But they dont hate black shoes, they just wear them where appropriate.
     


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    ....when paired with Brown pants, and i personally hate them with navy also.

    But they dont hate black shoes, they just wear them where appropriate.


    +1 although I do wear black with navy pants about 50% of the time.

    With brown, I always avoid black shoes though.
     


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    I do not do much with earth tones - no large expanses (jacket, shirt, or slacks) of anything beyond British tan. For this I would recommend Cordovan #8, burgundy, or some other earth tone. I do not much fancy black and brown together.
     


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    Thank you for all of your comments so far. Unfortunately, I'm not sure I'm any better off yet...

    It almost seemst that it's more personal choice/preference than anything. Some say black are okay, others say no way; some say the shoe should be a darker brown than the slacks; others say any shade of brown would be good.

    So there really aren't any "rules" for black and brown together? And personal rules-of-thumb don't count.

    Not trying to come off rude, so hope I'm not; just not sure what to take away.

    Thanks again.
     


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