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What color socks with Purple (Mulberry) shoes

fylestorum

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Hi all, looking for advice on what solid color socks to wear with purple shoes. Any thoughts on good matches? Thanks in advance.
 

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What else are you wearing with purple shoes? I can't comprehend that, nevermind the socks.

Also, i can't recall ever seeing purple dress shoes, do you have a picture?

I think the reason noone has answered you is because this lies outside of the realm of classic menswear.
 

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Oh yeah, that makes much more sense now!

The colour palette you suggest is what i'd go with (shades of brown/lavender/blue). I'd go with a pale/pastel lavender over a pink or purple as it complements the cooler tones of the shoes and the jacket, and in wool (because wool socks are awesome).

When it comes to sock patterns i tend to run fairly "boring", so i'd go with a solid or possibly an argyle. Plenty of folk around here go balls-out with statement patterns though. :p
 

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Im with you on the solids. So you think a lighter shade lavender sock (lighter than the shoe color) would be the way to go? A navy sock wouldn't work here either?
 

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Match the pants, or simple grey.

EDIT: I just looked at the shoes in question. I'd definitely go sockless with those. And by the way, I'm damn jealous. :(
 
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Well in conservative land i would match the pants, that's the safe choice and i use it a lot, with dress shoes.

BUT, these shoes are the kind plenty of people would wear without socks. However, since i never wear shoes without socks, this is the time to show a bit of "foot", which is why i'd go with a lighter sock which pulls cues from the rest of the outfit. I feel if you went dark sock/dark shoe you'd lose definition.
 

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If the pictures are accurate, that looks more like a navy blue than a purple to me.
 

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I liked them better blue, with kackis or jeans. No socks
 

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That's safer, but less interesting. They offer them in navy with the regular silver horsebit. These have a darker and shinier buckle.
 

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