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What verstile shoe color to go with navy and charcoal suit?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by charliebrown2, Jun 1, 2012.

  1. charliebrown2

    charliebrown2 Senior member

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    Let's get the basic black shoes out of the way. What's next....brown? walnut?

    Also, it's a given to get a belt of the same shoe shade....right? Does a brown/walnut color belt break the navy/charcoal color flow of the suit?

    Thanks.
     


  2. Mark Seitelman

    Mark Seitelman Senior member

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    In my opinion, nothing equals black.

    However, if you want brown, get the darkest brown that you can. Almost black.

    Then again, make it easy and get black.
     


  3. charliebrown2

    charliebrown2 Senior member

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    Thanks. I mean what's after black lol

    Eventually, different shades of brown will be added to the wardrobe...just wondering in terms of versatility...what order is best when building a wardrobe.
     


  4. shilleck

    shilleck Well-Known Member

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    Perhaps a dark tan or mahogany color.
     


  5. Cant kill da Rooster

    Cant kill da Rooster Senior member

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    In terms of versatility, dark brown, oxblood and chili will all safely go with those colours, although they would be considered slightly less conservative than black.
     
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    yywwyy Senior member

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    Is chili really a term used for color :D?
     


  7. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Senior member

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    Burgundy. No contest.
    Welcome to Styleforum charliebrown2.
     
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    calcoast Well-Known Member

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    Yes, yes it is.
     


  9. taxgenius

    taxgenius Senior member

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    Burgundy.
     


  10. charliebrown2

    charliebrown2 Senior member

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    Thanks for the welcome.

    Sounds like Burgundy is the way to go for now.

    Any thoughts on the belt question?
     


  11. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    black is more versatile, though.
     


  12. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Senior member

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    Burgundy and oxblood are more versatile. In the half light, burgundy will appear almost black and will compliment a much wider range of suit colours than black will. I will admit to being tired of black shoes at this point in time and find other colours more interesting. There will always be a place for black shoes but why not have more fun where possible?
     
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  13. KObalto

    KObalto Senior member

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    Allen Edmonds Weybridge in Chili, a personal favorite. And another vote for burgundy/oxblood.
     


  14. jawboneofa

    jawboneofa Senior member

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    Assuming black is out of the way, I would say brown first, then burgundy, but I suppose it depends on what you need it for and where you live.
     


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    mreman New Member

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    Black should be worn with black or dark grey only. Black and navy looks pretty clumsy. Go with a burgundy or chili.
     


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