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Which brown shoe goes better with a navy suit?

Kushcoma9000

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Shoe #1:
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Shoe #2:
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Is shoe #2 "too" dark of a brown for a navy suit? It almost looked black to me at first (especially in the last pic)
 

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Just about any brown shoe will go well with a navy suit. Get which shoe you like best. Don't buy a shoe to match 1 suit.
 

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Would it make a difference if I said I already own a pair of black shoes
I'm in the minority on this one but I really do not like brown shoes with navy suits. It's black for me, or burgundy for a more casual setting.
Interesting....after doin some research, it turns out burgundy/oxblood IS more versatile than dark brown (can match it more with diff colors of trousers/suits). Burgundy and dark brown are both for less formal/casual settings so it would make sense to go with the more versatile casual one, aka burgundy. I just need to try both colors on and see for myself lol
 

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Lol I would say that depends on the setting...for an interview yes but for most other occassions, brown (not light brown) shoes are fine
In London, at least, anyone wearing a brown shoe with a blue suit would be regarded as an oik.

Brown shoes with blue odd trousers for casual wear by all means, but not with a suit.
 

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In London, at least, anyone wearing a brown shoe with a blue suit would be regarded as an oik.

Brown shoes with blue odd trousers for casual wear by all means, but not with a suit.
I guess that would apply under the "setting" condition. Good to know thanks. What are your thoughts on burgundy vs dark brown for casual wear?
 

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I'd go with the second pair as the first pair is likely to be significantly lighter than the suit, which I usually find unappealing. In my opinion, navy does not necessitate black shoes, but merely a dark enough color to not be lighter than the navy color of the suit. (Obviously, for the near-black navy varieties, only black will suffice.)
 

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I'd go with the second pair as the first pair is likely to be significantly lighter than the suit, which I usually find unappealing. In my opinion, navy does not necessitate black shoes, but merely a dark enough color to not be lighter than the navy color of the suit. (Obviously, for the near-black navy varieties, only black will suffice.)
Would you consider even these shoes to be too light for the navy suit?

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