Which colour belt to wear with these?!

Discussion in 'Menswear Advice' started by GoldenOne, Oct 1, 2016.

  1. GoldenOne

    GoldenOne New Member

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    Oct 1, 2016
    So last year I bought this pair of boots from Helly Hansen:


    Yesterday I was trying to find a belt that goes along with it, but I had major issues trying to find one, mainly because the belts that were somewhat matching in colour with the shoes were too light for my taste. And now I regret not buying the boots in a darker colour...

    Would it look silly to buy the belt in a somewhat darker colour than the boots? Do you think it would look fine, if I bought a belt in the same colour as the boots? Is wearing a black belt with them a no-go?

  2. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    May 16, 2013

    See above

  3. 12345Michael54321

    12345Michael54321 Senior member

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    Baltimore County, Maryland, USA
    Just buy a brown belt.

    While belt and shoes should, as a general thing, broadly match - for example, black belt with black shoes, and brown belt with brown shoes - there is no need to seek a perfect match.

    If your footwear is pretty much anything from dark beige to dark brown, and your belt is somewhere in the brown family, it's likely close enough. Indeed, some might even suggest that seeking out a perfect match is excessive, and runs the risk of being perceived as overly "matchy-matchy."

    Moreover, those are quite casual boots. They are not at all formal. So sartorial rules can be relaxed even further.

    There are parallels involving matching sock color to shoe color, or pocket square color to necktie color. Where close enough may, at times, be preferable to exact.
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2016

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