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Which shoes to wear with brown suit?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Beatlegeuse, Dec 14, 2010.

  1. Beatlegeuse

    Beatlegeuse Senior member

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    Hi all...I recently picked up my first brown suit, and I'm trying to decide which color shoes I can wear with it. Obviously I can't wear the same shade brown as the suit, that would look weird. Can you wear black shoes with a brown suit, or would it be better to wear something in a walnut or cognac color? Here's an example of a brown color that's very similar to the suit I have. Any input is appreciated, thanks! EDIT - pics added of possible combos. I'm thinking of going with the Strands in the first pic, they seem to have the best contrast with the brown color of the suit. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Hi all...I recently picked up my first brown suit, and I'm trying to decide which color shoes I can wear with it. Obviously I can't wear the same shade brown as the suit, that would look weird. Can you wear black shoes with a brown suit, or would it be better to wear something in a walnut or cognac color? Here's an example of a brown color that's very similar to the suit I have. Any input is appreciated, thanks!

    [​IMG]


    Olive.
     


  3. MBreinin

    MBreinin Senior member

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    Light brown, tan, burgundy.
     


  4. Trompe le Monde

    Trompe le Monde Senior member

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  5. aj_del

    aj_del Senior member

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    I would wear dark brown or black
     


  6. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    oxblood/burgundy
    I'd also wear burgundy.
     


  7. beau nash

    beau nash Well-Known Member

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    I wore a slightly darker brown suit yesterday with a white shirt, charcoal cashmere tie and black belt and shoes. I thought it worked really well. I have also worn it with burgundy calf belt and shoes but didn't like it as much.
     


  8. jdldore

    jdldore Well-Known Member

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    Burgundy or a darker brown in the winter if you live in a four-season climate. I do not see why a lighter brown wouldn't work in Spring and Summer.
     


  9. Patek

    Patek Senior member

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    I would be interested to see how it looks with a tan...

    Since navy suits go with brown shoes, how about navy shoes with a brown suit?

    I would like to see someone pull that off.
     


  10. Gwarg

    Gwarg Senior member

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    Burgundy. Definitely not black.
     


  11. Beatlegeuse

    Beatlegeuse Senior member

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    Thanks for the input everyone! Unfortunately, my shoe collection is still pretty minimal, so I don't have any burgundy or olive shoes I can try out. My suit actually looks slightly darker in person than the swatch I provided, so I think I will try out a couple black or tan/lighter brown shoes to see what it looks like, and I'll make my decision from there. Thanks again for all the suggestions. [​IMG]
     


  12. MyOtherLife

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    Light brown, tan, burgundy.

    +1
     


  13. kungapa

    kungapa Senior member

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    I second the navy. What better opportunity to rock some blue suede shoes!
     


  14. Marcellionheart

    Marcellionheart Senior member

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    I second the navy. What better opportunity to rock some blue suede shoes!

    Way too weird to wear with a suit, imo.
     


  15. The Louche

    The Louche Senior member

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    I believe Reagan wore black shoes with his brown suits. It looks much better than you might imagine.
     


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