On Sale Now 71 Reviews. I had the same question, and so I am relieved to find this answer! Thank you once again! As GenghisKhan , an investment banking managing director, puts it. Black shoes are great and essentially foolproof.
You can spot that from a mile away. You can spend a couple hundred bucks and more on just one quality dress shirt at Neiman Marcus and other high end stores.
For a perfect fit, you can get bespoke shirts especially from London that go up from there. If your resources permit bespoke clothing, and you have a highly refined taste in clothing, you are reading the wrong the web site and should be reading the A Suitable Wardrobe web site.
Would be curious what you would have to say about a ventless, double breasted, bespoke, suit jacket. You seem qualified to say. I enjoyed the post, but really disagree with the no square toe shoe rule. I find they give a nice clean cut end to your suit, and most of the shoes now are pretty narrow with a slimmer squared-off tip. Thank you for the advice.
I wish my son who just graduated college would sit and read the site. He does not believe what the old man suggests. Thank you once again! It has its high points, but it also has plenty of points with which I disagree, with varying intensity:.
Thou shall not wear slip on shoes with a suit. In fact, they should be avoided. With the right slip on shoe, it works just fine. In the case of shoes, I believe the horizontal created by the toe works quite well. Thou shall not wear a tie without a jacket…. Thou shall leave the bottom button of vest waistcoat unbuttoned…. One should always button that bottom button, as not doing so looks sloppy.
Thou shall not wear a solid black suit for business or professional activities…. Black can easily be worn for business or professional activities, and need not be reserved for funerals and formal events. All criticisms aside, the many points with which I do agree are very solid.
But I do have one question: Skoogle- Business is a dark suit. Formal is black or white tie tuxedo or evening jacket , or morning coats if before noon. Casual is anything in your closet except jeans and t-shirts. There is no such thing as semi-formal. You can wear a jacket and tie in casual settings. My my ole chats. Quite an astonishing bit of wisdom I do must say. One must be properly attired and catered to with impeccable taste, mind you, and the fellowship of his heritage I might bit want to add here.
Nobility is keen, and thus I require my personal staff to render the best attire, as it is a must, for myself, and those whom frequent these palace grounds. Sir James has informed me of what has been said here and I see merit in much of your commentary. Cheerio good chap…God save the Queen. Was that comment generated by a computer? If so, the program needs a lot more tuning. If not, you might want to consider reading your posts aloud before submitting them.
Mostly a correct list, save the overdressed rule. It is far better to be underdressed if unsure. Can say the exact same in the opposite scenario. Always better to be overdressed. Not so bad to stick out instead of humbly pretending to minimize personal difference. Groups are known to minimize internal difference to single out the different, hence the fear of sticking out, because it show that you as everyone are as different each other, among your group, as are those outside the group.
Far easier to adjust downward an overdressed situation than adjusting upward an underdressed state. I wanna wear it at my weddn…thnx wtng 4 ur rply..
Why would anyone that spells like they are 13 years old and texting be asking about tuxedo? For you it should be a nike shell suit and a pair of kswiss trainers…. Might want to get those checked. I much prefer braces to a belt, but do not feel comfortable showing them in public. Do others feel the same, or am I too self-conscious? Braces can be one of the most attractive and stylish accessories, and proudly shown.
Not boring ones almost all the ones you find in stores. Wearing a black and gray ensemble, and white shirt, a pair of high quality silk buttoned, of course braces in a solid red or blue hue are an attractive accent and should be seen. If you have an elegant patterned pair, say Italian and probably rather expensive, with appropriate matching and contrasting colors for your outfit, they too are made and worn to be seen.
Anybody still reading these comments? Really old post, but does anyone else find it offensive to see so many striped shirts worn with a pattern tie? I was always taught to avoid that like the plague. Dan, Oftentimes the dress code for an event is unclear so I find that when in doubt, over dress. I still follow these comments. Pattern on pattern is a no-no for me just because of my look.
He works as a fashion editor for GQ. He can wear whatever he wants, including pattern on pattern, and he looks great. I need to stick to classic, Mad Men style fashion. More men need to get to that point, well done.
And I forgot to ask my question…I just notice the rule about ironing the collar. Can anyone elaborate about this? Does Justin mean the creased is too stiff? I work at a very casual workplace, people tend to bend his shirts, and i try to mantain the standard of proper dress for the business. Can I still usimg the tie and the cufflinks under that enviroment or should I start using the jacket, even thought it will be overdressed?
JC, Cufflinks are fine in a casual environment as far as I am concerned. But your co workers may not care for them. Either way, you should wear a jacket if you are wearing cufflinks.
I cant tell you how many times ive tried to explain rule 48 to my friends. For the most part I agree with your rules. The belt and shoe matching has relaxed somewhat over the last few years, and white bucks are not badass…….. Overall, your rules apply, but you seem somewhat stiff.
A few comments in regards to the rules and the posts. Makes you wonder whether the teeth are brushed or the underwear is washed. The image of a well dressed man is viewed from the bottom up. Do I have to mention that shoes trees are a must?
A fine list brother sir. You won me over with 44 and 45 they are hilarious and very true. Fantastic list, not too pretentious. Find myself agreeing with point 9- if it has belt loops, it needs a belt! Point 44 is awesome, really made me laugh!
I agree with the other person who alluded to this list being very conservative. I have over 30 pairs of dress shoes all different colors. I love mixing it up and creating my own style. I have over 50 dress shirts and ties, and 15 blazers in the rotation right now. To anyone just starting out this may be a really nice way to start off, but as you continue buying dress clothes let your imagination take control. Look up the color wheel and learn to match hues. Mike, I certainly agree with you.
The list is intended to be very conservative, foolproof if anything. Sounds like you have a well built wardrobe. Can you just wear a tie with just a waistcoat or does it have to be jacket?
Evan, A lot of men wear a vest or waistcoat without a jacket. But that is not a look I like or really support. Any pair of trousers can have suspender buttons attached to them, any tailor should be able to do it for a few dollars or you can do it yourself pretty easily.
Just make sure the pants have a longer rise and sit higher on the waist so that they look better with suspenders. Your pants waist the top where a belt would go should be horizontal, even if you have a beer belly.
Nothing looks more slovenly than pants at a 40 degree downward angle, hanging over maybe hiding a belt at the same or lower angle. Oh dear, dear me. These should never be worn — ever. Any that exist should be melted down as the plastic waste they are and recycled into something with more appeal and style. Something like joke dog turd or a plastic wart.
This trio of ingredients is all that is necessary for awesome shoes or boots. My burgundy Monks shine like rubys. They take time and patience but the effect is worth the wait. Is it acceptable to wear a pocket square with a red and white pattern, and a bow tie that is solid burgundy together? Could you recommend a tie and pocket square combination for a navy suit, white shirt and brown gucci loafers?
Robert, It all depends on how classic or not classic you want to go. If you want to keep it simple just go with a white pocket square and a solid navy or burgundy tie. The good news is that you can pair almost any color with white and navy — you could do anything from a pink paisley tie to a purple silk knit tie.
Colored socks are a no no!! Real men wear dark socks to match their dark suit pant. Colored socks can be one of the few interesting options for a touch of style in a conservative outfit. Check out A Suitable Wardrobe web site, which is an extremely high end clothing adviser and purveyor, and which one would expect to be ultra-conservative and it is.
There you will find the proprietor wearing a bespoke dark suit, bespoke shoes, and…. There is a very famous concert pianist noted for wearing patterned hose in bright colors during concerts, and such hose are popular with church and concert organists. Properly chosen patterns and colors e. When wearing a patterned bow tie and brightly colored pocket square, does a loafer with a bit and striped band become to distracting from the rest of the ensemble?
Jake, I assume you are referring to the Gucci bits with green and red stripe behind the bit. The shoes themselves will not distract. However, if you have a lot of other stuff going on like a patterned shirt, jacket or pants that could easily tip things over. Just purchased a navy suit with the perfect fit however I want a matching waistcoat. I know the waistcoat should always be the same thread and colour but if not is there any other colour that may look the part?
Wedding is in 2 weeks appreciate the help. Definitely a reception for a more dressed down look and I even wore one to my sons high school graduation with a sporty thin bow tie. My favorite is a navy pinstripe suit with a solid matching fabric waistcoat.
These are my own opinions and some consider me old fashioned but I like it that way. Find out the dress for the wedding before settling. You still have the contrast of the expensive tie against the suit. The only difference is that you are now extending the Color of the Black suit by wearing the Black Dress Shirt.
Then you wear a bright colored tie in contrast to it. You can also wear a Charcoal Dress Shirt that matches your Charcoal suit and wear a different color tie in contrast. Works best with dark or dark medium colored suits.
Wow that was odd. Regardless, just wanted to say fantastic blog! I do not agree with this statement — Ralph Lauren makes some awesome pinpoint oxford shirts that make suit. A nicely colored shirt with the polo logo looks great when the jackets come off especially in extended meetings.
I have always received compliments. So please lighten up. Lorenzo, Ralph Lauren and even some other brands that feature their logo on the shirt does make some great off the rack dress shirts. But I cannot disagree with you more on your insistence that wearing a logoed dress shirt is at all appropriate for a business setting, especially with a suit.
A logo is the last thing someone should see on a man when he is wearing a suit. A suit and the man wearing it are supposed to speak for themselves, not have the logo of a brand speak for them. The watch chain, watch and fob should be of the same color metal gold r silver. The chain should appropriate in length as so not to be too long to liberally dangle about the frontage of the body.
Additionally, for a business suit with a lapel hole, a pocket watch with chain and fob may be used. A pocket watch and wristwatch should never be used in conjunction with one another although the Prince of Wales was once photographed doing so. Hats may be worn with either tux or business suit to complete the wardrobe ensemble. When wearing hats, accompanying gloves are to be worn.
Top coats and outer wear are optional, given the preference of the man, the occasion and naturally the weather. Top coats of a Navy blue or black material, preferably wool, are most acceptable.
Trench Coats with a brim hat are also acceptable especially in temperate, rainy weather, however, trench coats are not to be worn with formal wear. Writing instruments and other ancillary business apparatus are not to be openly seen, carried or worn in such a manner as to present themselves with an obvious attraction to others.
Always use a handkerchief whenever possible out of the sight of others; otherwise, excuse yourself and quickly turn around and use the handkerchief, then immediately take the opportunity to excuse oneself to the mens room or bathroom.
Avoid overly bulging wallets, noisy keys and other personal items that may cause irritable noises or wardrobe anomalies. Before an event, empty your wallet of all frivolous items, this will maker both your wallet and appearance slimmer, in addition being being more comfortable to carry. Pair your keys down to only those that you will need to access your vehicle or office, your other keys you can keep locked up in your desk drawer or automobile.
When at last I rationalized the number of keys, lost their chunky fob, and slimmed down to a two-fold Belroy wallet, my lines became much smoother. I was wondering if you ever considered changing the layout of your blog? Its very well written; I love what youve got to say. But maybe you could a little more in the way of content so people could connect with it better. Youve got an awful lot of text for only having 1 or 2 images. Maybe you could space it out better? Try navy or light grey trousers.
Awesome and awesome — all points in taste and great humor. I shall be looking into some white bucks shortly. Set trends and be brave in your dress sense and! As the webpage say… fine young gentleman. I saw a man with light blue straight laced up shoes. I think was patent cuz shine as sun, but could be just nice leather.
With… light blue shirt and tie, shine also, maybe silk or polyester mix. And a light grey suit. Pants and nice jacket with pointy lapels. Also handkerchief light blue like the tie and shirt, in the jackets upper pocket. So far looks like a school boy. And the man got like 50 or 55 years old! His face… hairstyle… shittt… forget the color, that guy was a fine badass for sure. Summer badass, we can tell.
I get married in 5 days. I have a grey morning suit but I only ever wear brown shoes and I want to buy a new pair of brown shoes for my wedding. However, oldies and traditionalists are saying that I should wear black.
Darren, Congrats on getting married. With a morning suit I would also recommend going with black shoes. This is all good stuff, especially for a commoner like myself. However, I find it hard to take seriously, even if I came into money, because the language and grammar are ridiculous. Rule 6 saves the day! According to this rule, I can wear white socks with a dark suit as long as I also wear a white shirt! Exceptional post however , I was wanting to know if you could write a litte more on this topic?
I am attending a wedding reception this week only the evening, party type event. I am considering dark blue, very smart jeans, brown brogues, brown belt, blue formal shirt and a blazer with a patterned pocket square. Do you think this will pass, or is it necessary to put on a suit. After five days a week in suit, shirt and tie, its good to get a change!! However do not wish to look out of place.
Cful, It all depends on what the requested dress is. Nor would I ever advise anyone to wear them to a wedding reception, no matter what the dress. I would say just suck it up and wear a suit or at least some dress trousers. Another reason the loafers would have […]. Are we just talking typical business suit jackets here? Id agree if so, however on a casual jacket.. I think this rule is open for breaking depending on these factors but in casual terms only!
There is no disputing that fact. Can you wear a brown waistcoat with a black overcoat, or is that too bizarre? If you can, what colour must the tie be? But I would not wear a brown waistcoat with a black jacket blazer, sport jacket or other. I applaud the effort put forth to transcribe these rules from the original stone tablets and look forward to future post industrial revolution rules. I wonder, does the current over utilization of pocket squares, make you reconsider rules 32, and 33?
I would say that the way some men wear them is over done, however. Which, as you note, can give the whole thing a bad name.
If wearing a top hat to an event, does the color of the top hat need to match the trousers? Or does a black top hat go with any formal dress? Bryan, A black top hat will go with any formal dress — black tie, white tie, morning dress. I am getting married this December and I will be wearing a navy blue suit with a black lapel, navy blue matching pants n waist coat and a white shirt…. I will be wearing burgundy shoes or brown shoes, I also intend wearing brown belt or burgundy belt…my question is this… What color of socks, and bow tie would complement my dressing?
I was thinking of wearing a 2 piece blue sharkskin suit with a light charcoal vest for my high school prom. Does this sound like a good combination? I am in the process of choosing a suit for my high school prom, and would like to wear a 2 piece blue sharkskin suit with a light charcoal vest. Is this a good combination? Mr South, I think that combo will be fine, if you can, have the vest be of a different texture than sharkskin to give a little textural contrast.
Is anything other than black acceptable? I was originally going for a dark blue dress pant with a light bright cardigan type look or light grey dress pants with brown belt and shoes with a simple paisley designed bow tie. But I now I think it will just look tacky. Should I scratch the idea and go for black?
A little help would be appreciated! Jason, Yes, many other things are acceptable. They also used a lot of heavy fabrics like tweed, I think. Adnan, Black pants and grey jacket are fine, but dont wear a black shirt. Wear a white one instead.
Dear God, I sincerely hope the commenters extolling the virtues of a black suit, black shirt and colored tie are joking. That combination is indicative of three things: They are not mutually exclusive. As for the square toed shoes — if you were to examine the offerings of a high quality shoe maker you will not find a square toed shoe in their collection.
Dress appropriately for your context. If you are doing business in Japan, a black suit is not horrific, it is mandatory. A gentleman even of the American persuasion would be loathe to use it. I think there needs to be an addition to the rules regarding — collar stays. Most respectable dress shirts now have the slots for it and some even provide you with a set. They keep the collars crisp and straight and give the dress shirt a sharper and more professional look. If you forget to insert them in the morning and notice it in the office, use a paper clip.
Horsebits with a suit? I have a pair of light grey suede shoes, would it be acceptable to wear with a tie, vest and dress pants vest and pants black? Traditionally, one wore a tie only with a full-sleeved shirt. For some years now, and mainly due to weather conditions, ties with half-sleeved shirts are acceptable, so long as one does not wear a jacket. While striped suits, or striped trousers with a plain shirt look good, avoid checked trousers. They do not look as elegant.
The tip of the larger, outer blade of the long tie should sit on the middle of the belt buckle, not middle of the stomach! A nice guide that at the showed me some things I have been doing wrong, but even better it showed me what I have been doing correct. That said there is still some things I am somewhat unsure about and that is when it comes to shoes. Other than hearing that many make mistakes when wearing brown shoes I never actually know what those misstakes are, so I always find myself second guessing my choices in wearing brown shoes.
Never really know what to treat them as but they look great either way. Could these be worn with black dockers and a black belt, or do the brown soles scuttle the deal?
Or does it depend on the shirt? We at Computer Guys wish you a great year ahead with lots of personal growth. Firstly, I find even the thought of white bucks as midly insulting. Whoever wrote this article needs to take a long hard look in the mirror before handing out advice so easily. It is absolutely preposterous that one thinks black shoes and brown is not acceptable — who are you? And horizontal ties…are you kidding me.
I started reading this expecting to disagree with most of the rules. I agreed with them all. Thank you for the very informative post. Believe me on this, I follow all of your 51 rules already and it does make a difference. The largest ambiguity is, however, cleared up in the conversation above.
I do NOT think that Rule 29 should be interpreted to mean that one shall not wear a white shirt with anything but a suit and tie another ambiguity that emerges from how poorly it is written. The all-white shirt with no tie and a sweater or jacket is very IN right now. That look is quite common today among well-dressed gentlemen. That shirt Lamonis wears is available on-line. Forgot who makes it.
Here is a rule for the gentleman who writes well: Doing this actually advertises your insecurity. Rule 13 should be seen as one for America only.
Go to Japan or Europe or Singapore or Hong Kong and you will see guys in business casual dress with cuffed shirts and cufflinks with no jacket. He looked — and is — totally sharp, and definitely not a hipster. I predict we will see more of this in America over the next few years.
Rule 13 is weak and may fade away altogether. Perhaps this man does have a sense of style. Yeah, but that rule is only applicable in america. True, but that doesnt matter. Shthay something im giving up on you. Honestly, I disagree with more than half this list. Largely it lacks imagination that usually comes with the snobbery lists like this almost invariably have.
You place far too much importance on jackets. You can wear ties and braces just find without them. Braces, too, are for utility as much as style. On that note, braces with with clips are preferable to ones with buttons. Anyone who places too focus on shoes is a fool and shallow one on that. Yes, they should be appropriate for the outfit and they should match, but beyond that they should be an after thought. Anyone who cares too much about shoes needs a hobby to occupy their excess time.
Again, utility and comfort are as if not more important than fashion. If square toe shoes are more comfortable for the wearer, they are preferable. Also, a person who thinks white bucks are anything but hideous loses the right to dictate fashion. In regards to buttoning the bottom button, be it waistcoats or suit jackets, is matter of the image you want to project.
You lost all credibility the moment you said that loafers with tassels are bad-ass. I think you should re-consider your position on square-toed shoes. Just because they are a newer development does not mean they are wrong.
Perhaps they do not work for most men, but I think a blanket statement saying that they are always terrible, is simply unjustified. Perhaps not specific to the enumerated Rules of Dress, but I will comment on the common combination of khaki pants and the solid light blue shirt; typically a button-down oxford shirt.
I have no idea why these two came to match. The look is frumpy, boring, and unimaginative. To me the color combination just does not look good. Least of all, is not a style, as in: This blog is very interesting. I noted a lot of ideas which I can share to my brothers and friends. For more ideas visit our site http: I came to this page trying to find tips written in a serious and mature manor.
I wanted to know if a navy blue shirt on a camel colour pants with light tan shoes and dark green suspenders would match….
I never heard of your tie should coordinate with your trousers. I never heard a tie should coordinate with your trousers. A tie should coordinate with your socks. They should not match, but pick up a color or coordinate with a color. Your trousers should match your suit coat unless you are wearing odd trousers and a blazer or sport jacket. Regarding the question from Alex: I would not be surprised if much of the negative feedback to this rule comes from a misunderstanding of your intent, rather than the spirit of the rule itself.
You do explain the rule in at least one of the comments, but there are several and they can be difficult to wade through. Thou shall always wear a jacket when wearing shirts with both a white collar and white cuffs. Thou shall always wear a jacket with shirts of both a white collar and white cuffs. The above rules such as: I, for one, have attended the finest boarding school in England, whereby most of these rules become second nature, and never once been told to curb my usage of such term.
Rule 34, however, I must disagree with. A bagpack backpack , is entirely suitable with a suit. Although, I must add, it is a designer bag and one designed to look at home next to my Gucci two piece.
I have bought two options for the under-shirt, either a light blue or white both with a subtle pattern. Now, here is my dilemma.. I wanted to wear my brown shoes, brown belt and brown leather strapped watch with the suit. All the brown items are matched in colour. Please let me know what to do here? I recently attended a piano recital for a young man in my neighborhood who studies music at a local university. A gentleman always uses proper grammar when writing for the public, and pays for proofreading if he cannot stand to do it properly himself.
Suprised watch position was not addressed. You need to add the males watch should ONLY be worn on the left wrist. Period , no exceptions. What color suspenders and tie go with a somewhat brighter navy blue suit paired with a white and light pink checked dress shirt? Id say match the jacket. Granted im not a professional, I was just in Mens Wearhouse and most of the time they seemed to match both the jacket AND the pants, but for me personally I would rather have the vest match the jacket than the pants.
I think it makes you look a little more neater and sharper. I guess it would also depend on the color as well. I have Allen Edmonds, but consider them office shoes. A guy wearing a black suit with a black dress shirt, especially with the top two buttons unbuttoned, is classically sexy. I enjoy wearing suspenders braces with my suits. The issue is maintaining the proper placement of the waistband of the pant on my hips.
But, not having tailor made clothes, my pants come automatically with belt loops. I never use them, but have my tailor add buttons for the braces. Should I have him remove the belt loops, per your rules which say that belt loops should always have a belt? Because for now, I just wear them empty.
Certainly, I am not going to put a belt in them with suspenders. That is one of the biggest fashion faux pas I see.
It always makes me laugh. I am going to an event this weekend and my date is wearing a black dress. Can I wear a blue jacket, white shirt, kahki pants, brown shoes and brown belt? I am constantly hitting stumbling blocks when dressing for consultations, gigs, and presentations. Im still trying to figure out the vest thing and should shoes be if similar color to the suit if the suit is anything other than black or white.
Havent found the poor mans guide to looking professional yet. I am attending an outdoor beach wedding in 3 weeks — would grey pants be acceptable to wear? If so, what color s jacket would work? A gentlemans tie should coordinate with his hosiery. It does not have anything to do with the color of ones trousers or anything else for that matter unless you are wearing a dark blue dinner jacket and black tie. How do you think menswear designer?
Ralph Lauren made his billions. If your lucky, your Dad can be a big help. These are the zombies walking around middle class malls wearing t shirts untucked with writing on them. Shorts with cargo pockets and either white leather running shoes or sandals without socks. Those are some stereotypes about hippies. Actually some hippies were actually very dandy, depending on their philosophy and their clothing was quite researched although unconventional and of course far from formal: Is there a rule to this?
I overall agree with dennes. So I only follow a few rules, the main ones. But never say never there might be some exceptions. Sure, with brown shoes or loafers I always match socks with pants or tie, with black or very dark shoes I prefer matching my socks with shirts, most of the time. Any way, yes, I alternate with penny loafers, the same ones I wear with shorts: I go for white shirts most of the time, but I like the other colors and some patterns too.
Btw shirt patterns, can generally be reproduced with socks, but just the general tone and carefully. If you take this seriously, or post an actual comment — your salary is bigger than your dick you bunch of wankers. You should all join a club where you can match your socks and belts and wank each other off. Jason, it might seem you are counterconformist and I agree, substance counts more than clothes which still I consider a form of art, but anyway , but I think you are just a troll and unoriginally uneducated.
I just broke a basic rule, got me a dark navy marine formal shoes with a matching belt, now i have no idea how to wear it. With navy suit it doesnt give enough contrast, with brown it looked weird, oddly it looked best with a grey suit or a lighter colored blue suit. What do u gents think? What can he wear? My son needs to attend a fashion extravaganza. What can he wear. Navy and white striped shirt I know is a must. When can men wear white pants? I dunno, maybe greenish pants and blazer, http: Inappropriate comment about Bono, he must wear a special type of sunglasses.
He has an eye defect. Otherwise, I like your information and have sent it to my three boys. I am attending an all white event. I am wearing an all white suit with a dark orange like shirt and brown shoes. What color belt should I wear,Brown or black? For that reason, I am trying to improve my wardrobe to fit the events and other networking opportunities that I go to. Talk about a hat for a casual ocassion, like going to a bar.
How to match the hat: I cant really afford the coat, so as far as button down shorts go, i am thinking the shirt, matching belt and shoes and black pants, my jacket is black leather… Would this be appropriate? Should or can my shirt have Christmas colors? I am a summer outfit guy with a closet full of Tommy Bahama shirts, so this formal dress confuses me a bit!!! This approach is not meant for you too look matchy matchy, rather it will compliment your whole look.
Call me a hipster but I think suspenders without a jacket is a good way to casual but still sophisticated. Think about the groom too and the groomsmen. Could they all have matching cufflinks or socks that are personalised with their name? A cute idea for your bridesmaids is to write something to […]. This approach is not meant for you too look matchy-matchy, rather it will complement your whole look. The problem is something that too few folks are speaking intelligently about.
Thank you for some other fantastic post. It is a great way to add contrast and pairs well with light brown shoes as we suggest. Hello and thank you for this great article. Will some oxblood shoes do a good combination or shoud I be more conservative and go for the black shoes. Sounds like a potentially stellar look! With the shoes, we would suggest you stick to a more conservative black shoe.
Nice job matching the boots and the belt! You can go light blue, light purple, really most lights will work. After that, the tie is easy. If you need matching guidance with ties and shirts, this is a good read. If you go with a light blue shirt, a dark blue or charcoal tie would be killer. If not, what shoes should I pair with the suit?
I was wondering what color suit would blue shoes go well with for going out. Also, would a dark brown shoes go well with a charcoal grey suit or a lighter grey suit? Blue dress shoes are tough to pull off, so we recommend a pair of navy suede or leather dress shoes. You can pair blue dress shoes with a dark brown suit, like this one , or a blue suit that offers some contrast against the color of the suit this is harder to pull off.
As for your question about wearing brown shoes with a gray suit, those will look better with a either shade of gray suit that you mentioned. And if paired with a sports coat, would the color of the coat matter? Have to wear a suit. I plan on wearing a charcoal suit, white shirt, navy blue tie. What color shoes should I wear? I want something more interesting than black. You could get away with dark brown leather dress shoes here.
If the buttons are dark brown, dark brown shoes will generally work. Yes, blue shoes like the in the second to last photo of this article would definitely be a cool way to go.
If not, dark brown is a good, if predictable, choice. This site is really helpful but my choice is not on the list. This question is for my upcoming wedding. Can you give me an advise if what color of shoes and belt will go with my dark maroon tuxedo with black shawl lapel in it? The key word here, Nicc, is tuxedo. The other part of the question was about the belt, but tuxedos should not be worn with belts.
Black shoes are the norm. Brown is definitely a no-no with a tux. We recommend proceeding with extreme caution before busting out a pair of emerald green shoes. That said, pairing these shoes with anything but the most subdued suit is like boarding the express train to Tacky Town. Keep things simple with a suit fabric in a shade that complements the shoes, like a medium gray or blue. Whatever you do, do NOT wear it with anything even remotely patterned or striped.
The key to going out on a limb with your shoes is staying close to the tree truck with just about everything else. What color suit will go with a red Cornwallis dress oxford? Oxford shoes are definitely the most versatile. My boyfriend bought himself a pair of cognac colored shoes, to go with dark blue suit. Now he is in doubt what kind of belt goes with it. Can you maybe give me some suggestions?!? That means a black belt is definitely out.
The dark brown belt will do, but ultimately a cognac colored belt is the way to go. Finding an exact match can be tricky, but BeltCraft makes a nice cognac belt that can be customized or, for a non-customized version, try an Allen-Edmonds walnut colored belt. For the time being, wearing the dark brown belt is fine, but for the long run, these cognac options will do the trick. Therefore I was wondering if you could tell me what colour shoes I should wear with a dark purple 3 piece suit.
Playing off of the eggplant tones in the suit, they paired the suit with a pair of icy blue socks and a pair of richly toned brown double-monk strap shoes with a burnished toe.
The end result was seriously stylish. Subscribe to The Compass. What would you recommend for a light blue suit? Dre, this suit is very similar to the Light Blue Linen Suit we showed you in the second example above.
As stated, the interesting shoe color choice would be a medium to light tan. We styled our own gray linen blend suit with brown shoes like this. Black, light brown, oxblood, even blue shoes can all work with gray suits. When in doubt, follow the buttons.
If the buttons are black, go with black shoes. That was the insipiration. Glad we could be helpful. Just curious what shoes that guy is wearing with the charcoal gray suit? And where I could find them? You can find them at Paul Evans.
What kind of shoes are those and where can I get a pair. Please elaborate on the shoes in the picture above.
Black suits, including pinstripe, look best with black shoes. However, a dark burgundy colored shoe is also a great complement to this traditional suit. Brown or linen suits can be worn with all different shades of brown and black shoes. Our online service provides men to choose between wide ranges of tuxedo suit. We have Mens Casual Dress Shoes, Black Shoes, Discount Boots, designer suits, 3 piece suits, black suits, white suits and wedding suit. What Colour Shoes to Wear with a Navy Suit Black shoes, brown shoes and burgundy shoes go with a navy coloured suit. You may be wondering ‘what colour shoes with navy suit?’, but navy is a much more versatile suit colour than black, allowing you to match it with a wider range of coloured shoes.