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    Rules on Shoe color?




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    Most of my life, I have stuck to a basic set of rules when it comes to the color of my shoes. I wear black with gray and black clothes, brown shoes with tan and brown clothes, and either color shoes with green or blue clothes.

    Recently, I have seen and heard that it's ok to mix these up (like brown shoes with a gray suit). Anybody in the know that can illuminate the "rules" of shoe color?
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    I don't know the "rules" but my wife the artist approves of my wearing brown shoes with gray slacks. She says it looks good. I'm partially colour blind so I don't know if it looks good or not.

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    I think brown shoes are fine with grey, as long as it isn't a super dark grey. If a particular "blue" is closer to midnight blue than navy, I might also stick with black shoes. A green with a lot of brown should be treated as brown, and thus worn with brown shoes, IMO.

    Black with black, brown with brown, and I think it really depends on the particular shades/tints otherwise.

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    Brown shoes are fine with gray and navy. In fact, I prefer them with navy over black.

    Brown with gray:



    Brown with navy:


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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanC
    Brown shoes are fine with gray and navy. In fact, I prefer them with navy over black.

    Brown with gray:



    Brown with navy:

    That's just wrong! Is there no one here who is from the era when we all lived in suits during the week?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bourbon Guy
    That's just wrong! Is there no one here who is from the era when we all lived in suits during the week?
    Do tell...
    Workwear is the new Black.
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    I only manage three days most weeks

    Then again, I am a 23 year old in IT. Most of my co-workers take the dress code literally (which is basically "something nicer than jeans, and a collared shirt").

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    Wink

    If that's wrong then I don't want to be right!









    Now in deference to our outraged friend, when dressing more formally, black is the way to go.


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    The only -rule-

    No transparent shoes or socks. Seeing feet inside clear shoes= gross



    The rest...are guidelines...meant to be flaunted by those who have their own style and the attitude to carry it off.
    They say ignorance is bliss, but it really just means you failed to learn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanC
    If that's wrong then I don't want to be right!
    From the old advice: "Dress for the job you want, not the job you have." Enjoy the mailroom.

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