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Dumb question, does brown go with black?

Discussion in 'Outerwear' started by Couch-Commando, Oct 12, 2018.

  1. Harris HTM

    Harris HTM Practically Family

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    I also try to match shoes-belts-jackets. Sometimes I put on a black jacket with brown shoes, but never the other way around. I also own 2 pair of boots in horween no8 colour (steer and shell cordovan). I usually wear them with brown leather jackets (as I try to convince myself I do not need an aero in cordovan).
    The only case where I deliberately choose not to combine is with my MA1, obviously only Robin Hood wore green shoes.
     
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  2. Bfd70

    Bfd70 Practically Family

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    Generally i agree with Superfluous but i’ve been easing up a bit. I’ve got a gorgeous black belt (shameless plug Currier and Beamhouse) and I just want to wear it regardless of shoe or jacket color.
     
  3. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    I'll mi oblood with either black or brown, but no black and brown together. Don't like how it looks. (I was well into my twenties before I'd wear brown at all, actually.)
     
  4. bn1966

    bn1966 Call Me a Cab

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    Don't ever worry about such things here..but then I own a 'mustard' Polo shirt.
     
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  5. Couch-Commando

    Couch-Commando New in Town

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    I have dress shoes and belts in both brown and black. When I'm being casual, I wear black cowboy boots that are a bit beat up.

    I just got a black 100% beaver cowboy hat. I only wear cowboy hats when it is raining or snowing. I guess my main question is, would a dark brown jacket look odd with a black cowboy hat in the rain?

    Here is the color I'm thinking of for the jacket.

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  6. Bobby Peru

    Bobby Peru Familiar Face

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    The shoes and belt matching is what I care about. I’d wear a black or brown leather jacket based on which one I feel like wearing. I try not to wear a black jacket with black trousers though.
     
  7. TheMarriedHermit

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    Hot-doggin' it in a mustard shirt.
     
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  8. TheMarriedHermit

    TheMarriedHermit Familiar Face

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    It'd look fine to me.
     
  9. ProteinNerd

    ProteinNerd My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    Black jacket with brown boots looks pretty good to me...
     
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  10. ProteinNerd

    ProteinNerd My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    And here is the reverse Brown jacket with black (very worn) boots, still looks fine to me...
    [​IMG]
     
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  11. Seb Lucas

    Seb Lucas I'll Lock Up

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    Prote - case closed. :D
     
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  12. Mich486

    Mich486 One of the Regulars

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    You need a bit of imagination to see that these shoes are black


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  13. Monitor

    Monitor I'll Lock Up

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    @ProteinNerd not really the best examples as most of us don't really look like that. :D
     
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  14. navetsea

    navetsea One Too Many

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    works alright , but you won't be as happy as that guy with a black jacket and black boots on the right
     
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  15. scottyrocks

    scottyrocks I'll Lock Up

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    I'll wear brown jackets with black pants and/or shirts, but the shoes or boots have to be brown.
     
  16. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    I wear brown jackets with black shirts.
     
  17. lina

    lina A-List Customer

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    I think boots/shoes and belt should match in general. Leather jacket to me has always been in a separate category -- it's not really part of the "outfit" but is outerwear, and does not have to match anything (more or less..).
    Having said that, I actually do think that black brown go well together -- witness all the black CXL boots that show a brown edge around the leather pieces, which look great.
     
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  18. GHT

    GHT I'll Lock Up

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    Agreed, that's probably why I have never seen a black tuxedo with brown shoes, or a black funeral suit with brown shoes.
    Not necessarily so. I agree with like for like tones but you can get a good appearance without a monochromatic look.
    Great post, and a very good point to qualify on. If you like your brown and black mixed, go for it. Your money, your choice, your business.
     
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  19. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    It'sall subjective personal choice, after all, but tbh - much to my other half's frustration - I'll turn the house upside down looking for the right jacket or shoes rather than go out like this. I wore a brown belt with black shoes one day, by accident - nobosy else noticed but it genuinely bugged me all day.
     
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  20. willyto

    willyto Practically Family

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    Same here it just doesn't work.

    it's a whole different story if the leathers are mixed in the same garment (For example, Two tone jackets or teacore) but wearing brown leather and black leather missmatched to me doesn't look good unless we are talking about a very dark brown and black that somehow match.

    It's like people wearing brown belts with black shoes, it just doesn't work.
     
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