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Suits with Shoes. Have you matched your black shoes with suit?

We found want to look good everyday right? Just match your black shoes with anything?

Wrong! Black shoes won’t go with brown suits.

There are 3 main shoe colors:

Blackbrown and burgundy

Suits colour with which black shoes doesn’t match –

  • Navy blue
  • Light or medium-gray
  • Charcoal
  • Brown

Remember – business climates are more relaxed now.

Check out below how to match suits with shoes!

#1: Navy Blue Suits with shoe

Compatible shoe colors:

  • Black
  • Brown
  • Oxblood/burgundy

 

But why navy colour? Blue colour represents trust, wisdom, responsibility and openness, just like calming effect.

Since it’s easy to coordinate a navy blue suit with most leather shoes – it’s the safest option for attending a job interview. It’ll help you look confident and level-headed right off the bat.

The only thing to remember is there are subtle ways in which the leather color affects the “attitude” of the entire outfit:

  • Black = formal, “getting down to business”
  • Brown = more relaxed or flexible
  • Oxblood/burgundy = more playful or creative

 

#2: Light / Medium-Gray Suits with shoe

Compatible shoe colors:

  • Black
  • Brown
  • Oxblood/burgundy

Gray suits are less formal than navy blue suits, but they’re equal in terms of flexibility. You can pair them effectively with all three shoe colors.

They’re not ideal for proper business wear (since they’re rather light). But they’re actually fine in office setups where suits are worn with a “relaxed” dress code.

Specifically, for medium-gray suits – black would be the best choice for your shoes while wearing a white dress shirt with a tie.

 

#3: Charcoal Gray Suits with shoe

                                 charcoal suit with shoes

Compatible shoe colors:

  • Black
  • Oxblood/burgundy

Avoid:

  • Brown

Charcoal gray is almost as versatile as navy blue – but its little on mature side and that’s good.

While navy colour is very vibrant, so it gives a freedom to match it up with any of the colours.

It’s slightly different for charcoal gray suits. Brown leather shoes just don’t match as well. It’s because brown is naturally less formal than the other two – and the contrast created between brown and charcoal gray (which is similar to black) is quite stark.

Plain black shoes are the best choice in this case. However, a deep burgundy also does a great job for a charcoal gray suit that’s “relaxed” but still classy overall.

 

#4: Brown Suits with shoe

Compatible shoe colors:

  • Brown
  • Oxblood/burgundy

Avoid:

  • Black

I know, you might be wondering why a brown-brown combination works. The truth is that brown suits go with most brown shoes.

You just need a visible difference between the shades of the shoe and the suit. If both browns appear identical, the whole thing will look off.

If you want more attention to your shoes, then you can have a darker shade for your shoes than your brown suit.

#5: Black Suits with shoe

Compatible shoe colors:

  • Black
  • Brown

Avoid:

  • Oxblood/burgundy

I think black suits can easily match with black shoes and brown shoes.

But if you try to match any other colour then it will come as more of casual look.

Black suit which looks classy should be saved and not to be worn anywhere. You’ll be saving it for:

  • Strict, business dress environments
  • Black-tie parties (or similar social functions)
  • Funerals

#6: Neutral Suit with Shoes

Compatible shoe colors:

  • Brown

Avoid:

  • Black
  • Blue

These suits might make your look more casual but if you dare to wear this and pull it off, you can create a very bold image of yours.

Owing a navy or charcoal suit is better off any colour, since they’re appropriate enough for most occasions. Lighter greys and browns are the next best options (depending on how casual an event is).

Now, are all these matching rules absolute? No – but they serve as a very safe guide overall.

If you feel like breaking these rules, do it because:

  • You’re making a conscious decision – not because you’re unaware of them!
  • You’re aiming for a unique look (example: a rock singer might perform wearing a black suit together with burgundy shoes AND a burgundy tie – using color coordination)

There will always be exceptions depending on the place, celebration, people attending that event, or even your lifestyle or reputation. But there aren’t that many, so you’re more likely going to need classic combos that are proven to work. Let that chart be your #1 consultant.

In conclusion this article will give a round over view how to match your mens dress shoes with suits.

So, when you are going for a more formal look then it gets strict you can’t end up any suit and different shoe color. That’s when it becomes a casual dress.

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So that’s my article for Suits with shoes!

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