DAvid Gregory was on Today this am wearing brown shoes
with his navy suit. WTF?
I thought these people had big time wardrobe budgets and even if they dont have a centilla of style sense, dont they shop places where someone shows them how to put it together
or have a consulatant to help them.
Nothing screams hick (or so broke I cant afford more than one pair of shoes and they are brown) like brown shoes with a navy suit.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||12/08/2012|
Fashion has evolved to the point where this is actually acceptable and can even look good.
Grow up, OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||12/05/2012|
R1. Brown shoes with a navy suit is not acceptable.
Grow up yourself and learn to dress.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||12/05/2012|
Are you sure they weren't reddish?
|by Anonymous||reply 3||12/05/2012|
On-air talent often were shorts, thongs, or go Donald Duck since their job only requires they be on camera from the waist up.
Dint U no dat?!
|by Anonymous||reply 4||12/05/2012|
Brown shoes are fine with navy.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||12/05/2012|
R1 = embarrassed gayling who likes to think he is cutting edge but is laughed at by anyone who was not completely educated at public schools.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||12/05/2012|
Actually, I'm not embarrassed. I do it all the time. My salary does not suggest that it's affected me in any adverse manner.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||12/05/2012|
you have a "salary"? you sound poor R7.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||12/05/2012|
R8. Esquire said nothing of the sort.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||12/05/2012|
Brown shoes are great with a navy suit. Very German chic.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||12/05/2012|
On the right guy (which Gregory is not), it can be a good look.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||12/05/2012|
It's true OP. It has become o.k. to do. I bet you still don't wear white after Labor Day, right?
|by Anonymous||reply 13||12/05/2012|
OP/r6/r9, please stop trying to impress with the incredibly feeble attempts at cuntiness.
You're clearly desperately trying to be enraging, but you're only being tedious.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||12/05/2012|
As long as the belt matches the shoes!
|by Anonymous||reply 15||12/05/2012|
One of my snootier "old school" friends always maintained that a gentlemen never wore black shoes before evening.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||12/05/2012|
I've read that there are black shoe towns and brown shoe towns. Brown shoe mostly midwest and south. When I was kid in the south, blue blood but not rich, brown or cordavan shoes were the thing. Black screamed Catholic or ethnic school boy. (Not WASP). We never wore those. Now, in Philadelphia, you tend to see whites in black shoes but African Americans in brown shoes (and black, too). Of course the only whites here are Catholic or Jewish.
I think the brown before dark and black after dark is a good rule.
And the belt MUST match the shoes.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||12/05/2012|
Agreed that the belt must match the shoes.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||12/05/2012|
um R5, R14, im not the one who is going to have the voice in the back of my head now wondering what else I do fashionwise is being whispered and laughed at behind my back... nite, toots!
|by Anonymous||reply 19||12/05/2012|
According to GQ's Style Guy:
[quote][bold]There are many older men who will go to the grave believing that wearing brown shoes with a navy suit is morally wrong.[/bold] Actually, it is wearing lighter brown shoes with a navy suit that is wrong. Your shoes should be at least as dark as your suit. If your brown shoes are of a darkness approaching black, you are okay. If they are tannish, the old man is right, and you should be banned from the executive washroom. There is nothing wrong with wearing black shoes with a navy suit, sir. Ask any admiral.
Are you an elder gay, OP?
|by Anonymous||reply 20||12/05/2012|
Brown with navy has been acceptable - and rather fashionable - for a long time. Get out of the Stone AGe, OP
|by Anonymous||reply 21||12/05/2012|
Brown shoes with a navy suit is unacceptable and unfashionable.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||12/05/2012|
just because a bunch of unbread twinks in public schools wear them and you see it doent make it "fashionable." It actually makes it common...
and did you READ the GQ post ass hat, who couldnt get past the word older... the post reads:
[quote] it is wearing lighter brown shoes with a navy suit that is wrong. Your shoes should be at least as dark as your suit... If they are tannish, the old man is right, and you should be banned from the executive washroom. There is nothing wrong with wearing black shoes with a navy suit, sir.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||12/05/2012|
[quote] There is nothing wrong with wearing black shoes with a navy suit, sir
Nor is there anything wrong with wearing dark brown shoes with a navy suit, sir
|by Anonymous||reply 24||12/05/2012|
not if you are going to a barn dance somewhere in Kansas... or you dont mind the whispers
|by Anonymous||reply 25||12/05/2012|
Is "unbread" a word they taught you at your posh private school, r23?
|by Anonymous||reply 26||12/05/2012|
"unbread" must mean staying away from a carbohydrates.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||12/05/2012|
OP, brown dress shoes are in fashion right now.
And wearing brown dress shoes with a navy suit is considered fashionable and in style right now.
One need only to look in fashion magazines or GQ or other men's magazines to know this.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||12/05/2012|
um tollina at r28, Brown dress shoes have been in fashion for decades, since the ninteenth century, really. They are not, nor have they ever been "in fashinon" with any color or any other style of clothing.
They may be "in fashion" with your crowd that can afford about 2 pair of shoes so you wear them with anything and think that somehow price, not taste, makes something "in fashion."
but the color wheel hasn't changed. It is... as you say, "in fashion."
|by Anonymous||reply 29||12/05/2012|
I don't care who says that brown shoes can be worn with a navy suit and that they're fashionable. They're not.
I navy suit calls for black shoes or maybe cordovan shoes...but not brown.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||12/05/2012|
All of the men's fashion magazines and men's magazines which contain fashion layouts have been showing brown shoes with navy suits and other colors of suits for over a year - probably at least two years.
R29, you do not know what you are talking about. So until you look at men's fashion layouts in magazines, be quiet because you are embarrassing yourself.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||12/05/2012|
LOL@ R31. Sorry, you didnt grow up in a family where you had a role model for mens fashion and have to go to the grocery store and get a men's fashion magazine to figure out what classic style is.
Life is tough in Hooterville I guess.
But you can still see the latest stuff in the magazines.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||12/06/2012|
Brown shoes are the least of that hack's problems....
|by Anonymous||reply 33||12/06/2012|
[R32] My father was a farmer, he wore coveralls and my life has been richer for it. No I don't wear coveralls.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||12/06/2012|
Not only is it okay, but recent editions of GQ say that navy suits should always be paired with dark brown. This will probably change back soon enough, but that is the current recommendation (which NBC stylists surely follow)
|by Anonymous||reply 35||12/06/2012|
GQ, Spring 2011:
Always, Always Brown with Blue 1. Learn what every well-dressed European man knows: The best way to bring out the richness of your blue suit is with equally rich brown accessories. 2. A brown leather bag only gets better with age. 3. Brown dress shoes should be dark, like the color of coffee with just a touch of cream.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||12/06/2012|
There's nothing wrong with brown shoes with a navy suit just because OP seems to think there is.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||12/06/2012|
bwwwaaaaaa hahahahahaha hahahahahaha hahahahahaha hahahahahaha
let's see. what would the shoe industry have to gain by selling as many shoes as possible and just declaring no rules and everything is fashionable so you can buy whatever they can sell.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||12/06/2012|
OP is still flinging his feces all around his little cage, I see.
Zookeeper, it's time to feed him!
|by Anonymous||reply 39||12/06/2012|
On a related note, best fashion story ever: Jackie O and Caroline were at a White House reception when Jack was president. Caroline asked Jackie "who is that gentlemen with the brown suit?" Jackie responded: "Dear, genatelmen don't wear brown suits."
|by Anonymous||reply 40||12/06/2012|
The classic rule of thumb is that from head to toe is light to dark with a shirt being in a light color like white while the shoes should be in the darkest color of the ensemble like black or brown.
But with the whole color blocking craze I am afraid the general rule of thumb is just relevant for business and formal wear.
And don't get me started on patterns where it's perfectly fine to wear more than two different patterns at once. Now that gets me in total MARY! mode.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||12/06/2012|
I'm too busy vomiting from the face.
He look like a cross between a llama and a chimpanzee.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||12/06/2012|
Scroll down for photos of Eddie Remayne in blue velvet suit with dark brown shoes at Les Miz premiere.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||12/06/2012|
Bet the carpet doesn't match the drapes either.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||12/06/2012|
44 replies and no one's called OP on centilla?!
|by Anonymous||reply 45||12/06/2012|
Dare I say I am often seeing a lighter brown shoe with a navy suit amongst the youngins these days.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||12/06/2012|
"dont have a centilla of style sense"
The word is scintilla.
We must break the chains of tyranny cause by trying to remain stylish.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||12/06/2012|
Of course it's fine. Very Italian. Charcoal grey suit with brown shoes is chic, too.
Go back to Men's Wearhouse OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||12/06/2012|
I think OP should spend less time reading John T. Molloy and more time reading Noah Webster.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||12/07/2012|
Is this like micro centavo or a thousandth of a cent? I don't know if the sartorial error is as bad as this one.
I've actually seen this blue suit or pants with brown shoes a lot recently. I hope it's not something considered newly fashionable.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||12/07/2012|
Why don't you complain to NBC about his shoes. Try the Today Show facbook page, complain there too. You might feel better
|by Anonymous||reply 53||12/07/2012|
I understand the OP's compunctions but they are naive, backward and overly didactic. While it is true that ignorant people will mix the earth tones with the cool tones/black-and-gray neutrals without awareness, careful dressers are always free to mingle. I'm more appalled by men wearing the wrong shoe styles with a given suit or other outfit - not appalled by the look so much as by the loss of awareness of what shoes go with what kind of dress.
I think the origins of the brown-shoe/blue-or-gray-suit taboo stems most from the distinctions between country and city dress (with additional sub-disctinctions for day social, day business, and the range of evening and daytime formal/informal/casual. As for city/country wear, THERE'S a distinction no one heeds today. Not just color schemes but fabrics and cuts of clothing were dictated, and to mix them was a sign of the crudest gaucherie - the "hick" notion the OP attempts to convey. It is more an English concern, carried into the USA, than a broader European focus.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||12/07/2012|
You think black shoes are best with navy?
Not if you are a woman. Navy has to be worn with navy.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||12/07/2012|
You are quite wrong, OP. Go to Italy. You will NEVER see an Italian wear black shoes with a blue suit. Always brown. It's only stupid Americans who have somehow decided that you must wear black with blue. But it's just that: stupid. The rest of the world doesn't follow your ridiculous fashion advice.
|by Anonymous||reply 56||12/07/2012|
Matchy matchy is so 10 years ago, R55. I bet you still wear nude-y hose?
|by Anonymous||reply 57||12/07/2012|
I think you're on to something, R52. "Centilla" would be a good word for the cash value of a coupon.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||12/07/2012|
LOL@R56 who thinks Euro trash is elegante!
|by Anonymous||reply 59||12/07/2012|
It would never occur to me to wear black shoes with navy trousers. It looks like a Catholic boy's first holy communion outfit. Most men here in NYC wear brown shoes with navy.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||12/07/2012|
well, that shows who you are. R60. Kansas City Common.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||12/07/2012|
I'll say it again. Most men (professional men, that is. Not rubes who sell Amway or work at TGI Friday's) here in NYC do NOT wear black shoes with navy trousers.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||12/08/2012|
OP is unversed and needs to open his horizons. But getting nasty with him would be succumbing to his own shortcomings.
|by Anonymous||reply 63||12/08/2012|
The right brown shoes look great with the right navy suit (right being a relative term referring to the match between the shoes and the suit, of course). The wrong black shoes with the wrong navy suit are a disaster.
End of story.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||12/08/2012|
LOL @r59 who regards elegantly dressed Italian men as 'euro trash'. Obviously, the only trash here is you.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||12/08/2012|
A gentleman only wears black shoes after 7PM. For daytime wear, brown shoes are perfectly acceptable.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||12/08/2012|