How many of you wear brown shoes

How many of you wear brown shoes to work - very curious about this. I have always been a fan of them

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  • Analyst 1 in IB - Ind
Feb 14, 2020 - 1:39am

In my office maybe a third regularly wear brown shoes. I personally prefer black and if I do wear brown, they're usually dark brown or burgundy loafers. Don't think brown oxfords or monk straps will ever look good with a high end suit. They just look tacky and childish to me (reminds me of college formals and invites lol). Maybe Berlutis with a patina can work.

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Feb 14, 2020 - 2:43am

Generally speaking your belt/watch/shoe leather color should match. Dark brown, black, and oxblood are the most common colors. Black kind of sucks imo because it's far less flexible than a dark brown shoe.

Feb 14, 2020 - 8:32am

brown shoes are for peasants and fridays

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Feb 14, 2020 - 12:29pm

"Are we talking to each other on the poop deck of a majestic schooner?"

i like that. i'm gonna steal it. it's mine now.

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  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
Dec 10, 2020 - 9:17am

Yeah. Didn't even know it was a controversial thing, I see a bunch of people with brown shoes and think it looks nice. 

  • Associate 3 in IB - Gen
Dec 10, 2020 - 10:30am

I have a pair of Allen Edmonds Strands I wear in walnut.  No-one gives a crap.  Wouldn't do it if I worked in England though.  Half the fashionistas on here telling you not to wear brown shoes wear black suits to work which are even more of a faux pas.

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