what color socks with brown shoes?

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What Color Socks Should You Wear With Brown Shoes?

The general rule of thumb is that your socks should match your pant color. For instance, black socks with black pants.

User @APAE", a private equity partner, makes a good point regarding sock selection:

APAE - Private Equity Partner:
The general rule is to either match your socks close enough to the pant that it looks like a unified band of color unbroken until the shoe or to tastefully depart far enough altogether.

You can see a picture of blue socks matched with a blue suit and brown pants pictured below.

Check out a related thread on WSO about matching shoes and socks.

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Jun 1, 2012 - 12:19am

navy or grey, always. Maybe brown, depending on the shade

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Jun 1, 2012 - 2:43am

The general rule is to either match your socks close enough to the pant that it looks like a unified band of color unbroken until the shoe or to tastefully depart far enough altogether.

With walnut shoes like those pictured, I wear navy, gray, or patterned socks (argyle, stripes, or wilder a la Pantherella, Happy Feet, Etro Milano, etc.).

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Jun 1, 2012 - 4:02am

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