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    Light gray wool trousers and dress shoes

    What color dress shoes/boots are you guys matching with light gray heavy weight wool slacks? I feel uncomfortable with all them. The Walnut AE Liverpool boots just feel like they have too much contrast.

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    Light gray wool trousers and dress shoes

    Most all colors work for shoes work with grey trouser, that’s the beauty of them but for me personally I usually wear a “normal” brown with them.

    Worst answer ever: whatever color you prefer [emoji4]


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      #3
      I wear my only bourbon shoes (AE Strands) with my lightest grey pants.

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        #4
        I like oxblood with light grey.

        I also wear tan, dark brown, and black shoes with light grey. I would wear green or blue if I had any dress shoes like that. Or, some other shade of grey. Light grey is pretty hard to mess up, imho.

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          #5
          Walnut, Bourbon, Black, and Ox Blood for me.
          WHY ARE THE GUYS IN SUITS HERE? HAS SOMETHING GONE WRONG?

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            #6
            I feel like light to mid grey trousers go with just about any shoe color. Black, burgundy, dark brown, mid brown, walnut.
            Ben

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              #7
              Any color IMO - I'm trying to buy more light gray work trousers in general (wool, cotton, etc) because they're so versatile with shoes and shirt colors.

              Dark brown, black, oxblood, chili, and walnut

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                #8
                Originally posted by LesserBlackDog View Post
                I feel like light to mid grey trousers go with just about any shoe color. Black, burgundy, dark brown, mid brown, walnut.
                Light grey is the very definition of neutral, and will work with anything.

                The only caveat I would offer is to ensure the shoes aren't too close in saturation or tone. Walnut can work well against light grey, but not if the particular shade is similar intensity, or has a greyish tone. It's why people are sometimes warned about mixing greys and blues; equally saturated they can be difficult to distinguish from one another.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Galcobar View Post
                  Light grey is the very definition of neutral, and will work with anything.

                  The only caveat I would offer is to ensure the shoes aren't too close in saturation or tone. Walnut can work well against light grey, but not if the particular shade is similar intensity, or has a greyish tone. It's why people are sometimes warned about mixing greys and blues; equally saturated they can be difficult to distinguish from one another.
                  About the only color that I avoid is desert boot suede lighter than the trousers (yes, I know desert boots are not dress shoes)... I think that everything else works.
                  Mark

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                    #10
                    I'm really curious if we're all thinking the same exact shade of grey. LOL. I thought mid grey was THE color. But sounds like light grey is also the color.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by 3piece View Post
                      I'm really curious if we're all thinking the same exact shade of grey. LOL. I thought mid grey was THE color. But sounds like light grey is also the color.
                      All neutrals are very versatile, that's why they're recommended for trousers. While light grey is a neutral, how light it is would affect what I wear with it and what time of year I would do so.

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                        #12
                        Light gray is versatile but IMO stands out much more than mid/dark gray in an office setting. So, although light gray goes with anything, for the reason/view I just mentioned, when I wear light gray pants (or even a suit) in the office, I wear either black shoes (tassel loafers or wingtips), or most commonly dark brown, to keep things nicely toned down. Light gray trousers with walnut shoes screams #menswear, which is fine, but not my personal MO. Cheers.

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                          #13
                          I'm wearing a grey/blue pants from JCrew today and matched it with a burgandy-brown monk strap.
                          I find the darker shades of brown and black work better. I tried walnut and light brown and i thought it didn't work as well.

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                            #14
                            I like my chocolate suede and my navy suede shoes with all shades of grey trousers except charcoal. I wear black shoes with charcoal, and often with the lighter greys. I'm not fond of either dark brown or burgundy shoes with charcoal regardless of what #menswear says.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by winghus View Post
                              I'm not fond of either dark brown or burgundy shoes with charcoal regardless of what #menswear says.
                              I find it depends on the shade of burgundy. If it's as dark or darker than the charcoal, it can work. In fact, putting up a dark grey or black against a really dark burgundy is sometimes the only way for the purple to be noticeable.

                              It's actually why I've been trying to find a nice merlot or burgundy pair, to wear with greys and my dark brown suit, as an alternative to black.

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