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    Versatile brown wingtip that will look good with suits & chinos/jeans



    Is this brown dark enough to go with a navy suit & the aforementioned pants? In my mind's eye it is, but the name of the color throws me off so I thought I would gather opinions. Anyone have experience w/the brand?


    Fratelli 2217 (Cognac)

    http://www.zappos.com/fratelli-2217


    On a side note, would you say a light grey blazer would be ok with brown chinos? Any particular shades of brown better or worse?


    Thank you.


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    I'm not crazy about the chisel toe but I think the cognac color is great. The richness of the color should complement navy or grey suits and pants really well, including dark denim. Maybe not black pants, though, but I think that's a matter of taste and adherence to convention. (In the most conservative fields, i.e. finance, brown shoes are considered a no-no in general, but obviously 99.9% of us don't care about that.)


    The shoes look decent for the price, but for $50 I wouldn't expect them to last you more than a year or so (longer if you wear them infrequently). Cheaper shoes are usually glued together rather than welted/stitched, and the glue will only last so long before it starts to deteriorate.

    Ben

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      #3


      I think it will look very nice, but it's a little informal, so it depends on the occasion. I don't have any formal occasions and just dress to please myself, so I don't have any black or more formal brown shoes.


      How light grey are you talking about? I think the grey would have to be at least one or two shades darker or lighter than the brown. Dark grey with khaki is good.

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        #4


        Not brown, but if you want the most versatility I think burgundy/merlot would be your best best. As far as the type of wingtip I would recommend these for versatility with jeans, chinos, and business in merlot:


        http://www.zappos.com/allen-edmonds-mcallister

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          #5


          on a related note, I wouldn't buy fratelli shoes. I have some I was given, and they're pretty bad quality, even compared to other fairly cheap shoes

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            #6


            i've purchased those exact wingtips from fratelli before. as i recall, the color is closer to a flat brown than shown in the picture. i believe the apparent patina in the picture is caused by the reflection off the shoe from the flash photography. in person, the shoe is a bit less interesting.


            also, the reviews are correct: the smell of the leather is extremely strong. i could smell them through the box on the other side of my room.

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