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    Shoe / Belt matching

    Hello,

    I understand that colors should match for shoes and belts.
    I'm wondering how acceptable it would be to mix and match brogues and plain toed styles.
    For example a brogued belt with a plain toed shoe, and vice-versa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by austinlg View Post
    Hello,

    I understand that colors should match for shoes and belts.
    I'm wondering how acceptable it would be to mix and match brogues and plain toed styles.
    For example a brogued belt with a plain toed shoe, and vice-versa.
    I wear brogue shoes with plain belts all the time. A reasonable color match is sufficient. Matching color and detail seems like overkill on coordination in my opinion.

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    i would suggest that showing you can match the general tone or shade of the belt a little will make it match sufficiently for the outfit colors to work.

    you don't need to have a different belt for every pair of shoes that's just silly.

    you also needn't wear a brouged belt with brouged shoes, silly as well.


    I even go as far as sometimes un-matching them on purpose, and making the belt or shoes match my socks or some other thing in my outfit. usually this works best in casual outfits i wear with surcingle belts and loafers or boat shoes.

    The big picture is just that it's about making color combinations that coordinate with other things your wearing.

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    More than you probably want to know but may be helpful: http://www.theshoesnobblog.com/2017/...ing-belts.html

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    I'm OCD about the color matching to the extent that I've purchased an AE belt in every color I have AE shoes, and I've purchased two belts from Tecovas in the colors of my two pairs of Tecovas boots. I only wear plain belts no matter the detailing on my shoes. To me, elaborate belt with plain shoes would look odd, elaborate belt with elaborate shoes is too much, plain belt with elaborate shoes looks fine, and plain belt with plain shoes is just...plain normal.

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    It only matters in extremely formal outfits. Otherwise matching the general tone is fine.

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    yeah, I am one of those that actually doesn't like the exact matches. Always reminds me of the shirt/tie combos that come in boxes. I think a brogue belt and brogue shoes might be a little much. Of course all of that depends on the specifics. also, 99% of the people wont notice one bit.

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    Brogue / plain is fine.

    My rule of thumb is if this is obvious from across the street, don't do it. Or, just do it with one item, not two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by idvsego View Post
    yeah,the shirt/tie combos that come in boxes.



    :d lol lol

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