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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


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

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    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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    Walnut, Bourbon, Black, and Ox Blood for me.

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

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    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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