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    Quote 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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    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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    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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    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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    Quote 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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    Quote Originally Posted by Galcobar View Post
    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.
    I suppose with a lighter charcoal it would be fine. My charcoal suit is quite dark compared to some I've seen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by winghus View Post
    I suppose with a lighter charcoal it would be fine. My charcoal suit is quite dark compared to some I've seen.
    I get that. I cannot bring myself to wear shoes lighter than my suits, with the exception of navy.

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    You can't go wrong with brown!

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    Dark burgundy/Merlot shoes with charcoal suit is a classic combination. They can't be oxblood though. Really dark.

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