1. Anonymous

    November 30, 2005 at 3:35 pm

    I noticed that this gentleman has a dark blue(?)pin stripe suit. What is the rule for the shoes with this type of suit?

  2. The Sartorialist

    November 30, 2005 at 5:59 pm

    I think the only rule is that they have to be on the correct feet.

  3. Anonymous

    December 5, 2005 at 6:50 pm

    …or if they don’t match the outfit, perhaps the hair??

  4. Samuel

    March 14, 2008 at 3:05 pm

    his suit jacket looks too long…but that is a reflection of personal preference than anything else. With blue suits, brown is the way to go. In fact, I’ll be very sad if I see someone with black shoes in a blue suit.

  5. Eric

    December 8, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    I agree Samuel. I like the saddle tan shoes supposing this is a blue suit – can’t really tell on my monitor. However, with that kind of contrast, his tie is begging for more contrast…right now it sort of blends into the shirt. Also, his tie clip appears to be wayyy to high.


    February 6, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    I dont think so at all….A blue city suit like this cannot be worn with brown shoes. Thats a major aux pas…dont forget what the english say ‘wear brown (shoes) when out of town’…City suits like this must be worn with black shoes.

    Brown/tan shoes go with all shades of gray shades…

  7. Anonymous

    August 15, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    Tan shoes with a dark pin striped suite is one of the biggest mistakes a a well dressed man can ever make…As Tatiana Tolstoi would put it, " c'est une abomination!"

  8. Anonymous

    August 15, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    While black would be the obvious choice for shoe color, oxblood is a most refined with dark navy..My 2(very valuable!)cents!

  9. ken hill

    March 14, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    I think y'all are being far too critical – He looks daper to me!

  10. jim_dc

    May 1, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    Not an inspired look to me–safe. The bold pinstripes make me think he wants to style, but his figure is holding him back. I agree with those saying black shoes would go better with the suit, but then the outfit would be even more bland. The tan shoe faux pas is the only thing that prevents the outfit from inducing sleep and sympathy.

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