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    Cool Style Advice Needed: Shoes for Pinstripe Suit

    I know i'm going to get the advice I need from my fellow L4P brothren so here's what i'm asking.....

    I always have a hard time finding shoes I like but it's about 10x harder when they are not for casual wear.

    So my current j murph's are worn out and I want something flashy but not "look at this asshole" amount. The suit i'm shopping for is a black pinstripe and i'm not sure how radical I can get and still be on planet earth.
    After looking at every shoe on ebay i've come down to only 2 pairs of shoes I like. I probally would have liked a few more but i'm not willing to spend more than $200 unless they look soo great I have to have them.

    These are the shoes in question:
    I prefer the colors in the 2nd pair but like the 1st shoes style better. I'm worried about the yellow "chunks" being a bit too much? Maby I can hit it with some black polish and bring the color down a bit?

    $225 Giorgio Brutini Brown Alligator Leather Dress Casual Men's Shoes 45 11 | eBay

    $225 Marco Vicci Brown Alligator Leather Dress Casual Men's Shoes 45 11 | eBay



    I'm going to pick these up as well as they are a safe, everyday shoe.
    New Giorgio Brutini Shoe Buckle Toe Suede 175711BLACK | eBay


    This is the suit they will be worn with & mainly with that coral, blueberry, or white shirt

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    Advice would be greatly appreciated!
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    Not to be rude and I totally don't mean to sound like this but don't buy those shoes they're brutal! Please stick with a nice plain lace up Oxford or brogue which is in right now. More point less square in the toe...

    I would have your pants shortened a little as well here is too much break in the leg...will look less sloppy

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    Ps the black ones are fine just the other two

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    Take a look through the Allen Edmonds site for a solid pair which won't be ostentatious. They periodically run factory seconds sales which can easily cut 20% - sometimes 40% - off retail, bringing even the most expensive pair down to a reasonable price.
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    Quote Originally Posted by adanmtxt1 View Post
    Take a look through the Allen Edmonds site for a solid pair which won't be ostentatious. They periodically run factory seconds sales which can easily cut 20% - sometimes 40% - off retail, bringing even the most expensive pair down to a reasonable price.
    Thanks for the recommendation. I spent some time looking there and everything they sell is super traditional. I should have mentioned this suit will never be worn to any real formal events.

    I bought those suede ones for now so at least I have something while the search continues.

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    Not a fan of the alligator choices, those scream 'look at my shoes!' and overpower what is a sharp looking outfit.

    If you want to go with an alligator pattern, look for something subtle like a black or dark grey.

    Personally I'd go with a loafer or even a dressed up sneaker from Ferragamo. Screams 'class' without being stuffy and complements a suit rather than drawing attention from it.

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    I am having trouble defining both of those alligator shoes as anything or than, "hideous!"

    Personally, I am not a fan of a loafer with a suit, I feel it should only be worn with lace ups; if you want to go with a suede shoe, I would suggest dark purple with white shirt and white pocket square; black would be sufficient with your other shirts.

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    Those suede shoes also come in a dark blue. I don't know the rules for mixing colors on suits and didn't know if that was acceptable so I got the black to be sure. Heres the blue ones New Giorgio Brutini Shoe Buckle Toe Suede Navy 175713 | eBay

    I checked out shoes from Ferragamo and didn't find anything quite my style.

    I guess everyone on here that wears a suit often is in their 40s and in a business enviorment and goes the more traditional dress route, which is understandable.



    Askmen says colored shoes including light brown now can go with a black suit. I think of all the colors brown goes the least with black.
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    Early 30's, only wear a suit when it's necessary and attempt to be as untraditional, but classy, as I can

    Just looked at Ferragamo's website, they don't have much on there right now for some reason. I usually pick up shoes from them in store anyway, larger selection generally.
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