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Men’s Suit Tie and Shoes

Men’s Suit Tie and Shoes


Black suit tie and black shoes work great if you are going to a funeral. However, most of the time, we are quite more colorful in our wardrobes. How do you match your light grey, navy, or brown suit to your shoes?


Black suit and tie


A black suit tie may not be the best choice in most situations, but if you find yourself wearing a black suit for any exceptional reason, the rules for matching your suit to your shoes will have limitations. Black suit calls for black shoes. There are no alternatives, no options, and no cool combinations of color. A plain black suit will only demand for black shoes.


Navy suit and tie


This is where it begins to get more exciting. Unlike the black or charcoal suit, a navy suit has been more dynamic and it gives a bit more flexibility and freedom to find interesting combinations in shoes. You may go with the most formal and obvious option, which is black shoes On the other hand, you can always try brown, light brown, and burgundy too. These 2 colors have always been great options if you want to go for a more adventurous look with a navy suit.


Charcoal suit and tie


It is the best alternative for men who still want to wear a dark suit and is close to black, and you will have any problems just as with a black suit. The dark nature of this suit calls for dark shoes. In a charcoal suit, you must never go for light colored shoes. You can go for black, a dark shade of brown, or a very dark burgundy.


Gray suit and tie


This suit is quite similar to a charcoal suit when it comes to the shoe colors that will match them. On the other hand, a lighter shade of gray suit gives you more possible combinations with lighter colored shoes. Different shades of brown, black shoes, and burgundy shoes will look great in a gray suit. Just keep it simple. The formality level that you are trying to accomplish will be the most essential element when select the right shoes.


Blue suit and tie


A blue suit is actually very similar to navy suit not only when it comes to color, but also about how easy they can be matched with shoes. The only difference is that blue suit allows lighter shades of shoes because of the suit’s light color. You can take your pick from burgundy, tan, black, and most shades of brown.


Brown suit and tie


It can be a little tricky to match yours shoes to a brown suit. There are people who would say that you can match a brown suit and tie with brown shoes, but it is not actually recommended for a shade of brown to match too close to the color of your suit. It would make a better choice to have tan shoes or lighter shade of brown in a brown suit.



As with all colors, the most essential thing to keep in mind is avoiding things that are close but not quite matching. Those will be the worst-looking clashes to see. Just keep the contrast clear and you will be fine.




Bret Rakfeldt