What to wear with brown shoes – tips and suggestions
For many years, brown shoes were definitely only considered leisure time wear for men, even though brown shoes can actually look quite elegant. The Italians, for example, have already successfully worn brown shoes in business for ages. We have finally also started to follow this fashion trend in this country, and brown shoes are becoming increasingly popular.
We show you what to wear with brown shoes and when you should maybe refrain from wearing shoes in this trendy colour.
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„No brown in town“?
This old rule of thumb is considered rather of date these days. In England, brown shoes were once seen as a sure sign that someone was from the country.
The gentlemen who lived in town wore classic black leather shoes instead to differentiate themselves from country people who did physical work.
Nowadays, you'll see brown shoes almost wherever you look. An increasing number of men wear brown shoes with a dark navy or a dark grey suit, which proves fashion consciousness. Brown shoes have therefore become an accepted choice for a wide range of occasions.
Regardless of whether your shoes are dark, light or medium brown: brown shoes bring a welcome change to the otherwise rather boring everyday footwear world usually dominated by black. Brown shoes should therefore also become a firm element of your outfit. They will make you stand out from the crowd and emphasise your personal style.
„No brown after six“?
As a rule of thumb, you should remember the following: brown shoes are only suitable business wear on informal occasions or when the dress code is "business casual".
Ultimately, what is acceptable and what is not depends largely on the industry you work in.
It is true that in the past, black shoes were considered the only acceptable choice after work. However, these days, the "no brown after six" rule has been considerably relaxed. However, if you go for a drink with colleagues or clients "after six o’clock", you don't have to worry about having to change your brown shoes for a pair of black leather ones,
although this does not mean that the old rule no longer applies at all. The rule “no brown after six” continues to apply on formal occasions and at weddings. For elegant evening events, you should therefore opt for a pair of smart black leather shoes.
Brown shoes are very versatile. Whilst black shoes, strictly speaking, only look good with a grey or a black suit , brown footwear is the right choice for almost all occasions. Brown shoes are a particularly popular choice for casual outfits with a sports jacket, a knitted jumper, jeans or chinos.
The matter should be approached with care
The shade of brown of your shoes should definitely match the rest of your outfit. Time for some careful consideration.
Dark brown shoes look particularly good with dark navy trousers. If you are wearing a grey suit, a chartreuse coloured pair of shoes will go particularly well with your suit. Brown boots , on the other hand, go perfectly with a pair of jeans.
For a stylish look, wear a tie or pocket square in the same shade as your brown shoes. You should also wear a brown belt.
Black suit and brown shoes?
The answer to this question is a loud and resounding no! The etiquette says that you should definitely avoid wearing brown shoes with a black suit. Even these days, a black suit must always be combined with classic black shoes as well as a black belt.
You should also avoid wearing brown shoes with black trousers or jackets on occasions when the dress code is slightly less formal, for example "casual business".
Ultimately, which combination you opt for is a matter of personal taste. The occasion also dictates the dress code, of course. You are bound to choose a different combination for a business outfit than you would for an informal occasion.
Have a look in the bugatti online shop. You will find not only a wide choice of fashionable brown shoes but also matching accessories, sports jackets and trousers. We therefore sell everything you need to dress yourself stylishly from head to toe. We are happy to advise you!
Zu einem schwarzen Anzug gehören heutzutage immer noch klassische, schwarze Schuhe und auch ein schwarzer Gürtel.
Auch für einen weniger formellen Dresscodes wie bspw. Business Casual solltest du es vermeiden, braune Schuhe zu schwarzen Hosen oder Jacken zu tragen.
Für welche Kombination du dich letztendlich entscheidest, bleibt deinem persönlichen Geschmack überlassen. Entscheidend ist natürlich auch der Anlass. Im Business wirst du sicher eine andere Kombination wählen als im Casual-Bereich.
Schau dich mal bei bugatti um. Du findest hier nicht nur eine große Auswahl an modischen, braunen Schuhen sondern auch die dazu passenden Accessoires, Sakkos und Hosen. Du kannst dich bei uns also von Kopf bis Fuß perfekt stylen. Wir beraten dich gern!
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