Whether tailoring is part of your everyday arsenal or you save it for special occasions, knowing what colour shoes to wear with your tailored suit and silk tie is the kind of conundrum any gentleman could do without. To address such sartorial uncertainties, we’ve put together the following guide to ensure you always make the right choice.

Black Suit

WHAT COLOUR SHOES TO WEAR WITH A BLACK SUIT

Whilst we’d love to tell you your options are endless, when it comes to wearing a black suit and formal white shirt, only black shoes will suffice. For those wanting to add character to an otherwise simple outfit, our luxurious black semi brogues feature classic detailing that should certainly satisfy your appetite for fancy finishing touches.

Navy Suit

WHAT COLOUR SHOES TO WEAR WITH A NAVY SUIT

If you’re a snappily dressed businessman or you have a spring wedding on the horizon, you’ll be pleased to know that the classic navy suit is a far more versatile choice for the modern man. In fact, there aren’t really any colour shoes that it won’t pair well with. For the most effective look, we suggest wearing yours with dark brown shoes and simple yet sophisticated accessories.

Grey Suit

WHAT COLOUR SHOES TO WEAR WITH A GREY SUIT

Whilst black shoes are the most reliable option for teaming with a grey suit, a harmonious look can also be created with designs in burgundy and dark brown. In terms of particular styles, we think a pair of plain Derby shoes will look particularly dashing, with a patterned silk tie or vibrant pocket square for an added touch of colour.

Final Word

Deciding what colour shoes to wear with your suit may prove troublesome at first, but once you know the basic rules, it becomes much easier to experiment and get creative with your choices. To summarise:

  • Black suit = black shoes.
  • Navy suit = black, brown or burgundy shoes.
  • Grey suit = black, dark brown or burgundy shoes.

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