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While black shoes are a predictable safe bet for dark navy or charcoal grey suits and formal wear, brown actually offers a man much more style and flexibility.
Top quality brown leather shoes give a richness and character to all types or tones of cloth worn next to them.
The Milanese are almost fanatical about their preference for brown footwear over black, whether it be a high polish, saddle-tanned business shoe, or rubber soled brown suede for more casual weekend wear.
It is difficult to explain why other colours such as burgundy (although the penny loafer does look smart in this colour), navy or dark grey have never suggested as much class or taste in men's formal ootwear. Perhaps it's because shiny, dyed colours look artificial next to the more natural leather colours of brown and black?
I have noticed in my Camberley studio that tan colours are a popular choice at the moment; these convey a more casual, summery look.
Whatever colour you decide on, remember you shoes should feel comfortable from the moment you try them on (and if at all possible) take some time to get your feet measured properly.
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