This might sound like an absurd question... but every time I think I have it figured out, every single time over the past five years or more, something seems to change, so I have to ask it.... what's the deal with suits and matching and stuff?Say: - I've always assumed black shoes pretty much always work... but am I supposed to not wear black shoes when I have khaki colored pants on? Do they / should they be brown?- I was just this weekend lead to believe that contrary to what I just said, brown shoes cannot be worn with a black suit. Recently, I was told that, no, I can wear brown shoes if my belt is brown. Is this the case?(Followup - does that mean my belt should always be black for black shoes?)- Seasonal suits? What is this? Is it a ploy to get more money or a good idea? I know some "summer suits" are designed to be cooler, but that's not what I mean - I mean rather suits that cannot be worn year round due to not matching the season. How does a suit match a season in the first place, and how do I know if a suit is right for this season or not? Does it say on a tag somewhere?- I realize this is mostly preference and level of style, but really, how necessary is the tie? I have so many and I hate them.I realize this is a lot of questions and a long post, I apologize for that, but any help is... just that, help!
Asking the guy at Jos. A. Bank which seasons a suit works for.
There is no law that says you have to conform with the prevailing "sense of style". Whether or not you conform depends on your need for approval, and or your need to be successful in business. This is because many people do judge a person based on whether or not they conform to the prevailing style "norms".
1) Brown shoes look better with khaki - because khaki and brown are both earthtones, and black is not an earthtone.
2) Again, since brown is an earthtone, and black is not, brown shoes should not be worn with a black suit. However, if you also wear a brown belt - and the belt will be visible - this will make brown shoes more acceptable - because the brown shoes can then "match" the belt, so it is okay that they do not "match" the suit.
3) A black belt should always be worn with black shoes.
4) Summer suits are lighter weight than winter suits, tend to also be lighter in color, and tend to be made of materials that are less warm - such as cotton instead of wool.
I think this is what you wanted to know. If not, please let me know.Thank you.
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