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Old 11-22-2011, 06:47 PM
 
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I think most men try to match the color of their shoes, belt, and wristwatch (if it's leather), because that seems like the most simple way to do things.

But I've seen women wearing colors that some men wouldn't consider. But they look good. Like a brown belt with black shoes.

What do you think are the "rules" regarding the matching (or mixing) of leather accessories?

Or are there really any rules to begin with?

I'd appreciate any thoughts on this subject.
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Old 11-22-2011, 06:52 PM
 
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One thing I saw once that didn't look good was a guy who wore these light brown cowboy boots on occasion. He was really proud of them, you could tell. But he always wore them with a black leather belt. I felt like, dude, the boots are cool but look at your belt.

What kind of belt should he have worn?

How do you decide these things?
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Old 11-22-2011, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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If the engineers I work with dictate the proper combination of clothing and accessories it is

Black pants with brown shoes and white socks and a black belt. (black pants and brown shoes, brown shoes with black belt)

Other days it is cream or off white pants with white shoes and a white or white base shirt. (off white and white)
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Old 11-22-2011, 07:06 PM
 
Location: Palm Beach County
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I think most men try to match the color of their shoes, belt, and wristwatch (if it's leather), because that seems like the most simple way to do things.

But I've seen women wearing colors that some men wouldn't consider. But they look good. Like a brown belt with black shoes.

What do you think are the "rules" regarding the matching (or mixing) of leather accessories?

Or are there really any rules to begin with?

I'd appreciate any thoughts on this subject.

IMO; there is more flexibility with women's attire/mix-matching than a man. Women have so many colors, accessories, styles and fun things to "play" with vs. a man.

As you said, keep it simple and match the belt/shoes. At the end of the day, it's your call (do as you see fit/comfy with).
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Old 11-22-2011, 07:10 PM
 
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IMO; there is more flexibility with women's attire/mix-matching than a man. Women have so many colors, accessories, styles and fun things to "play" with vs. a man.

As you said, keep it simple and match the belt/shoes. At the end of the day, it's your call (do as you see fit/comfy with).
Well, I will simplify it a little and narrow it down to black and brown (various shades. (But if you want to describe more colors for women, feel free to discuss that also.)

What about the guy with the boots? Would a light brown belt exactly matching the boots have looked good? Or perhaps a darker brown? This is where I am confused.

And what about wristwatches.
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Old 11-22-2011, 07:11 PM
 
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If the engineers I work with dictate the proper combination of clothing and accessories it is

Black pants with brown shoes and white socks and a black belt. (black pants and brown shoes, brown shoes with black belt)

Other days it is cream or off white pants with white shoes and a white or white base shirt. (off white and white)
Sounds lovely.
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Old 11-22-2011, 07:13 PM
 
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Let me put it this way. I recently heard that it's bad to mix various shades of green. I used to wear olive green pants with a dark green shirt. At the time, I thought it was a clever and probably handsome look. Boy was I wrong.
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Old 11-22-2011, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Everywhere and Nowhere
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If the engineers I work with dictate the proper combination of clothing and accessories it is

Black pants with brown shoes and white socks and a black belt. (black pants and brown shoes, brown shoes with black belt)

Other days it is cream or off white pants with white shoes and a white or white base shirt. (off white and white)
Sounds like you're confusing the past with the present again. Guys haven't dressed like that since the 60s, even engineers.
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Old 11-22-2011, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Palm Beach County
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One thing I saw once that didn't look good was a guy who wore these light brown cowboy boots on occasion. He was really proud of them, you could tell. But he always wore them with a black leather belt. I felt like, dude, the boots are cool but look at your belt.

What kind of belt should he have worn?

How do you decide these things?
Was his shirt blk? I can see that combo working; blk top, blk belt, tan/brownish pants or jeans w/light brown boots.

You know everyone has their own interpretation of what "works" for them. Many dress to suit their personal style, within their financial means and don't really care what others think (generally speaking not directed at you per se).
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Old 11-22-2011, 07:21 PM
 
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No, I can see a black shirt working. But he was wearing cream boots, khakis, black belt, light blue shirt. Something along those lines.
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