Brown Shoes with a Black Tuxedo?
By Courtney Baldwin on 2019-03-05
Is it acceptable to wear brown leather dress shoes with a black tuxedo?
Typically, it is not acceptable to wear brown leather dress shoes with a black tuxedo. Different than a black suit, a black tuxedo always falls in the category of formal wear and should be worn with formal shoes. Traditionally tuxedos are worn with patent leather shoes but if the shiny shoe is not your style, consider a black leather whole-cut shoe. One of my favorite tuxedo shoes is the TGS x Marc Nolan Brooks Classic Patent (and not just because I am on TGS team!). I like it because it is clean and sophisticated whole-cut patent leather shoe that is not too shiny!
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