(Closed) Brown or Black Shoes with Navy Tux

posted 6 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 2
742 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I would do the navy with the blacck shoes since they will match the maids better. You could have a black tie or something to tie it all together. 🙂 I had to google a picture of this and it actually looks pretty good. I’m usually a brown shoe person with navy tux, but not in this case. 

Post # 3
5136 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

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atelle01:  i also vote for black shoes, they would match better with the BMs and it is more formal. I like Navy and dark brown shoes together as well but for a wedding, I’d choose black

Post # 4
30402 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Although brown shoes look nice with navy suits, there is really only one acceptable color shoes for a tuxedo-black.


6. footwear •

black shoes can be:
· patent or highly polished leather oxfords (most popular)
· patent or highly polished leather pumps (most traditional)

black silk or fine fabric hose, over-the-calf length


Post # 5
1189 posts
Bumble bee


What about a dark cognac color? Black shoes and navy  suits is a no-no, IMO

Post # 6
79 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

I think it depends on how bright the navy is, but I prefer brown with navy suits. Just make sure that it’s a more formal style of shoe as opposed to a loafer.

Post # 7
2979 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

Another vote for a nice dark brown.

Post # 8
2185 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

We’re doing black shoes with navy suits. 

Post # 9
384 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2016 - Miami

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atelle01:  Personally I prefer brown with navy. It does look more nautical, looks more stylish, and I really don’t like the look of black with navy. And you like brown with navy! I really wouldn’t worry to much about what your family thinks. What does your fiance think? Really the only two opinions that matter are yours and his 🙂

And a dark congac leather definitely would look plenty formal. And I don’t see how dark brown shoes will clash with the BM’s silver dresses. And lastly, let’s be honest, there aren’t going to be a whole lot of photos where anyone is comparing how the bridesmaids’ dresses go with the groomsmen’s shoes 😉

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