Gentlemans Corner - brown-orange-shoes-01

I do love orange and brown as a colour combination in socks/shoes. In fact, those that have been reading my series on favourite combinations won’t be surprised to know that there is another post lined up in the future arguing that burnt orange brings out a mid-brown shoe like no other.

There’s a definite orange tendency in most browns as long as they’re not too dark, and a friend of mine even swears by polishing his brown shoes with orange polish. I prefer a sparing polish with black, concentrating on the toe. But that’s just me.

The elegant gentleman pictured here was spotted by our photographer Andy a few weeks ago. I love the cheeky colour spark that his socks produce, and it goes so well with a blue jacket as well. Black or grey would not have worked.

Gentlemans Corner - brown-orange-shoes

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The colorful socks do look nicer than the black socks & shoes “boot look” that his speaking partner sports–but where are the neckties? Where are the trousers more interesting–and substantial–than khakis?


This combination of brown shoes and orange socks is very pleasing I must say.

I’m not very keen on wholecuts though…


What’s your opinion on wearing brown shoes with jeans, shirt and a odd jacket?

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