My finacee and I are doing an outdoor ceremony and reception at a local vineyard. I have decided to do navy suits, dusty shale ties, and light brown shoes for the grooms. There is one problem, I have an identical twin brother. So, to distinguish myself from him, I’ve decided to dress it up just a bit more and wear a navy blue tux (all navy, no black in the tux. Calvin Klein Navy extreme slim fit tux). I will also be wearing a bow-tie. I would like to wear light brown shoes with the naxy tux, however, everything I’ve read states you should wear black shoes with any tux. What is your opinion? Thanks. – Josh
Hi Josh, Congratulations on getting married. If your tux has a black lapel, of course we would recommend wearing black shoes. But since your tux has a blue lapel, then you can either pair it with black shoes for a traditional style, or with brown shoes, if traditional is not really your direction 🙂
And if you pair it with the right accessories, navy tux and brown shoes combo would look so sleek and modern!
Here’s our guide on shoe v tux colors:
Besides that as a resourceful reference, here are some photos of real life grooms sporting navy blue combined with brown shoes..