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Well-Groomed Q&A: Navy Tuxedo with Brown Shoes?

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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:

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Image via Well-Groomed

Besides that as a resourceful reference, here are some photos of real life grooms sporting navy blue combined with brown shoes..

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 See more of this chic Greek island Mykonos wedding at Well-Groomed
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 See more of this chic Greek island Mykonos wedding at Well-Groomed
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Photo by Scott Ehler
See more of this New Zealand and Australia celebrities’ Bali Destination wedding at Well-Groomed
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Image via Wedding Chicks
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Image via Hello May
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Image via Weddbook
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Image via StyleMePretty
And here is a collage that we’ve created for you, a combo of Calvin Klein Navy Extreme Slim Tux paired with minty bow tie and brown shoes.
Wel-Groomed Q&A Navy Tux Brown Shoes collage
Clockwise: Tux: Men’s Wearhouse, Minty Tie: Etsy
Shoes: Zappos, Cufflink Set: Barneys New York, Boutonnieres image via StyleMePretty
Cufflink Set: Macys, Shoes: River Island.

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