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    Fair enough.
    Consider the brown plaited belt though; you're right that those shoes are in quite an unusual colour, but plain old brown is near enough I think. I actually wrote about this for the website:
    How To: Co-ordinate Leathers | Fashionbeans.com
    There's a thing or two I would have added to that article if I'd written it a month or two later - the main one is that when in doubt as to whether your belt and shoes match close enough, base the decision on which one's darker; if your belt is a darker tone than your shoes you're usually good to go, but the other way round is rarely as successful.
    I can't explain this, it's just something I've established through trial and error.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam View Post
    Fair enough.
    Consider the brown plaited belt though; you're right that those shoes are in quite an unusual colour, but plain old brown is near enough I think. I actually wrote about this for the website:
    How To: Co-ordinate Leathers | Fashionbeans.comThere's a thing or two I would have added to that article if I'd written it a month or two later - the main one is that when in doubt as to whether your belt and shoes match close enough, base the decision on which one's darker; if your belt is a darker tone than your shoes you're usually good to go, but the other way round is rarely as successful.
    I can't explain this, it's just something I've established through trial and error.
    Fair enough. The ASOS belt I've settled for is pretty similar in terms of light/dark, it's just a little more orange to the shoe's pink, but I think it's fine. It's a fairly ridiculous thing to agonise over to be honest, I doubt anyone will really notice unless I bump into another Fashionbeans member

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    I hope your watch strap matches too

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    Certainly not, that's way too much effort It's standard dark brown leather, matches a LOT of my wardrobe, but not these...quite likely to wear it less when it warms up anyway though to avoid a sweaty wrist

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    Yeah. Watch straps should match tonally... beyond that you're pretty much fine.
    Or you could get one that's not leather. Might alleviate the sweaty wrists too!

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    Yeah, was considering getting a canvas strap one for summer, maybe with a coloured strap. Need to slow down with the wardrobe building though, spent way too much recently.

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    i have similar shoes and wear a tan woven belt with them.

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    I understand the notion of relaxing the matching-belt-to-shoes concept for casual looks but I have taken to wearing navy suede shoes with my smart outfits at work. Fortunately there is a hint of brown (not mud/poo before anyone asks) lining the top of the shoes, so I feel I can get away with wearing a brown belt. However should I ideally be looking to opt for a blue belt? If so, what sort? Surely canvas would be way too casual for the rest of the look (trousers/shirt combo)?
    "Only great minds can afford simple style." (Stendhal)

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    I don't think you need a blue belt. For me, the key thing is to not mix black leather with brown leather. A brown belt with navy shoes, or vice versa would be fine.

    I have a shiny metallic holographic belt that sounds terrible but goes with everything

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