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    Ha, yeah should be more careful with my spelling!

    The shoes are almost the same red as in the pic, ie very a very deep red, not jaunty Santa boots (sadly!) They rarely get a run out but being does rule out a few options, no orange top / tie for example.

    Am toying with an off-white shirt with black stripes (All Saints), just concerned a plain white shirt might just look a bit, well, boring.

    Think i need to wear the suit into town and try on a few things, or just go for my usual blazer / chino combo. Much easier.

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    I don't think a white shirt need be boring necessarily. Just avoid a typical work shirt, and go for a heavier cloth. Also, if you're playing around with interesting accessories (e.g. The Santa boots and an obligatory pocket square, perhaps also in burgundy) then it pays to keep the rest simple. Some really good advice from Sam though. He's right that burnt orange and grey tweed works well. In fact it's pretty much the only time I will wear burnt orange. That said, you're also right that it wouldn't work with the burgundy shoes.

    For future Christmas outfit discussions, see the new thread I started today! ;-)

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    Okay folks, first post, please be gentle - i just got those boots, and i really have no idea what to combine them with:




    I am thinking of dark jeans, and something black for the top part - wrong?

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    This scarf:


    Style- and colour-wise it fits fine into my wardrobe, there's only one problem...it's flippin' enormous!

    I think this is the same scarf in a different colour to give an idea of size:



    Any tips on what to pair with an oversized scarf?

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    Just keep everything layered mate, a thick jacket in tweed or corduroy over a cable-knit jumper with some thick dark denim jeans and chunky boots. Then tie the scarf in a Parisian knot and tuck the bottom into your jacket. Throw on a leather satchel, mess up that hair and you're ready to face the cold. Don't forget some brown/tan leather gloves!

    Grey tweed jacket is always a winner with orange.
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    That's some very specific advice yknow!
    To pull off the oversized scarf just make sure to dress in an appropriately wintery fashion; a thick knit, a chunky coat, a hefty tweed jacket, and a big pair of boots would all soften the impact, and not all at once either

    Absent, plan sounds foolproof. They're versatile boots. You could try a double denim look and channel a bit of Ryan Gosling in Drive if you felt daring - just nail fit and make sure jacket is paler than boots.

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    I just picked up a pair of Kurt Geiger Connery brogues in a very light blue suede. Because I rushed into the purchase, I realised I didn't have a clue what to wear them with? I was thinking some grey tweed tailored shorts in summer but don't know what colour top to wear? T-shirt or s/s shirt?
    Hope you can give me some ideas.

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    I have a pair of blue suede shoes that I've never really got the hang of. I think the trick is to make them a focal point; I have worn mine a few times with grey jeans and a white t-shirt, which worked ok.

    Blue shoes are tricky to wear though cos they don't look right with blue denim imo

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    I really like those shoes but they are tricky. I'd keep them purely for summer, worn sockless with slim white trousers and a pale blue oxford shirt with the sleeves rolled and untucked. A few carefully thought through accessories and thats a great look.
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    I think the trick to wearing blue suede shoes with blue denim is getting the wash and fit right. Denim that is beaten up, washed out, creased and rugged will be ill-matched to the shoes. Go for a deep, rich blue with minimal fading (and avoid gaudy detailing) and whatever your fit, make sure it doesn't break too much over the shoes. Ideally it should look neat.

    Channel a preppy look - you don't have to go all blazer and tie, but rich colours, clean lines and general neatness will make it fly.

    In terms of your top colour then, go for something that will contrast the shoes in hue and in shade - a deep red or green would look great. Alternatively, go for a neutral white, beige or somesuch tone.

    Top it off with a jacket that gets that preppy thing happening - a great fitting blazer, a peacoat/overcoat or a cool, 50s style bomber.

    This is the kind of thing I think would look great with the shoes:

    Stuff's from Mr Porter, but Uniqlo do nice jeans in the kind of wash that would work, and nice jumpers and jackets are two-a-penny.

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