No other combination of colours throws me into ambivalence and trepidation like black and blue. Technical Expert in Sub-Saharan Africa. Yes and I usually dont get many compliments.
The wrong shoes can ruin even your best suit. Blues by nature can convey trust, wisdom, and responsibility. They give off a tranquil, calming effect when people encounter you. That explains why companies incorporate some form of blue in their logo design.
And interior designers often use a hint of blue in planning the layout of corporate offices. Blue seems to encourage productivity. You can pair them effectively with all three shoe colors. Specifically, for medium-gray suits — black would be the best choice for your shoes while wearing a white dress shirt with a tie. On the other hand, navy blue suits make a young man look even younger — which gives him the freedom to choose among all three shoe colors.
Plain black shoes are the best choice in this case. I know, you might be wondering why a brown-brown combination works. You just need a visible difference between the shades of the shoe and the suit.
If both browns appear identical, the whole thing will look off. But the single most important thing is a clear contrast. Brown suits are traditionally seen as academic or casual. Navy blue, to be exact. A black suit and a navy blue tie to be more precise. At first glance they seem incompatible, especially because the navy blue tie tends to be obscured by the black suit. A lack in confidence can render it a sartorial aberration. The more patterns you mix, the less offhanded the combination will look.
It even speaks volumes about your style if you're going to mix patterns that don't belong in the same family. Secondly, a shirt can allow for greater experimentation. Think about the myriad colours black and navy can be effortlessly combined with. Any tie you wear with any combination or pattern of blue will look good against a back-drop of a white shirt.
This combination needn't be difficult to pull off, all you need is practical know-how and loads of confidence.
Good vibes are coming your way 🏄 Stay in Touch. More Info. Tuxedos & Suits; Our Story; Careers. The key to looking like a power player at work is making everything black except your sharpest navy blue sport jacket. But you want to make sure said jacket doesn’t have brown or white buttons. For example — notice that the blue version of the Reiss blazer we pictured yesterday, the model is wearing the black and blue blazer, a navy blouse, and black pants. Black suit with a navy silk blouse and black pumps is a perfectly professional interview outfit, for example.