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    Default Black boots - necessary, dispensable or something in between

    Well, since I got a pair of Double H boots, I have found that those are my most comfortable shoes. Something about having the heel a little higher than the arch and walking more on the balls of my feet. So got some brown Allen Edmonds lace up boots (kinda like Red Wing with the stiching across the toe), some Frye harness boots, and a pair of snuff suede Chelsea boots.

    So, wearing a black 1/4 zip sweater with khakis. Wore the darker brown Frye boots. Would you have gone some black boots, maybe engineer or harness, to be tonal, or is brown ok? Substitute jeans for khaki, same thing?

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    Default Re: Black boots - necessary, dispensable or something in between

    It's OK to wear brown boots and brown belts with a black sweaters/shirts. If you were wearing black pants with your black top, I would suggest you go with black boots.

    But, to answer the thread title question, a pair of black boots is necessary for my wardrobe.
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    From a personal viewpoint alone-somewhere in between, black boots of good quality and fine leather being usually a quite sturdy, versatile and practical addition to most outfits
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    Default Re: Black boots - necessary, dispensable or something in between

    With jeans and khaki, brown is fine. As others were saying, having also a black pair would give more flexibility. But if you had to decide between black boots and black dress shoes, I'd go with black dress shoes.

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    Default Re: Black boots - necessary, dispensable or something in between

    Quote Originally Posted by finsfan View Post
    Would you have gone some black boots
    I probably would have.
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    Default Re: Black boots - necessary, dispensable or something in between

    I could not get through the day without these (okay, get through the week--I don't wear them every day and I do have brown ones, too):

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    Default Re: Black boots - necessary, dispensable or something in between

    Quote Originally Posted by bklow View Post
    It's OK to wear brown boots and brown belts with a black sweaters/shirts. If you were wearing black pants with your black top, I would suggest you go with black boots.
    Nope for my taste. Avoid the ninja look. Black shoes with a black suit, but with black pants and black sweater go for a brown belt and brown shoes for accent and a bit of sprezzatura style. Matchy-matchy would not be my choice. With the black 1/4 zip and khaki's--brown would be my choice. Black boots would be too stark a contrast with khakis. Change it to jeans, and I'd vote for black shoes/belt.
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    Default Re: Black boots - necessary, dispensable or something in between

    Black with brown is a great combo.

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    Default Re: Black boots - necessary, dispensable or something in between

    Quote Originally Posted by finsfan View Post
    So, wearing a black 1/4 zip sweater with khakis. Wore the darker brown Frye boots. Would you have gone some black boots, maybe engineer or harness, to be tonal, or is brown ok? Substitute jeans for khaki, same thing?
    I don't know why, but i've always been wildly triggered by khaki chinos paired with any shade of brown colored shoe. I can't even pinpoint why this bothers me so much it just does. Khaki is usually a summer color pant for me in which case i'll only wear a white or black shoe.

    As for the jean, it's entirely dependent on the wash color in my opinion.

    If you're ever stumped, i highly recommend https://lookastic.com/men to get some color/fabric combination ideas. They'll dump dozens of photos suggestions based on the piece you select. For example: outfit ideas for brown chelsea boots, or black jeans, or navy peacoat. Site is a godsend.

    ...and yes i realize i'm wearing a black hoodie in my avi giving fashion advice.
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