Hello, happy Friday, and welcome to Fashion Friday. Every week we bring you answers to commonly asked mens fashion questions. Let’s face it, there are a lot of style rules out there, some important, and others more myth than anything else. If you’re going out for casual drinks with friends it might not matter but if you’re going somewhere that you want to look nice and polished paying attention to the details can make a big difference.

Today’s question is one that we’ve seen asked by guys many times before. The question is, does my belt need to match my shoes?

Some people would just give a flat answer of “yes” and leave it at that but we’d like to go a step further. Yes, your belt and shoes should not clash but they don’t have to match exactly. In fact, if they are a perfect match it might look like you’re trying a bit too hard.

Here’s the general rule you should live by. If you’re wearing brown shoes, wear a brown belt. If you’re wearing black shoes, wear a black belt. The shade of brown or black that you wear doesn’t matter all that much, just try to avoid wearing a brown belt with black shoes at vice-versa.


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