I used to be obstinate about wearing black shoes, far too bourgeois for me. Deep brown suede, saddle calf, oxblood, snuff suede, tan, white, those were the colors adorning my paws.
But you know what? Black shoes really go best with midnight and navy suits. Even before 6:00 pm. But you already knew that. You wear black shoes with your midnight blue dinner jackets, don’t you?
Black with blue can make sense above the belt, — should you wear one — too. In the photo above, my tie is black with woven white dots. And I like it just fine. If you’ve got a high contrast complexion consider the darkest of ties, with your darkest of blue suits.