Black Shoes, Black Pants, Black Belt, BROWN Strap?!?

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Black Shoes, Black Pants, Black Belt, BROWN Strap?!?

janagler
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February 2nd, 2012, 4:02 pm #1

I have a question for all of you. Most days to work I wear a lot of black or dark grey pants with a black belt and black shoes. When I have worn my Panerais to work, I have typically worn them with a black strap. Mainly a black gator, but sometimes a black calf and occasionally black rubber. Last night I started to change the strap on my 233 for work from the black tunnel strap and to a Tan JV and my wife looked at me like I was crazy knowing that I was probably going to be wearing black today.

Do any of you ever mix and match? I know this is personal preference and how much of a sense of style you have, but if you have to be at work in conservative business attire, do you ever mix browns and blacks? Any pictures would be appreciated! Thanks
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February 2nd, 2012, 4:06 pm #2

The rules in fashion have been burned to the ground.

Brown and Tan with Black - Oh Yeah!!
Anything goes unless it really doesn't - you'll know
when this happens.

Again, if you are talking major Dress which there is less and less of
these days, I say Go For it and Rock the JV.



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February 2nd, 2012, 4:07 pm #3

I have a question for all of you. Most days to work I wear a lot of black or dark grey pants with a black belt and black shoes. When I have worn my Panerais to work, I have typically worn them with a black strap. Mainly a black gator, but sometimes a black calf and occasionally black rubber. Last night I started to change the strap on my 233 for work from the black tunnel strap and to a Tan JV and my wife looked at me like I was crazy knowing that I was probably going to be wearing black today.

Do any of you ever mix and match? I know this is personal preference and how much of a sense of style you have, but if you have to be at work in conservative business attire, do you ever mix browns and blacks? Any pictures would be appreciated! Thanks
I never mix m8.....(nt)
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February 2nd, 2012, 4:10 pm #4

I have a question for all of you. Most days to work I wear a lot of black or dark grey pants with a black belt and black shoes. When I have worn my Panerais to work, I have typically worn them with a black strap. Mainly a black gator, but sometimes a black calf and occasionally black rubber. Last night I started to change the strap on my 233 for work from the black tunnel strap and to a Tan JV and my wife looked at me like I was crazy knowing that I was probably going to be wearing black today.

Do any of you ever mix and match? I know this is personal preference and how much of a sense of style you have, but if you have to be at work in conservative business attire, do you ever mix browns and blacks? Any pictures would be appreciated! Thanks
I am on my way to east coast to attend a black tie benefit. So I decide to wear my Radiomir since it seems more dressy than the Luminors. I have both black and brown croc straps. I really love the brown one and have decided to go with that rather than matching with the black. My opinion is a bit of mixing can be very stylish and way less boring. I guess wearing the 390 would be a bit to much so I stayed with the Rad.



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February 2nd, 2012, 4:12 pm #5

I have a question for all of you. Most days to work I wear a lot of black or dark grey pants with a black belt and black shoes. When I have worn my Panerais to work, I have typically worn them with a black strap. Mainly a black gator, but sometimes a black calf and occasionally black rubber. Last night I started to change the strap on my 233 for work from the black tunnel strap and to a Tan JV and my wife looked at me like I was crazy knowing that I was probably going to be wearing black today.

Do any of you ever mix and match? I know this is personal preference and how much of a sense of style you have, but if you have to be at work in conservative business attire, do you ever mix browns and blacks? Any pictures would be appreciated! Thanks
With more casual attire I would worry about it less but mixing the tan JV (my go to strap, by the way) with black shoes and black belt wouldn't work for me under any conditions. Just IMHO
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February 2nd, 2012, 4:21 pm #6

I have a question for all of you. Most days to work I wear a lot of black or dark grey pants with a black belt and black shoes. When I have worn my Panerais to work, I have typically worn them with a black strap. Mainly a black gator, but sometimes a black calf and occasionally black rubber. Last night I started to change the strap on my 233 for work from the black tunnel strap and to a Tan JV and my wife looked at me like I was crazy knowing that I was probably going to be wearing black today.

Do any of you ever mix and match? I know this is personal preference and how much of a sense of style you have, but if you have to be at work in conservative business attire, do you ever mix browns and blacks? Any pictures would be appreciated! Thanks
Black suit / black shoes-belt-strap > YES
Black suit / brown shoes-belt-strap > NO
Black suit / tan shoes-belt-strap > NO
Darkgrey suit / black shoes-belt-strap > YES
Darkgrey suit / brown shoes-belt-strap > YES
Darkgrey suit / tan shoes-belt-strap > NO
Lightgrey suit / black shoes-belt-strap > YES
Lightgrey suit / brown shoes-belt-strap > YES
Lightgrey suit / tan shoes-belt-strap > YES
Darkbrown suit / black shoes-belt-strap > NO
Darkbrown suit / brown shoes-belt-strap > YES
Darkbrown suit / tan shoes-belt-strap > NO
Darkblue suit / black shoes-belt-strap > YES
Darkblue suit / brown shoes-belt-strap > YES
Darkblue suit / tan shoes-belt-strap > YES

...and now - no style sins anymore

Saluti
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February 2nd, 2012, 4:36 pm #7

I have a question for all of you. Most days to work I wear a lot of black or dark grey pants with a black belt and black shoes. When I have worn my Panerais to work, I have typically worn them with a black strap. Mainly a black gator, but sometimes a black calf and occasionally black rubber. Last night I started to change the strap on my 233 for work from the black tunnel strap and to a Tan JV and my wife looked at me like I was crazy knowing that I was probably going to be wearing black today.

Do any of you ever mix and match? I know this is personal preference and how much of a sense of style you have, but if you have to be at work in conservative business attire, do you ever mix browns and blacks? Any pictures would be appreciated! Thanks
needn't match belt and/or shoes.

Where is Phat Guido when we need him???

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February 2nd, 2012, 5:02 pm #8

I have a question for all of you. Most days to work I wear a lot of black or dark grey pants with a black belt and black shoes. When I have worn my Panerais to work, I have typically worn them with a black strap. Mainly a black gator, but sometimes a black calf and occasionally black rubber. Last night I started to change the strap on my 233 for work from the black tunnel strap and to a Tan JV and my wife looked at me like I was crazy knowing that I was probably going to be wearing black today.

Do any of you ever mix and match? I know this is personal preference and how much of a sense of style you have, but if you have to be at work in conservative business attire, do you ever mix browns and blacks? Any pictures would be appreciated! Thanks
Brown straps tend to match well with dark attire. I actually prefer wearing brown straps to give a bit of contrast to the dark pants I usually wear for work.

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February 2nd, 2012, 5:11 pm #9

I have a question for all of you. Most days to work I wear a lot of black or dark grey pants with a black belt and black shoes. When I have worn my Panerais to work, I have typically worn them with a black strap. Mainly a black gator, but sometimes a black calf and occasionally black rubber. Last night I started to change the strap on my 233 for work from the black tunnel strap and to a Tan JV and my wife looked at me like I was crazy knowing that I was probably going to be wearing black today.

Do any of you ever mix and match? I know this is personal preference and how much of a sense of style you have, but if you have to be at work in conservative business attire, do you ever mix browns and blacks? Any pictures would be appreciated! Thanks
Its not about the clothes...its more on the complements. If Im wearing a black belt, shoes, shocks, I normally try to match my tie with it, and contrast with a white shirt. In that "scenario", I normally go for a black strap for the watch also.

the OEM black JV is a great strap for that occasions...or a great black & greenish gator I got from Paris












If I mix things, and wearing a blue suit, or grey pants...and brown or reddish shoes...then I also match the rest (belt, ties, shocks and straps). Greys, and blues, look great with brown complements.








I do not normally wear brown combos if Im wearing black shoes or complements

In any case, Its more a personal taste.

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NachoM
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February 2nd, 2012, 5:12 pm #10

Black suit / black shoes-belt-strap > YES
Black suit / brown shoes-belt-strap > NO
Black suit / tan shoes-belt-strap > NO
Darkgrey suit / black shoes-belt-strap > YES
Darkgrey suit / brown shoes-belt-strap > YES
Darkgrey suit / tan shoes-belt-strap > NO
Lightgrey suit / black shoes-belt-strap > YES
Lightgrey suit / brown shoes-belt-strap > YES
Lightgrey suit / tan shoes-belt-strap > YES
Darkbrown suit / black shoes-belt-strap > NO
Darkbrown suit / brown shoes-belt-strap > YES
Darkbrown suit / tan shoes-belt-strap > NO
Darkblue suit / black shoes-belt-strap > YES
Darkblue suit / brown shoes-belt-strap > YES
Darkblue suit / tan shoes-belt-strap > YES

...and now - no style sins anymore

Saluti
Paninari
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February 2nd, 2012, 5:19 pm #11

needn't match belt and/or shoes.

Where is Phat Guido when we need him???

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I actually agree with this statement that a watch and strap are independent accessories, but that said, I have bought "extra" PAMs with different straps rather than changing the straps.

63C (in my mind dressier): dark brown OEM croc for suits, plus nice to have a date at work
005 (slightly less dressy): black OEM ecru croc for biz casual days
177 (casual): matte brown ammo for all casual occasions

Yes, it's easy to change straps, but I'm lazy, KH
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February 2nd, 2012, 5:22 pm #12

I have a question for all of you. Most days to work I wear a lot of black or dark grey pants with a black belt and black shoes. When I have worn my Panerais to work, I have typically worn them with a black strap. Mainly a black gator, but sometimes a black calf and occasionally black rubber. Last night I started to change the strap on my 233 for work from the black tunnel strap and to a Tan JV and my wife looked at me like I was crazy knowing that I was probably going to be wearing black today.

Do any of you ever mix and match? I know this is personal preference and how much of a sense of style you have, but if you have to be at work in conservative business attire, do you ever mix browns and blacks? Any pictures would be appreciated! Thanks
As long as belt and shoes match well with everything else then it's cool to have your watch stand out and say "Whoah, not me!" It becomes an accent, not a contradiction, and shows some style.

But if everything else is already dodgy (black pants, brown shoes, black belt etc.) then the watch becomes just another mismatched item that highlights a failure to look in the mirror before leaving the house

There's a difference between hanging a lantern on it vs. just being a mess

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February 2nd, 2012, 5:36 pm #13

I have a question for all of you. Most days to work I wear a lot of black or dark grey pants with a black belt and black shoes. When I have worn my Panerais to work, I have typically worn them with a black strap. Mainly a black gator, but sometimes a black calf and occasionally black rubber. Last night I started to change the strap on my 233 for work from the black tunnel strap and to a Tan JV and my wife looked at me like I was crazy knowing that I was probably going to be wearing black today.

Do any of you ever mix and match? I know this is personal preference and how much of a sense of style you have, but if you have to be at work in conservative business attire, do you ever mix browns and blacks? Any pictures would be appreciated! Thanks
I think mixing in that way can sometimes look ok, but IMO there isn't any getting around that sticking with the black strap in those circumstances just looks better.
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February 2nd, 2012, 5:51 pm #14

I have a question for all of you. Most days to work I wear a lot of black or dark grey pants with a black belt and black shoes. When I have worn my Panerais to work, I have typically worn them with a black strap. Mainly a black gator, but sometimes a black calf and occasionally black rubber. Last night I started to change the strap on my 233 for work from the black tunnel strap and to a Tan JV and my wife looked at me like I was crazy knowing that I was probably going to be wearing black today.

Do any of you ever mix and match? I know this is personal preference and how much of a sense of style you have, but if you have to be at work in conservative business attire, do you ever mix browns and blacks? Any pictures would be appreciated! Thanks
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February 2nd, 2012, 6:24 pm #15

Its not about the clothes...its more on the complements. If Im wearing a black belt, shoes, shocks, I normally try to match my tie with it, and contrast with a white shirt. In that "scenario", I normally go for a black strap for the watch also.

the OEM black JV is a great strap for that occasions...or a great black & greenish gator I got from Paris












If I mix things, and wearing a blue suit, or grey pants...and brown or reddish shoes...then I also match the rest (belt, ties, shocks and straps). Greys, and blues, look great with brown complements.








I do not normally wear brown combos if Im wearing black shoes or complements

In any case, Its more a personal taste.

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Spain
Congrats !

Cheers

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February 2nd, 2012, 6:32 pm #16

As long as belt and shoes match well with everything else then it's cool to have your watch stand out and say "Whoah, not me!" It becomes an accent, not a contradiction, and shows some style.

But if everything else is already dodgy (black pants, brown shoes, black belt etc.) then the watch becomes just another mismatched item that highlights a failure to look in the mirror before leaving the house

There's a difference between hanging a lantern on it vs. just being a mess

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February 2nd, 2012, 7:32 pm #17

I have a question for all of you. Most days to work I wear a lot of black or dark grey pants with a black belt and black shoes. When I have worn my Panerais to work, I have typically worn them with a black strap. Mainly a black gator, but sometimes a black calf and occasionally black rubber. Last night I started to change the strap on my 233 for work from the black tunnel strap and to a Tan JV and my wife looked at me like I was crazy knowing that I was probably going to be wearing black today.

Do any of you ever mix and match? I know this is personal preference and how much of a sense of style you have, but if you have to be at work in conservative business attire, do you ever mix browns and blacks? Any pictures would be appreciated! Thanks
are the man...you have incredible style...you know how to put the watch with the wardrobe...here in the US not too many guys dress with any style...but, it is nice to see it in other parts of the world! My wife appreciates that I try to dress well...but, you have set the bar high!
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February 2nd, 2012, 11:05 pm #18

brown strap,black belt green shoes.....







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February 3rd, 2012, 5:56 am #19

(my eyes!! Arrghhh!!)
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February 3rd, 2012, 10:34 am #20

I have a question for all of you. Most days to work I wear a lot of black or dark grey pants with a black belt and black shoes. When I have worn my Panerais to work, I have typically worn them with a black strap. Mainly a black gator, but sometimes a black calf and occasionally black rubber. Last night I started to change the strap on my 233 for work from the black tunnel strap and to a Tan JV and my wife looked at me like I was crazy knowing that I was probably going to be wearing black today.

Do any of you ever mix and match? I know this is personal preference and how much of a sense of style you have, but if you have to be at work in conservative business attire, do you ever mix browns and blacks? Any pictures would be appreciated! Thanks


PS:for you who don't know, the watch is nicknamed "Anakin Skywalker".

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