What color shoe goes with a navy suit?

The navy suit - a contemporary classic, an expansion of sophistication into the realms of formal attire - versatile in nature and a staple color in any true gentleman’s wardrobe. Blue has become the new black. There’s truth in what our Grandfather’s told us over the billowing smoke from his pipe: “the first thing people look at are your shoes.” That nugget of knowledge will take your wardrobe far and your first impressions, even further.

So, all that being said, what’s a suit without an exceptional pair of shoes? Here’s our philosophy, a code of conduct if you will; “What color shoe goes with a navy suit?"

Mens Black Leather Penny Loafer


A black shoe with a navy suit is an obvious choice, it’s formal, and should be considered for business events and meetings, black makes an impact. It’s an easier option, it’s safer and completes your corporate attire effortlessly. The Coleman in black is always a strong contender for corporate apparel and formal events, it exudes style and class.

The black shoe is a dignified look, albeit a simple choice. If you’re wanting to make a statement then do so with a dash of color to enhance your navy suit.

Mens Bourbon Penny Loafer



Darker in shade, better in contrast. Similar in color to ‘oxblood’ the Evans in bourbon is a statement shoe, both multifunctional and multifaceted. A perfect pair with any navy suit, the deep red undertones entice the preference of the cultured, the more daring.

Navy suits can carry you effortlessly into the Autumn/Winter months, so when that first leaf falls opt for a deeper shade of navy and a darker shade of shoe, the red undertones will bring some warmth and boldness to your appearance.

Note: Pair with a glass of ‘Glenmortangie Signet’ for a perfect, complete look.



Establishing what to wear in the office is a varying topic; it depends on the office-environment itself. Where some environments hold a relaxed approach of t-shirts and jeans, others turn to the suit, while others sit in a confused purgatory of smart-casual ‘uniform’.

The Percy, just like the navy suit, is a modern Man’s staple and is uncompromising in detail. The tan leather transcends the wearer into sophistication making it a lighter option for cooler months.  This shoe dictates the smart-casual realm of office-to-bar attire, therefore a t-shirt/suit combination paired with the shoe is a match made in metaphorical shoe-heaven.

Note: The brogue is as versatile as a navy suit meaning it lands lower on the formality scale and can be worn entirely dependent on the occasion. It should also be noted that the more pattern and detail, the less formal the shoe-making the Percy, with it’s perfect amount of detailing, a strong contender for business events and office attire.

Men White Leather Wingtip Brogue


As we’ve established there aren’t many colors that won’t go with a navy suit. Unapologetic in detail and shade, the Bryce is clean, neutral and stylish in look. The ‘holy’-grail of detailing features heavily on the medallion giving this soft-hued brogue and it’s leather outsole a casual mien for any outdoor occasion.

The off-white shoe paired with navy will contrast perfectly, if you’re looking to go for the ‘sockless’ look then this is the one for you, if the idea of that makes your mustache curl then pair with a lighter shade sock. The Bryce is a modernised twist on a classic, be a little different.

Navy suits, they’re a staple in every Man's wardrobe, if you don’t own one, get one. Gordon Rush shoes are flexible to your occasion, it’s important to look the part in the outfit of your choice and elevate your style to true sophistication and modern style. We know a Man with a good suit is one thing, but a Man with good shoes is another.

Approach your wardrobe choices the same way you approach life, with conviction, with charisma, with ease and with confidence. An obvious contrast in color is a stronger look, be flexible, be creative. Make your first impression a strong one. Don’t screw up the perfect suit with an off-color shoe, you don’t want to be ‘that guy’.