Ask Allen: Can You Wear Shoes With Gold Hardware And a Jacket With Silver Hardware Together?
Anonymous asked: I’m thinking of wearing loafers with a gold buckle with an SLP jacket with silver zips. Is that too much of a clash?
Answer: Hi, yes I think so. I’ve always felt that you must decide between one or the other. Gold and silver both attract plenty of attention and it’s only through subtlety that they mesh well together separately (jewelry being the one exception). If you’re going to wear shoes with a gold hardware then you must downplay the rest of the look, let the shoes be the focal point. If you’re going to wear a jacket with heavy silver hardware then once again you must downplay the rest of your look and let the jacket be the focal point. Any other piece with hardware should be monochromatic. It’s all about balance.