A crime against fashion? Republican Kevin McCarthy’s navy suit and brown shoes slammed on Twitter

A crime against fashion? House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy’s navy suit and brown shoes slammed on Twitter (but Chris Evans and Ben Affleck are fans of the combination!)

  • Kevin McCarthy posed next to Donald trump yesterday before the election
  • Many tweeters could not take Mr McCarthy ‘seriously’ with his ‘ridiculous’ outfit
  • The news comes after the House of Representatives was adjourned last night
  • READ MORE:  Chaos as House votes to adjourn AGAIN

Twitter was divided over whether wearing brown shoes with a dark suit was acceptable after Kevin McCarthy recently wore the combination.

The Republican politician, 57, from California, United States, was pictured next to Donald Trump yesterday after the former president supported him to become the next Speaker of the House.

The House of Representatives was in the middle of electing a new leader after the Republicans took control of the lower house in the midterm elections in November. 

But instead of focusing on the politics, tweeters pulled apart Mr McCarthy’s suit and choice of footwear. 

Kevin McCarthy (right), from California, United States, was pictured next to Donald Trump (left) yesterday after the former president back him to become the next Speaker of the House

Kevin McCarthy (right), from California, United States, was pictured next to Donald Trump (left) yesterday after the former president back him to become the next Speaker of the House

The Republican politician was snapped wearing a navy blazer and trousers, a white open collared shirt and brown shoes while Donald Trump donned a blue suit, a white shirt, a yellow tie and black shoes. 

One Twitter user wrote:  ‘I worked in the US for three years, the American man loves a foot in tan! Still think it looks weird with a dark suit.’

A second added: ‘Never brown in town.’ A third joked: ‘Black shoes work with everything. Brogues attract mud. Brown says “I am having a day off”.’

Meanwhile, a fourth said: ‘So many blokes wear Brown shoes with dark attire, as you say. Apparently, its fashionable these days, but I think it makes them look ridiculous.’ 

Back in 2015 actor Chris Evans was seen attending the premier 'Before We Go' at ArcLight Cinemas with the same controversial pairing

Back in 2015 actor Chris Evans was seen attending the premier ‘Before We Go’ at ArcLight Cinemas with the same controversial pairing

Fellow actor Ben Affleck also decided to rock the combination in 2007 when he attended a Warner Brothers premier

Fellow actor Ben Affleck also decided to rock the combination in 2007 when he attended a Warner Brothers premier

A few social media users defended the combination, with one tweeter writing: ‘I love brown shoes with a dark suit, though suspect that’s not what’s really important here.’

Another added:  ‘I wear mid-brown brogues and a matching belt from Church’s with my dark blue suit. Looks good.’

And a final Tweeter wrote: ‘European men wear brown shoes with dark suits/pants all the time.’ 

Many famous celebrities and footballers in the past have been spotted wearing navy suits and brown shoes. 

Comedian Deon Cole rocked up to the 2021 Gotham Awards at Cipriani Wall Street in November with a similar combination

Comedian Deon Cole rocked up to the 2021 Gotham Awards at Cipriani Wall Street in November with a similar combination

In November 2021, comedian Deon Cole rocked up to the 2021 Gotham Awards at Cipriani Wall Street wearing a navy suit, blue shirt and brown lace-up shoes. 

Back in 2015 actor Chris Evans was seen attending the premier ‘Before We Go’ at ArcLight Cinemas with the same controversial pairing.   

Former Spanish international and Real Madrid midfielder Xavi Alonso was seen donning dark a navy suit, dark brown shoes, a blue shirt and a tartan tie in April 2013.

Fellow actor Ben Affleck also decided to rock the combination in 2007 when he went to a Warner Brothers premier. 

Former Spanish international and Real Madrid midfielder Xavi Alonso was seen donning dark a navy suit, dark brown shoes, a blue shirt and a tartan tie

Former Spanish international and Real Madrid midfielder Xavi Alonso was seen donning dark a navy suit, dark brown shoes, a blue shirt and a tartan tie

The news comes after a partner at a top international law firm set Twitter alight in 2019 after warning ‘unsuitably dressed trainees’ against wearing brown shoes with a blue suit.

Speaking at Thomson Reuters’ ‘Transforming Women’s Leadership in the Law’ conference at London’s Hilton Tower Bridge hotel last week, the unnamed city lawyer reportedly told juniors: ‘Don’t wear brown shoes with a blue suit’. 

Legal affairs journalist Catherine Baksi attended the event and tweeted about the lawyer’s advice that he was passing on to ‘unsuitably dressed trainees’.

Ms Baksi said the comments had been directed towards people from non-traditional backgrounds who perhaps would not know ‘unspoken dress code rules’.

A partner at a top international law firm has set Twitter users alight after he warned 'unsuitably dressed trainees' never to wear brown shoes with a blue suit

A partner at a top international law firm has set Twitter users alight after he warned ‘unsuitably dressed trainees’ never to wear brown shoes with a blue suit

Legal affairs journalist Catherine Baksi attended the event and tweeted about the lawyer's advice that he was passing on to 'unsuitably dressed trainees. Her post saw a number of other lawyers respond and join in on the debate

Legal affairs journalist Catherine Baksi attended the event and tweeted about the lawyer’s advice that he was passing on to ‘unsuitably dressed trainees. Her post saw a number of other lawyers respond and join in on the debate

She told the Telegraph: ‘It’s for the dress code law to change,’ not the candidates.

But back in 2020 a GQ expert advised people to ignore this alleged cardinal sin.

They said: ‘The idea that brown shoes should not be worn with blue suits in the city still pervades in some industries and is, generally speaking, a load of tosh.

‘OK, an electric-blue suit worn with fudge-hued loafers will make you look like you canvass for Nigel Farage but a midnight-blue suit worn with chocolate-hued Oxfords can look equally as elegant as any combination of greys and blacks.’

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