There’s some sartorial rule that you aren’t to wear black and blue, and we have no idea why this is a thing. We’re told that blue suits go with brown shoes and that black is never complemented by blue. Truth is, it’s an outmoded rule and we’re here to show, with proof from this year’s Emmys, that any disdain for the bruisy pairing belongs in the past. Observe below.

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Holly Burrell (L) and actor Ty Burrell attend the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

Ty Burrell crushes it with a velvet blue and black tie and highlights. The white pocket square recalls the white shirt with a nice subtlety. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: TV personality Reggie Watts attends the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Dan MacMedan/WireImage)

Reggie Watts. Reggie Freakin’ Watts. Not only does he pull off the black and blue in style, he then pops it with a hot pink bowtie and pocket square. The black shirt even works.

 

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau attends the HBO's Post Emmy Awards reception at The London Hotel on September 18, 2016 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau pulls off the look with a silky sheen that recalls the blacks in his lapel, bowtie and shoes. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)

 

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Actor Pedro Pascal arrives at the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)

Pedro Pascal pulls off the look with a straight tie and higher button. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)

 

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Actor Andy Samberg arrives at the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Microsoft Theater on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)

Andy Samberg goes black and blue with a matte dash on his shoes.

 

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 18: Niecy Nash and husband Jay Tucker arrive at HBO's Post Emmy Awards Reception at The Plaza at the Pacific Design Center on September 18, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)

Niecy Nash’s husband Jay Tucker classed it up with a super-dark matte blue tux and straight black tie.