A lot of men dislike black and white spectator shoes and generally I number myself among them. They seem to be flashier than their brown and white brethren, and colored for occasions when I wouldn't choose black shoes in the first place.
That said, there is one combination with which black and white specs look very good, and that is the classic in the Esquire illustration: white flannel trousers and a navy serge jacket.
The combination came about roughly a century ago when men on holiday replaced the bottoms of their blue serge suits with the aforementioned white flannels and so re-invented the odd jacket. It is equally appropriate today, in the form of a blazer and odd trousers made from summer cloth.
Black and white spectators shine in that company.