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If you really want a dress boot - look to Alden or Allen Edmonds. 
Yeah, there is no mistaking White's for any type of dress boot.  To me, they're appropriate for jeans and that's about it.  Fashion "rules" don't really exist a whole lot anymore and many things are socially acceptable.  Still, to me, White's boots are simply a nicer "casual" boot.
those shoes should only be worn if you intend to wear black socks with shorts and are over the age of 65.
Allen Edmonds Wilbert or Clarkstreet for shoes.  Longbranch for boot   Oak Stree Bootmakers Trench Boot   With a leather sole:  Alden Indy 403   Personally, for your budget you could get 2 pairs of the Wilberts. Black to wear with black pants and dark brown CXL to wear with everything else.   I also have a pair of Whites SemiDress - great boot.  But, the form factor is still a work boot form factor - either the Indys or the Longbranch look better with chinos
Hey Warpiper, out of curiosity where did you get your laces?  It would be nice to change-up the laces on my SDs with a little color.
Well, there are two aspects to the question: 1.  What style shoe/boot? 2.  What color?   Are you looking for one shoe that you can wear with jeans as well as chinos/dockers?   Are you always wearing them with casual attire or do you need something that can also "dress up" to a situation with a tie or jacket?   Do you need something you can wear when it's wet or snowing outside? Leather soles look a lot classier but they suck when they get wet - you're much better...
Let me throw something else out there:  I have numerous pairs of AE shoes across 3 different lasts.  If you don't yet know what a "last" is - read up on it at AE's sight.  But, without a doubt there is one last that fits me much better than the other two.  If I had to spend all day on my feet, I would want a shoe in that last.  If you can - you need to get to an AE store where you can try on shoes from the different lasts to see what fits YOUR feet better.  This is a much...
I wear 3 watches: Omega Speedy 9300 - my everyday watch Oris Diver Date - my dive / beach vacation watch / yard-work watch Citizen ecodrive - my 'beater' watch for when I go camping   Now, the citizen stays on it's bracelet.  The Oris stays on the rubber diving band   So, on to the Omega.  I alternate:  bracelet in cold weather when I'm wearing long sleeve shirts mostly and alligator in warmer months with short sleeve shirts.   Why?  Here's the reality - I like...
The best choice I made was to switch to a front pocket wallet and eliminate how many cards I carry.  IMO, it really looks bad when you can see the impression outline of a wallet in someone's back pocket.  Here is the current winner for me: http://www.ashlandleather.com/Ashland-Louis-Little-New-York-Horween-Cordovan-p/louisshell.htm
A suit is different.  A suit makes sense.  What doesn't make sense is a blazer.  A person can always use a suit for weddings and funerals.  A blazer, not so much.
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