Because they are not anything else; not a formal bal, not a casual blucher. They meander back and forth between the two, depending on how you are dressed above the shoe. Jeans, slacks and suits can all get some play with them on your feet. I had a period of time when I asked that question, but I also had some slight fit issues until I got a padded insole. Stripped the quirky burnish away and started polishing with bourbon followed by medium brown on toe/heel. More even and much more manageable color transition. The buckles make a bit of a statement, so bear that in mind when choosing your outfit. They're sexy to me. Great for club, dinner, etc. I'll just toss them with (nicely fitted) jeans and a shirt or sweater and run around the city - looking quite dapper. Ready for anything. Toss on a blazer or odd jacket and you're still good to go. Crossover like Steph Curry lol Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Sidenote: I had my finger on the trigger of some Carmina double monks for weeks. Then, WTI closed <$30. Doubled back (see what I did there?) and snagged a Mora 2.0 from the fire (I mean flash) sale. Looking forward to shiny, dark brown goodness.
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