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post #16 of 30
Someone can't tell the difference between boot cuts and bell bottoms.
post #17 of 30
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Originally Posted by Arethusa
Someone can't tell the difference between boot cuts and bell bottoms.
sounds that way
post #18 of 30
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Originally Posted by Arethusa
Someone can't tell the difference between boot cuts and bell bottoms.

lol
post #19 of 30
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Someone can't tell the difference between boot cuts and bell bottoms.

I know the difference.......anything above a 9" opening usually covers up a dress shoe far more than it should. Most bootcut jeans are bigger than that.....
post #20 of 30
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Originally Posted by Englandmj7
I know the difference.......anything above a 9" opening usually covers up a dress shoe far more than it should. Most bootcut jeans are bigger than that.....
That depends on your shoe size, but I think a 9" opening is pretty damn big. I don't follow jean dimensions, but you may be right on this.

My Uniqlo selvage jeans are 9" across and I wouldn't wear them with dress shoes or chelsea boots. I wear my slimmer jeans with dressier shoes.
post #21 of 30
So, what do you consider these? I think they would look great with jeans and a cream or white linen shirt.. straight leg.
post #22 of 30
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Originally Posted by kronik
So, what do you consider these? I think they would look great with jeans and a cream or white linen shirt.. straight leg.

Those would look fine with jeans and a shirt.....not really into Gucci loafers myself tho, at that price your options are almost limitless for a good loafer if that's what you're looking for. But if Gucci loafers are your thing, that pair is practically made to be worn with jeans.
post #23 of 30
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Originally Posted by Get Smart
Those would look fine with jeans and a shirt.....not really into Gucci loafers myself tho, at that price your options are almost limitless for a good loafer if that's what you're looking for. But if Gucci loafers are your thing, that pair is practically made to be worn with jeans.

I agree - I didn't think I was into Gucci either, tried it on, it fit like a glove.. and I really liked the half-bit.. very contemporary in styling but a nice spin on the traditional horse-bit - I dig it. My first, possibly my last, pair of Gucci loafers now that I've done all this reading about EGs/Lobbs/Vass.. :P but my shoe budget is exhausted for at least 3 months 'til I can get some booties for the fall. Wish I had started reading more diligently before I dropped 700 bucks on some Barker Blacks; they look great.. probably one of their more traditional shoes, at least that I've seen.. nice antiquing but I don't know if they'll hold up like a Lobb or EG which I could have had, for the same price.
post #24 of 30
I'm sure your Barker Blacks will hold up just fine. I have shoes of infinitely lower pedigree than that holding up for over 5 years now with no problems. Obviously if you were willing to drop 7 bones on Barker Blacks you must have really been into them so I wouldnt feel any regret over not getting EGs instead...just rock them with gusto.
post #25 of 30
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That depends on your shoe size, but I think a 9" opening is pretty damn big. I don't follow jean dimensions, but you may be right on this.

True; I only wear slim jeans (Nudie SJs, etc.) and all of them are around an 8.5" opening, even then I would like them to be a little more tapered. My old gap bootcut jeans, or my friends that wear Sevens for instance (yes, I know, they shouldn't be my friends) have at least a 10" opening and look absurd with a nice pair of loafers or oxfords; they drag on the ground and cover up half the shoe. I don't know what kind of bootcut jeans these other guys think I am on about, but I am very close to posting comparison pics.....
post #26 of 30
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Originally Posted by Englandmj7
True; I only wear slim jeans (Nudie SJs, etc.) and all of them are around an 8.5" opening, even then I would like them to be a little more tapered. My old gap bootcut jeans, or my friends that wear Sevens for instance (yes, I know, they shouldn't be my friends) have at least a 10" opening and look absurd with a nice pair of loafers or oxfords; they drag on the ground and cover up half the shoe. I don't know what kind of bootcut jeans these other guys think I am on about, but I am very close to posting comparison pics.....

First of all, I personally think that dressier shoes than, say, Paul Smith's distressed tan suede brogues look a little odd with jeans of any stripe. Having said that, I think that a lot depends on the size of your feet and how slim the shoes are. I thought that I had pretty average sized feet, US size 11, (or size 44.5 for all you Europeans,) but apparently, I have large feet, and favor a slightly elongated chisel toe or a round toe (like the casual shoes John Varvatos favors), so all except for the largest (10" +) openings are fine. On the other hand, if you are say, a size 8, and favor a Berluti like shoe, you had better go with a pretty small leg opening - I'd say that something like the HL classic (about a 8.2" opening, IRRC) would be better. It goes without saying that in any case, jeans should be slim at the thighs for this to look right in any case. An anti-fit or loose fitting jean, which is perfect for a slightly slouchy look with kicks and hoodies, doesn't work so well with brogues and a button-down.

And of course, boots (anything from Clarks desert boots to chelsea boots) look good with slim bootcut jeans, for obvious reasons. Again, imo, mileage varies depending on your shoe size.
post #27 of 30
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Originally Posted by LA Guy
And of course, boots (anything from Clarks desert boots to chelsea boots) look good with slim bootcut jeans, for obvious reasons. Again, imo, mileage varies depending on your shoe size.


Only people with large feet can relate to LA's statement.


8.5 leg opening suits me best, with my huge feet, wearing casual oval-toed shoes. Those who wear tapered cuts, couldn't get away with it, if your feet were big.

There needs to be a balance (Height -vs- Shoe Size Ratio). And usually, the leg opening will set the balance among the two.
post #28 of 30
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Originally Posted by kronik
So, what do you consider these? I think they would look great with jeans and a cream or white linen shirt.. straight leg.

If you look at the outfits that Tom Ford put down the runway with this sort of loafer, they were all fit-and-flare silouhettes. That's how I wear mine, with bootcut jeans in a dark, heavy denim, and a neutral or Liberty print floral shirt (a la the SS 2004/5 cowboy collection).

Will post pics asap...
post #29 of 30
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Originally Posted by Englandmj7
Dress shoes look absolutely ridiculous with boot cut jeans.....if you wear a nice slim/non-chunky pair of dress shoes you certainly don't want to completely cover them up to the toe with your denim....unless you wear super tight t-shirts, have gelled spiky hair, and are named Rico, in that case, the said fit would be perfect.
Who is this guy?

!luc
post #30 of 30
Slightly elongated chelsea boots or loafers will look best with ... bootcut, like RR or Ola. It happens to look good with a shrunk LVC47 too. I happen to love the way my dolce & gabbana pointy loafers look with my Ola, but granted this is not a look for everyone, and it only marginally borders streetwear. LAG; 44.5 is huge feet !luc
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