Originally Posted by whodini
Sorry, but I'm going to guess that 90+% of the people that wear boat shoes not only don't wear them to the beach but live nowhere near one.
Agree to disagree. Like chrono said, there are times when people can make it work but most of those people are 60 years-old, wear PRL shorts that end a cunt hair below their ball sack, and live along the French Riviera. I couldn't stop laughing when I was in NYC in Dec/Jan with several inches on the ground and people STILL wearing them because they were part of the LES crowd.
To each their own but a "good all-around versatile casual shoe" has already been invented. It's called the "sneaker."
Like i said though, lots of clothes were once "technically" meant for a specific thing or person. They end up being easy enough to wear and if they work with some stuff they get adopted and worn a lot. I've seen normal people, young, old, middle aged and of different styles wearing boat shoes forever but maybe that's because i've lived in florida all my life. I also think they can be worn solid in fashion type looks. Most people who are hopping on because they see it become trendy or whatnot do look pretty lame imo. I dont' think they're that hard to make work well though. Not to mention, that a lot of times when i'm going to run a quick errand or go down to the corner store, i just wanna slip something on my feet quickly they're great to wear instead of sandals.
Most people trying to wear boat shoes look lame, but then again, can't that be said about most people's outfits in general? I see just as many people look shitty in sneakers and laceups. Chucks look lame as hell and make the person look like a nerd most of the time, but they can definitely look good at times. Hell, i've seen some fits on the forum with nice boots/laceups (like w&h boots or paul smith laceups) and other nice brands look like shit. I think the issue is more with the person.