or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › My shoe dilemma
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

My shoe dilemma

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
I'm very new to all of this, and have done a fair bit of reading but I still can't wrap my head around shoes and casual wear. I don't own a suit yet, so I generally wear chinos or various wool/cotton trousers (I like the Express "Producer" line, being a poor college student lol), generally with a navy blazer for more formal occasions. I'm trying to find my next shoe and I'm just unsure what to get, they should probably be able to be worn with a navy suit since I will be purchasing one within the next 6 months; as well as chinos/jeans until then. Brown/Burgundy/Oxblood monk strap Brown/Burgundy/Oxblood loafer (tassel/penny/etc..) Brown/Burgundy/Oxblood cap toe Brown/Burgundy/Oxblood wing tip Thanks for any advice! My very humble shoe collection consists of these: Nunn Bush - dark reddish brown. These were purchased before I found this forum Aldo Davis - "Bone" suede, much more gray than the pictures show. Just a bit impractical for all of the rain we get. Banana Republic - Nantucket driving loafer. Soles don't stand up well to much walking, but they were very cheap.
post #2 of 12
None of those are appropriate with a suit. None, in fact, are even close to appropriate.
post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 
Yea I know! Thats why I need to find my next pair of shoes, I figured I'dpost what I already have. These shoes need to fill a casual/suit gap I guess, since they won't be purely casual nor formal. Thanks for responding though!
post #4 of 12
Brown cap toes would probably be the best choice.
post #5 of 12
Oxford oxblood wingtips will be fine with a navy suit, and wearable with jeans (because they are more casual than captoes).
post #6 of 12
ah!! That makes sense, sorry. What about a plain toe monkstrap or a pair of burgondy longwings?
post #7 of 12
Thread Starter 
Thank you for the suggestions! I guess it's between monk straps and wingtips, kind of my top choices anyways.
post #8 of 12
black wholecut
post #9 of 12
post #10 of 12
What is your budget for the shoes (if any)?
post #11 of 12
Thread Starter 
I'd like to spend <$185, maybe get lucky and score something in b&s or ebay for even less.
post #12 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by enginerd917 View Post
I'd like to spend <$185, maybe get lucky and score something in b&s or ebay for even less.

At that price, your best bet is Allen Edmonds Ebay store, and I second the burgundy wingtips to cover your various needs. You might want to look at Loake as well.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › My shoe dilemma