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Balmoral boots with a suit?

post #1 of 35
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I've just bought a very dark navy RLBL Anthony suit. There's little call for me to wear suits these days and as such - footwear to match is a bit light. I like really dark browns with dark navy suits and the only very dark browns I have at the moment are a pair of C&J Balmoral Boots.

What's the general consensus on wearing bal boots with a suit?
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I've just bought a very dark navy RLBL Anthony suit. There's little call for me to wear suits these days and as such - footwear to match is a bit light. I like really dark browns with dark navy suits and the only very dark browns I have at the moment are a pair of C&J Balmoral Boots.

What's the general consensus on wearing bal boots with a suit?

Which model of C&J boot? Suits are the ONLY thing I would wear balmoral boots with. Oh, and formal wear if the boots are appropriately coloured.

Stuart
post #3 of 35
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Which model of C&J boot? Suits are the ONLY thing I would wear balmoral boots with. Oh, and formal wear if the boots are appropriately coloured. Stuart
They're the C&J Avebury. I've worn them with flannel before. I suppose it's just I'm programmed into thinking only shoes are acceptable for suits. Don't ask me why. Edit: Image here:
post #4 of 35
I was always under the impression that wearing boots with a suit is fine. Hence the old term 'suited and booted'.
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They're the C&J Avebury. I've worn them with flannel before. I suppose it's just I'm programmed into thinking only shoes are acceptable for suits. Don't ask me why.

Edit: Image here:

Those are beautiful. If you don't mind wearing brown with city suits, they are perfect.
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I was always under the impression that wearing boots with a suit is fine. Hence the old term 'suited and booted'.
Actually that is a contraction of 'Wear balmorals with a suit and make every observer boot".
post #7 of 35
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I was always under the impression that wearing boots with a suit is fine. Hence the old term 'suited and booted'.

Apparently boots were the original dressy footwear. Balmoral boots existed before oxford shoes. Oxford shoes were created as a more casual alternative
post #8 of 35
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I'm not sure why I've always thought that suits and boots don't really go together. I'm sure it looks fine and is completely acceptable but you never really see it "out in the wild" in London. Also maybe I'm wondering if those boots would go well with the slightly contemporary cut of the RL Anthony.
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I'm not sure why I've always thought that suits and boots don't really go together. I'm sure it looks fine and is completely acceptable but you never really see it "out in the wild" in London.

Also maybe I'm wondering if those boots would go well with the slightly contemporary cut of the RL Anthony.

Trust me: the only obstacle to wearing those boots with any city suit (regardless of cut) is the brown colour. I don't like wearing brown with city suits, and you're not really supposed to. Especially in London.

But if you would otherwise wear brown oxford shoes with the suit, those boots are a step up in style and formality. I would love a pair.

Stuart
post #10 of 35
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Originally Posted by Film Noir Buff View Post
Actually that is a contraction of 'Wear balmorals with a suit and make every observer boot".

Urban dictionary's entry on 'suited and booted'
post #11 of 35
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Urban dictionary's entry on 'suited and booted'
By that definition, I should be wearing them
post #12 of 35
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What's the general consensus on wearing bal boots with a suit?
Perfect combo. I have a similar styled bal boot from Rider that I wear only with suits.
post #13 of 35
those are beautiful.
post #14 of 35
looks good
post #15 of 35
Gorgeous boots and perfectly acceptable with a suit unless you're in a situation when only black would do.
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