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I need some shoes to look dumpy

post #1 of 15
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Generally during the fall I'm wearing jeans, sweaters and a textured blazer, but in a sort of sloppy, unkempt (collegiate) way. Usually that means sneakers, but I'd like to diversify a little. I've tried to wear chukkas, wingtips, loafers, etc., but the niceness of these shoes ratchets up the slickness of the look more than I'd like. Are there any brown leather shoes to match my sloppy aesthetic? Would a pair of tan desert boots work?
post #2 of 15
clarks wallabees? That or LL Bean blutcher moc style shoes.
post #3 of 15


i don't like this model personally, but there are other brands coming out with distressed brown dress shoes.

the boys of rugby on union sq. do what you're going for quite well.

i suggest you ask them.
post #4 of 15
Go to thrift stores and try to find pairs of used, high-quality shoes. I recently picked up a pair of Johnston and Murphy captoes that have some wear on them. The leather is a bit creased, and theres some slight scuffing/discoloration on the toebox, but I think they look rather great. They seem to fit the asthetic that you're going for, and for $8 (what I paid for my shoes), you can't really go wrong. It's definitely worth a shot.
post #5 of 15
You could try distressing a pair of shoes. I'm sure somebody here could give an idea of how to do it.
post #6 of 15
Go for Clark's Desert Treks over the Desert Boots. The former looks less clean than the latter. Wallabees is a great suggestion.
post #7 of 15
+1 on Wallabees. that sounds like the perfect shoe for your needs.
post #8 of 15
you should look into alfredo bannister
post #9 of 15
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Originally Posted by jookz
Go to thrift stores and try to find pairs of used, high-quality shoes. I recently picked up a pair of Johnston and Murphy captoes that have some wear on them. The leather is a bit creased, and theres some slight scuffing/discoloration on the toebox, but I think they look rather great. They seem to fit the asthetic that you're going for, and for $8 (what I paid for my shoes), you can't really go wrong. It's definitely worth a shot.

I like this idea. Either that, or raid your old mans closet.

K
post #10 of 15
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Originally Posted by chim
you should look into alfredo bannister




bannisters a bit too avant garde for this look I think. Dusty's look is more ivy league/prep than Japanese fashionhead.
post #11 of 15
It's sad that
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Originally Posted by Brian SD
ivy league/prep
has become
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Originally Posted by dusty
sloppy aesthetic
post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by StevenRocks
You could try distressing a pair of shoes. I'm sure somebody here could give an idea of how to do it.


yes please advise.
post #13 of 15
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Originally Posted by this_is_james
yes please advise.
Wet them up with bleach, crease them really hard. Sand them with sandpaper, twist and crinkle them as much as you can. That should do a good trick. Afterwords, a bit of black and brown blended shoe cream around certain areas, and then a round of black shoe polish should really make them look oldschool.
post #14 of 15
Wear your dad's old Rockports or your older brother's old Doc Martens
post #15 of 15
Never mind, I saw where you lived and this does not work
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