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post #31 of 36
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Originally Posted by Bob Loblaw
I would spend time learning and applying to rules of good style first before you go off shattering paradigms and such. Philip Glass, Ligeti, Kraftwerk, and Cage were classically trained musicians before they set off on their own distinctive experimental, ground breaking styles in music - you might want to apply similar methodolgy to develop your style. Otherwise you will come across as the sartorial equivalent of a 4 year old beating on a casio.

Trust me on this. I once thought I looked smashing weaing combat boots with a suit.
I totally agree!
post #32 of 36
A voice from another younger dude (23): No. I understand the result you're trying to accomplish, but sneakers are not the right way, my friend. They just aren't slick enough of a silhouette to cap off the bottom of a suit. Stick with dressier shoes and/or boots, and play with contrast (black suit with white shoes) and/or color. You will definitely stand out, possibly look affected, but you won't look like a child borrowing your older brother's suit and you won't look like a tool. Subtle, but important, difference.
post #33 of 36
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Originally Posted by gorgekko
Sir, you do harm to the notion of being well-dressed, whether formally or casually.
Respectfully disagree. A pair of leather tods or prada lace-ups are as appropriate in certain situations as monks. Where one goes astray is trying to pull together a formal business look with a pair of sneakers. That obviously is impossible. The below isn't a great example because the shoe is a bit busy, but you can see what I'm getting at.
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post #34 of 36
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Originally Posted by Mentos
Respectfully disagree. A pair of leather tods or prada lace-ups are as appropriate in certain situations as monks. Where one goes astray is trying to pull together a formal business look with a pair of sneakers. That obviously is impossible.

The below isn't a great example because the shoe is a bit busy, but you can see what I'm getting at.
Do you really think that these sneakers would look great with a suit?
I personally like this kind of leather sneakers a lot, I have some similar ones (however, a bit lower down on the price and quality scale, mine are from Bally, Ferragamo and Boss) and I find them much more comfortable than dress shoes. However, I would feel strange wearing them with a suit (except for, maybe, with a more casual cotton or linen suit sans tie in summer; should I give it a try or would it just look ritardato?).

I sometimes wear this type of leather sneakers with an odd jacket (sans tie) and jeans or similar; I personally like it, but I may just look like a jerk to others. What do you think?
post #35 of 36
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Originally Posted by Mentos
The below isn't a great example because the shoe is a bit busy, but you can see what I'm getting at.

They remind me of these brown leather sneakers a friend of mine wore with a black suit one day to the office. When I called him on it (not just the sneakers, but the brown shoes + black suit), he said "yeah, but they match my brown belt!"
post #36 of 36
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Originally Posted by Bandwagonesque
They remind me of these brown leather sneakers a friend of mine wore with a black suit one day to the office. When I called him on it (not just the sneakers, but the brown shoes + black suit), he said "yeah, but they match my brown belt!"
Well, I can't very well defend that!
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