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Shoes for TALL, skinny guy?

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
I need to find some shoes to wear with jeans and an untucked casual dress shirt. I am tall as fuck and skinny.

I am thinking primarily of styles right now, rather than specific models.

Black is best, right, to be a it more dressy of a shoe?
Since I am so tall, square toe is better than pointed, right? Round not so good, either?
Designs on the sides? What do you think?

If you want to point out styles, that's great. If specific models, that's good too, and I can infer the styles.

Thanks!!!
post #2 of 16
I would go with something in brown, most likely, if you're going to pair it with jeans. Perhaps a chelsea boot, or a brogued oxford or derby. I would go with a chiseled or round toe, but not square. Perhaps something like these would work:

http://www.bluefly.com/pages/product...&Nu=Product+ID
post #3 of 16
Avoid square toes at all costs.
I would get a black or brown chelsea or chukka boot.
post #4 of 16
Black? Maybe. Square toed? Probably not.

Give some more details (height, weight, shoe size) for better answers.
post #5 of 16
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Originally Posted by StevenRocks
Black? Maybe. Square toed? Probably not.

Give some more details (height, weight, shoe size) for better answers.

Check out the "Casual/party shoes" Thread, plenty of wild designs that look good with jeans on there (like my blue scuffed leather ones, sure they are pointy but eh). I am tall, Skinny, and also do the untucked cas dress shirt and dark indigo, Love my shoes.
post #6 of 16
Thread Starter 
6'4"
175 lbs
Size 13 (USA) shoes

Thanks.
post #7 of 16
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Originally Posted by CarllraC
6'4"
175 lbs
Size 13 (USA) shoes

Thanks.
I'd go with brown rather than black because it's more versatile. Since you're skinny with big feet, it should be a shoe with a little detail in the toe area to break up the mass. Blucher (open lacing) rather than balmoral (closed lacing) since it's casual. Nothing too agressive in the soler area, because it's not in right now.

Does that help, or are you looking for a specific model?
post #8 of 16
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Originally Posted by ratboycom
Check out the "Casual/party shoes" Thread, plenty of wild designs that look good with jeans on there (like my blue scuffed leather ones, sure they are pointy but eh). I am tall, Skinny, and also do the untucked cas dress shirt and dark indigo, Love my shoes.
Did you ever get a photo of those shoes w/ jeans on?
post #9 of 16
yeah I did, Ill go post that up, i didnt remember to get someone to take a pic from their perspective of my shoes/pants so I had to do it myself
post #10 of 16
Bah, beat this:

6'8-1/2"
210 - thin, some muscle
Size 17 (USA) shoe

Yeah, thats right. I need a few new pairs of shoes. I wear a pair of beat up dark brown oxfords with jeans usually. I want to find some brown leather akle boots, maybe an ankle height leather sneaker and id like a full pair of boots. Just came across this thread as I was looking for posts that discuss height and proportion.
post #11 of 16
Dark brown RM Williams chelsea boot. (The "Craftsman").
post #12 of 16
Quote:
Originally Posted by MichaelVH
Bah, beat this:

6'8-1/2"
210 - thin, some muscle
Size 17 (USA) shoe

Yeah, thats right. I need a few new pairs of shoes. I wear a pair of beat up dark brown oxfords with jeans usually. I want to find some brown leather akle boots, maybe an ankle height leather sneaker and id like a full pair of boots. Just came across this thread as I was looking for posts that discuss height and proportion.
Start at Nordstrom for size 17s.
post #13 of 16
If you don't want boots for whatever reason, I think loafers like these would work: http://www.amazon.com/Canelli-Allen-...UTF8&s=apparel http://www.amazon.com/Allen-Edmonds-...UTF8&s=apparel Also, I agree that brown/tan would be better than black. A lot of people go with black because they think it is a "safe" choice, but they often just don't look that great with most denim. Brown/tan just go better with most jeans and look more stylish IMO.
post #14 of 16
13 is doable at most stores, 17 is specialty shoe store territory. As a slimming-down but still overweight dude who's only slightly taller than average, I don't really understand all this angst about being super tall and skinny. I suppose everyone's got their insecurities. General guidelines: Think proprotion. Round toes and width make the foot look shorter. Pointy, narrow shoes lengthen the foot. Square toes just make you look like a guido.
post #15 of 16
Thank you for the tip StevenRocks, Nordstrom does have an ankle boot I like at around 200.

Overall, I do enjoy my height. If im feeling outgoing and people ask me about my height, I usually make a few jokes and people relax and start opening up. People in public will approach me, not that my height it that important but it's an easy way them to strike up a conversation.

Perhaps I have insecurities about my height, I don't like the feeling of looking awkward and that is why I have an interest in clothes.
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