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post #16 of 72
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Originally Posted by Fuuma View Post
I dunno if you're too old for sneakers but you're definitely too young for loafers, yuck!

Great - a double bind!
post #17 of 72
looking like a big kid at your age could also mean swag...to a certain extent
post #18 of 72
If you don't like wearing sneakers, just don't wear them. You don't have to like sneakers.
post #19 of 72
I'm 31 too. Probably in a similar boat as a professional in a fairly casual industry. On weekends I'm all about sneakers, but keep it simple with MMM GATs or Dior GATs (simple in terms of no logo or anything weird).

I have a problem with dressier shoes though, because they become uber dressy fast. I'm not sure I can help you there.

Oh yeah, sneaker sneakers, like Nike or New Balance, don't wear them unless you're exercising. It is horrible for men of our age.
post #20 of 72
The pic I posted isn't the best examples because that guy is obviously trying to make a statement. But really, it's true that you can wear something like CPs to your casket and it'll look appropriate. But I also understand dressing for your environment as well, which sounds like your dilemma TBH. If that's the case then don't wear sneakers. I know a lot of 30 somethings could easily pull off the young and exuberant vibe you can get by wearing sneakers... So no, you're not too old.
post #21 of 72
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Originally Posted by lamergod View Post
Don't go for teen brands like Vans or something.

...what?
post #22 of 72
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Originally Posted by mr bunbury View Post
Great - a double bind!

Even 102 y/o on their deathbeds are too young for loafers.

Sneakers on the other hand....
post #23 of 72
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Originally Posted by Fuuma View Post
Even 102 y/o on their deathbeds are too young for loafers.

Sneakers on the other hand....

I disagree in general. Those particular ugly fucking shitty loafers he posted should be burned and destroyed, but loafers can be a pretty nifty shoe. Paul Smith had some killer loafers a few seasons ago and there's plenty of, dare I say it, nice loafers out there that I would love to have in my closet to admire (see: Berluti, etc), but I'll be in jeans, t-shirts, sneakers and hoodies I imagine well into my 50s. If that makes me a "big kid" in your book, so be it.
post #24 of 72
As a sympathizer w/ the original poster - I also feel strange in sneakers. Totally a personal thing. Just can't find ones that don't make me feel like a kid - of course, I am only 5'6", so that certainly adds to it. What are "cps".........? - forgive my ignorance.
post #25 of 72
31 and in shape but the last pair of gym shoes I bought was when I was 14. the only stuff that I have that is anything resembling sneakerish is really only used for working in the garage.
post #26 of 72
Get more sedate sneakers, then. I don't see how a pair of standard Common Projects can ever feel kid-like.
post #27 of 72
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Originally Posted by Astronaut888 View Post
What are "cps".........? - forgive my ignorance.

Common Projects
post #28 of 72
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CharlieAngel, I apologize if I gave the impression that I'm judgmental about older people in sneakers. I see lots of older guys who look awesome in sneakers -- I'm especially jealous of, for example, the badass older Japanese guy in Visvim look. It just doesn't work for me. I think the problem is that I'm too linebacker-like for sneakers to look like anything other than athletic wear, which in turn makes non-athletic 'minimalist' sneakers like Common Projects look silly. If you look good in sneakers more power to you! I posted those Leather Soul loafers just because they have a sort of comfort / walking shoe thing going on. I think they're kind of ugly too. What a conundrum! I think it may be that MMM GATs are the holy grail here.....
post #29 of 72
i agree with most of the posts here, minimalist sneakers will be just fine, im only in my 20s but i couldnt see myself wearing the air maxs or jordans ive been collecting, but something like cps can be just perfect
post #30 of 72
JP work IMO with denim. Rod Laver too. Just be careful what you select so that you don't go late 80's retro like this guy......



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