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What colour Deck/Boat shoes are most versatile? e.g. you can wear with every style

post #1 of 22
Thread Starter 

Im looking to buy my first pair of deck/boat shoes, but im not sure which colour of deck/boat shoes is most versatile?

I want these shoes for weekend and evening wear , like to the shops, round a friends, cinema, restaurants

 

will be wearing with creme brown/black chinos, denim/black jeans, creme/gray cargos

with a sweater and/or casual shirt, sometimes just a polo t-shirt

 

thank yoy

post #2 of 22
Boat shoes are not evening wear.

That said, brown leather is your best option.
post #3 of 22
Thread Starter 

thanks for the reply,

why are boat shoes not suitable for evening wear? it would just be for restaurants, round a friends, cinema, etc nothing formal

 

 

im now turn between brown and navy:

 

700

 

 

 

 

Of these 2 which do others feel is the more versatile?

all opinions appreciated

post #4 of 22
Thread Starter 

Bump?

 

Which is more versatile, the navy boat shoes or brown ones, in the pics?

post #5 of 22
I wear Sperry's all the time, I have for years. I own the navy, dark brown, and light brown... the dark brown are BY FAR the most versatile.

The navy ones are my favorite but also the least versatile.
post #6 of 22
Thread Starter 

Thanks,

 

Are there any specific colour clothes that dont go well with the  dark brown boat shoes?

same question for the navy boat shoes

 

why are boat shoes not casual evening wear?

post #7 of 22
boat shoes are great for casual evening wear! i think perhaps the OP who told you not to wear them at night thought you meant for formal events, implied when you said for "evening wear" but perhaps skipped your description of uses.

comfortable, stylish, and very appropriate in the evening. in fact, i went out to a couple lounges last night in old town claremont last night wearing my light brown sperries.

the dark brown can literally go with everything, i can't think of an color combo it wouldn't work except perhaps faded black jeans or brown pants.
post #8 of 22
Thread Starter 

when you say brown pants, would that include light brown cargos like these:

 

http://shop.uniqlo.com/uk/goods/070768

 

 

If it does. there aren't many other neutral calm colours i could wear besides blacks and browns

which limits my options with dark brown boat shoes

 

i dont wear the bright loud colour bottoms, like the reds/bright blues /yellows

 

 

thank you for the information

post #9 of 22
Those are fine... if you noticed, the model is wearing brown shoes with them. I wear a lot of cotton navy and black pants and black jeans and brown sperries look great with all of them.
post #10 of 22
Thread Starter 

great, thanks again 

 

whats yior thoughts on these dark brown boat shoes:

http://www.asos.com/ASOS/ASOS-Leather-Boat-Shoes/Prod/pgeproduct.aspx?iid=2085190&SearchQuery=boat%20shoes&Rf-700=1001&Rf-300=2337&Rf-200=10&sh=0&pge=0&pgesize=20&sort=-1&clr=Brown

post #11 of 22
Not a fan of the white stitching or sole... also makes it less appealing for evening wear, look for a shoe that has a dark sole, these are the dark brown Sperry's I wear often:


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post #12 of 22
I'd say you could go with either the navy or the brown. Going with a dark sole would be more appropriate if you plan on using it during the evening. I personally would only avoid wearing them with black.
post #13 of 22
I wear both navy and the dark brown above with BB black milano pants and with black (unfaded) jeans and both shoes look fantastic with black.
post #14 of 22
Thread Starter 

Okay,

If some dont advise to wear dark brown boat shoes with black jeans/cargos,

what colour shoes can i wear with black bottoms?

 

again, only for casual wear

 

 

Atila, i completely agree that the white sole is not that good a look, i do definitely prefer the dark / matching soles,

 

but i cant seem to find any here in the UK that have dark soles

post #15 of 22
What color is your boat?
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