Gentlemen, I seek for your help.
Some of you might now, I am a student and joined SF a year ago to learn more about dress and to drastically improve my own wardrobe.
Since I have joined I lurked as much as possible and feel I have now finally learned enough to actually start buying more and more items.
If I'd had to name two guys which embody the style that I am going for the most, it would be NOBD and IST66.
There are some casual outfits of vox I like, still I think they might be too dressy for my day to day routine and what I can afford at the moment.
Also while I do not agree with all the details, PG is a great inspiration as well.
Put into words I want to build a wardrobe of a solid rotation of cotton chinos both with plain and some with pleated front in different weights, a pair of raw denim jeans, BD shirts and solid coloured SCs with patch pockets.
Some of the combinations that caught my eye can be seen in the spoiler tags.
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What I've got a lot of trouble with, is to imagine what kind of shoes I should buy to pair with combinations like that.
First of all, what do I already posses?
A pair of Rancourt Ranger Mocs in Snuff Suede, which are very comfortable and work great with jeans. I wear them a lot but I feel they are not the best match for a pair of slim chinos.
A pair of Sebago Docksides in navy, which work OK with stone chinos but which I wear a lot less since I got the Rancourts because they wear a lot less comfortable and also because I feel they are too casual for the look I am aiming for.
A pair of Alfred Sargent Kirkham chelsea boots, which are good value for price but once again I feel they are not suitable with a nice pair of chinos.
I feel the rubber sole is just a tad too clunky, maybe I should have it replaced.
A pair of Lendvay & Schwarcz oxford brogues similiar both in style and colour to the C&J Clifford
They need a resoleing and new laces but other from that they are a pair I enjoy a lot. Not sure though if I should pair an oxford with as casual a pant as a chino?
A pair of Cheaney FS029 boot, which is a great beater for bad weather walks and winter street fairs but nothing I'd wear to university or a night out.
Secondly, which styles do I dislike?
I don't like sneakers, so no CPs, JPs, Supergas etc.
Also, no bucks, no double monks, no blutcher longwings.
What am I thinking about?
Penny, string and tassel loafers, chukka, chelsea and jodhpur boots especially of Alden, Carmina and C&J
Do you think the mentioned styles of shoes would be approriate to pair with what I imagine the rest of my wardrobe to look like?
Any special styles you recommend to me the most?
Do you think I should too pair my chinos with dressier shoes/oxfords like IST66 is doing it most of the time?
Thanks a lot in advance!