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Can you wear faded jeans with dress shoes?

post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 

I just bought a nice pair of brown wing tipped oxfords and I want to wear them with jeans. Is it ok to wear them with faded jeans or is it only ok to wear them with solid color jeans?

post #2 of 17
I wouldn't do that. Wingtips should be worn with dress pants and not your faded or even torn jeans.
post #3 of 17
Ofcourse you can. Faded denim will probably be a safer bet as the dye in them is less likely to rubb off onto the leather. Either way, they are your shoes so enjoy them as you like. Dress them up or down. Welcome to Styleforum suzza.
post #4 of 17
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Originally Posted by Man Of Lint View Post

Ofcourse you can. Faded denim will probably be a safer bet as the dye in them is less likely to rubb off onto the leather. Either way, they are your shoes so enjoy them as you like. Dress them up or down. Welcome to Styleforum suzza.


+1 and Welcome!

post #5 of 17

Yup, you can do it. White oxford, check. Navy cashmere blazer, check. Faded Levi Capital E's, check. Cigar shell Alden Long Wing sans socks, all done today.

post #6 of 17
You can do it, but it looks like shit. Whenever I see that look, it appears somehow, Seinfeldian to me..
post #7 of 17
I think the inherent casual nature of faded and distressed jeans calls for an inherently casual shoe. Doesn't mean they have to be crappy shoes, but I'd stick to loafers of the penny and driving variety. You want to look relaxed, not like you spilled something on your work pants and had to grab something off the top of your hamper.
post #8 of 17
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post #9 of 17

i think you can, but you have to be using the appropriate top and accessories to make it work. unless you're in Texas, then anything goes.

post #10 of 17
depends on the totality of the combination.

oxford wingtips with a sleek last would be much harder to pull off than derby wingtips or longwings with a rounded last. But again - it all depends on the total mix of items.

Personally I'd not do it, I go for a derby/blucher.
post #11 of 17
Thread Starter 

The shoe I own is almost identical to this one (minus the dark spot on the tip): https://s3.amazonaws.com/assets.svpply.com/large/1797325.jpg?1352810012

 

Also I'm not talking about heavily faded jeans, but more like these with a light fade: http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41l0r+p8FjL._SX342_.jpg

 

And yes I would wear the whole thing with a dress shirt.

 

What do you think?

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post #13 of 17
Thread Starter 

bellyhungry That is nothing like my situation. Those shoes are much darker and fancier and those jeans are light colored really faded work jeans.

post #14 of 17
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Originally Posted by suzza View Post

The shoe I own is almost identical to this one (minus the dark spot on the tip)


Also I'm not talking about heavily faded jeans, but more like these with a light fade:


And yes I would wear the whole thing with a dress shirt.
What do you think?

That 'dark spot on the tip' is what we call a patina on the toebox. You can easily combine these pants with these shoes with or without a dress shirt. Just don't walk near Gnatty8. wink.gif
post #15 of 17

You can do it. With those shoes, you can make it look really good. Just don't wear "dad jeans." You know what I'm talking about.

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