Originally Posted by indialogue
Would like it to be useful for both semi-formal (dressy but not suited-up) as well as casual occasions. Which one do you think would work out better? Thanks for your inputs!
I wouldn't consider either for semi-formal anything, sweetie. Or even wear them close to a tie, blazer, etc. Maybe jeans and chinos only if that style shoe was my thing. I just think they're essentially sneakers without a 'sneaker' look. Depending on your age, they also speak to me of trying to be too 'young'. And they scream 'bowling shoe' to me too. You may benefit from looking at a more 'adult' casual shoe with more structure and simple classic lines.
Originally Posted by GraphicNovelty
Where can I find something that looks like it (in terms of overall look, ) I'm looking to spend <$300, if at all possible.
Have you tried Schott's lineup for 'racers'? (Don't need the horsehide unless you really ride) http://www.schottnyc.com/products/lifestyle/motorcycle
Originally Posted by enarchay
I have two questions. First, what do you guys think of these shoes
in the "oak" color? I'm not sure what I think of the color. Second, what kind of socks do you guys usually wear with casual shoes/boots and what are the color matching rules? For example, what color should I wear with the shoes linked above? Thanks.
Those shoes say to me 'wear with shorts of light pants only', and also 'wear with no socks or white athletic ankle socks only'. As for matching with brown leather shoes, any casual brown leather or woven webbing/rope belt will work. Just avoid dress belts or you might as well wear black socks with those too.
Originally Posted by PaulYAY
Can someone recommend some good shoe care products conditioner, polish, other??. I know nothing about this and am worried about putting something on my Ricards or Butteros that is going to damage or alter the look of the leather for the worse. tia
Originally Posted by KitAkira
I'm a big fan of mink oil, since it doesn't darken leather, is rich in oils, and has a paraffin (wax) content which doesn't require polishing and gives a nice satin sheen. But I most def defer to Kits experience here.