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Casual shoe recommendations

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
Can anyone recommend a casual shoe that can be worn with jeans and say a button down or a polo style shirt? Maybe even with a jacket?

I am looking for something probably in brown that I can wear to casual meetings without having to wear sneakers.
post #2 of 12
Alden unlined suede chukka (Leydon last)
Various loafers (Alden, C&J, Carmina, etc)
post #3 of 12

What price range?  Cheaper:  AE Black Hills or Wilbert.  Pricier:  JM Weston 598.  Note I am only listing shoes I own....

post #4 of 12

Are you asking for a particular brand and model? Or just model? I personally hate loafers, but that's the "casual" standard.

 

I had a couple of double monks made, and I think that model serves the purpose of "casual". For colder days, a pair of EG Silverstone or similar would work great.

post #5 of 12
Thread Starter 
Leydons are chukkas?

What about a pair of desert boots? I cant spend $200+ on a pair of casual shoes.

I'm not a fan of loafers either. They look a little old man to me.
post #6 of 12
oh dear
post #7 of 12
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Quadcammer View Post

oh dear

Oh dear :tard:

This is what I might wear to a meeting. I guess I'm just looking for a casual shoe I can do with jeans for a meeting or just for anything really.



I just cant justify spending $300 on that. I make ~50k man. I wear levis. musicboohoo[1].gif
post #8 of 12
a meeting for what?

not a business meeting?
post #9 of 12
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Originally Posted by Quadcammer View Post

a meeting for what?

not a business meeting?

 

He probably means a business meeting. I understand, I do business in LATAM and what he's wearing fits pretty much 95% of the casual business meetings here.

 

OP, that sort of attire gives you many options. You can get away with almost anything, really. Chukkas, brogues, double monks, etc.


Edited by VicEnriq - 3/9/13 at 6:16am
post #10 of 12
Desert boots are fine, though I find that the crepe soles don't help up very well in heavy use

If the Alden is out of you range, might want to try an less expensive welted chukka like the Loake Kempton. ~$215 with VAT excluded

http://www.herringshoes.co.uk/product-info.php?colourid=190&brandid=&catid=20&shoeid=204&sizeid=15&fitid=2
post #11 of 12
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Quadcammer View Post

a meeting for what?

not a business meeting?

Yea, business.

Sometimes I'll just wear jeans and an un-tucked polo.
post #12 of 12
A desert boot probably is too casual for business that calls for a jacket. Also, the location seems to be NJ; therefore, any brand recommended shouldn't be hard to find there. The most versatile type might be a brown blucher with a split-toe or pebble-grain finish. A specific size might help narrow the options.

Edit: If it's a full-time office job, then 2 pairs of shoes will be needed (and sneakers probably are taboo). If so, then the more casual pair could be desert boots and inexpensive.
Edited by mensimageconsultant - 3/11/13 at 11:56am
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