Originally Posted by wearit
Wow. I should have really scanned the forums before hand. I would have realized that everyone on here is partial to AE shoes and thats pretty much it (which I own a pair of and love as well). Would have saved me the trouble. Thanks for responding though.
It's not about brand. This board prefers two things: classic styles, and quality. Allen Edmonds has mostly classic styles, and offers pretty much the cheapest truly high quality shoe around, so you hear them mentioned a lot.
Your shoes are lower quality, but they're hardly the worst they could be. But the main thing you're catching flack for is that they're not a classic style. Not the worst thing ever posted here, but they have kind of a sleezy eurotrash vibe to them. They're too slick for jeans, and they're too casual and fashiony for a suit. They exist in an odd, fashiony nowhere land of formality. Too sleek for casual use, too casual for a slick suit.
Toss 'em and buy some classic penny loafers or boat shoes for wearing with jeans instead. Get something with laces for the suit. Oh, and never wear black shoes with jeans, unless you're wearing black jeans.