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post #31 of 40
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Usually a whole cut is a later addition after you have gotten some basics like a cap toe. That said, the color is great. I would wear them with a suit or even nice slacks and jacket. probably not more casual than that.

Of course, if you get a more casual shoe, you won't want to wear them with a suit.

I would do them with navy, charcoal or mid grey.

Enjoy. Post a pic of them in action!

Right, I understand so a pair of black toe caps would be a better first shoe? If anyone could post a better pair of shoes to start my wardrobe off I would greatly appreciate it, my budget for shoes is not limited yet I would not like to spend more than £6-700 on any given pair.

I have allowed myself 20,000 to start off but that includes suits, ties, slacks, pocket squares a watch or two plus everything else and I guess my aim is to find the best quality for the most reasonable price.

Thanks in advance
post #32 of 40
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Right, I understand so a pair of black toe caps would be a better first shoe? If anyone could post a better pair of shoes to start my wardrobe off I would greatly appreciate it, my budget for shoes is not limited yet I would not like to spend more than £6-700 on any given pair.

I have allowed myself 20,000 to start off but that includes suits, ties, slacks, pocket squares a watch or two plus everything else and I guess my aim is to find the best quality for the most reasonable price.

Thanks in advance

Then you would probably be better to allow for two pairs of shoes in your budget instead of just the one pair. Shoes tend to fair much better if you allow them at least a day of rest (drying out) before wearing them again. Make sure you get the appropriate shoe trees.

post #33 of 40
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Originally Posted by dddrees View Post
 

Then you would probably be better to allow for two pairs of shoes in your budget instead of just the one pair. Shoes tend to fair much better if you allow them at least a day of rest (drying out) before wearing them again. Make sure you get the appropriate shoe trees.

 


Agreed - for someone who plans to wear a suit everyday (I'll decline comment on that choice) two pairs are vastly better than one.  For GBP 700 ~ US$ 1,100 you could get, say, a pair of Vass and a pair of Carmina.  Which is nothing to sneeze at.  Much better than putting that all into one shoe and wearing it to death.

post #34 of 40
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Ah thanks, seems I have made a decent choice for my first pair of respectable shoes. Out of curiosity what colour suit would these go best with? Navy?

I like the color very much and think they would look great with a navy suit.
post #35 of 40
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Originally Posted by Eddy9592 View Post



Right, I understand so a pair of black toe caps would be a better first shoe? If anyone could post a better pair of shoes to start my wardrobe off I would greatly appreciate it, my budget for shoes is not limited yet I would not like to spend more than £6-700 on any given pair.

I have allowed myself 20,000 to start off but that includes suits, ties, slacks, pocket squares a watch or two plus everything else and I guess my aim is to find the best quality for the most reasonable price.

Thanks in advance

That 's a lot of cash for someone just starting out. I'd get maybe five or six pair to start, black, brown, burgandy and walnut, maybe one Derby. You're on the right path, however. One thing I would do if starting over would be buying quality shoes at a younger age. Take care of them, they'll last longer and be cheaper in the long run.
post #36 of 40
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Right thanks guys, a lot of helpful information and it doesn't seem people are keen on the suit everyday idea. I only mean working days plus events and occasions I guess, I think I might go for 3-4 pairs of good quality shoes to start, don't really know the price of a good quality suit yet, I guess I've picked up around £1k is good. I have seen some sites like asuittofit etc that offer them at around 6-700 but I don't know seems like a dodgy site any advice?

And where's a good place to find good quality shirts
post #37 of 40

Nothing wrong with wearing a suit every day if suits are a normal part of your work environment.  Choosing to wear a suit every day regardless of the occasion or circumstance just to make a stand against what you perceive to be the poor standards of your contemporaries doesn't make much sense to me.  Dressing well means dressing appropriately.  And dressing appropriately means wearing the right outfit for the occasion.  Shorts and sandals at a law office are just as inappropriate as a business suit at a beach barbeque.  And if you are the only guy at your place of work wearing a suit - and doing so every day no less - you may want to grab a clue.

 

At our office, suits are the rule save for business casual on Fridays and throughout the summer months (except where required for specific work events).  I remember a recent 3-day conference at a resort where the memo went out specifying the dress as casual.  Not business casual - just casual.  One of our new members chose to wear a suit and tie the entire time.  He was the only one.  He looked very sharp indeed.  He also looked like a vain and clueless goof.

post #38 of 40
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Nothing wrong with wearing a suit every day if suits are a normal part of your work environment.  Choosing to wear a suit every day regardless of the occasion or circumstance just to make a stand against what you perceive to be the poor standards of your contemporaries doesn't make much sense to me.  Dressing well means dressing appropriately.  And dressing appropriately means wearing the right outfit for the occasion.  Shorts and sandals at a law office are just as inappropriate as a business suit at a beach barbeque.  And if you are the only guy at your place of work wearing a suit - and doing so every day no less - you may want to grab a clue.

At our office, suits are the rule save for business casual on Fridays and throughout the summer months (except where required for specific work events).  I remember a recent 3-day conference at a resort where the memo went out specifying the dress as casual.  Not business casual - just casual.  One of our new members chose to wear a suit and tie the entire time.  He was the only one.  He looked very sharp indeed.  He also looked like a vain and clueless goof.

Point taken, so when it comes to casual smart, chinos with a blazer or sport jacket with a polo shirt? What sort of shoes would go best with this outfit?
post #39 of 40
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Point taken, so when it comes to casual smart, chinos with a blazer or sport jacket with a polo shirt? What sort of shoes would go best with this outfit

Figure out what you want to wear. Tailored jacket, wool trousers, and shirt, with or without tie? Chinos and polo shirts? Figure out what level of formality you're aiming at, and then figure out what shoe styles are roughly compatible with that, in a range.

 

I typically wear a tailored jacket, cotton trousers or jeans, and occasionally a tie -- so brown shoes, in relatively less formal styles, but not true casual shoes. In rotation with that kind of clothing, I have two pairs of brogued oxfords, chelsea boots, a few pairs of loafers, and some sleek PTBs, all in shades of brown. I'd like to add some suede shoes and some monkstraps (possibly killing two birds with one stone by getting a suede monk).

post #40 of 40
I think they are beautiful!!


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