Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe) - Page 1217

post #18241 of 37536

+1

Black shoes are great with suits. I can't say the same for odd jackets/pants. 

post #18242 of 37536
Hey guys. Pretty much all of my shoes would be considered sleeker and should be worn with suits. So I guess when I wear an odd jacket and pants, I am not doing it right! For non-suit, casual outfits, what do you think about these offerings from Panta? I like the chunkiness of these Budays and am thinking they could work well with a more casual outfit. I don't currently own anything suede, so that's a high priority right now and the whiskey shell is just awesome . Thoughts? Thanks.


post #18243 of 37536

Those both look great.  Suede in a balmoral/oxford makeup is versatile; I think it works with suits and with less formal attire, whereas the suede Buday is very country.  Were it me, I might get a suede balmoral like a Crockett and Jones Westminster and grab those calf leather Budays. 

post #18244 of 37536
Thread Starter 

Whiskey shell is beautiful, but I'd say get the suede in something a little sleeker to increase its versatility (as the suede already brings a nice casual factor into the equation).

post #18245 of 37536
I definitely have more brown shoes than black shoes, probably 4 to 1, but there is no question that for the ensembles where I wear the black shoes, brown would have been a poor choice.
post #18246 of 37536
Thread Starter 

I think this is generally true. There are plenty of outfits where wearing black instead of brown would have been sub-optimal, but few where they would actually be bad. However, the reverse isn't true. Often, when black is the optimal choice of shoe color, brown wouldn't have just been sub-optimal, it would be downright poor.

 

Which is probably why (most) everyone's first shoe should be black. Though if you can anticipate what you'll be wearing well enough, and you're confident you'll never be in an outfit which calls for black, I suppose a brown balmoral is a good first shoe as well.

 

More often than not, though, I'd say black.

post #18247 of 37536
Hmm, I think it depends on your general style, but I would still say a brown shoe would be a better first purchase than black. Although your "(most)" would imply that you agree with that. Scratch that. You really should buy one of each to start with.

I also think there are definitely fits where a black shoe instead of a brown would be poor.
post #18248 of 37536
Thread Starter 
But you only have one! My one would definitely be brown. But I know what I wear.
post #18249 of 37536
Quote:
Originally Posted by macjedi View Post

This is kind of a bump, as I'm having a really hard time with this. I need some ideas for a tie pairing to go with this jacket. Any ideas?

A linen or shantung's been thrown out as a possibility, but I'm not sure about color or pattern regardless of the fabric. Thanks!!
Quote:
Originally Posted by macjedi View Post

Hi Gents! Looking for recommendations to go with this…



Thanks!!

 

In addition to what others have recommended, I think that fawn flannel or (dreaded) navy trousers would work. Light blue oxford or similar shirt. Cashmere/wool (including challis)/knit tie in warm brown, blue, or green.

post #18250 of 37536
Quote:
Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

Hmm, I think it depends on your general style, but I would still say a brown shoe would be a better first purchase than black. Although your "(most)" would imply that you agree with that. Scratch that. You really should buy one of each to start with.

I also think there are definitely fits where a black shoe instead of a brown would be poor.

Wouldn't one black and one brown shoe look really odd? rimshot.gif
post #18251 of 37536

What's the general consensus for JCrew sportcoat? Comparable to Suit Supply? 

 

Here's the jacket in question: 

 

https://www.jcrew.com/mens_category/sportcoatsandvests/Ludlowhalflinedsportcoats/PRDOVR~A9723/A9723.jsp?isSaleItem=true&color_name=Heather-Blueberry&srcCode=GGBS00006_99103500343&isSaleItem=true&sisearchengine=197&siproduct=A9723&noPopUp=true&source=googlePLA&gclid=CK-G7pbZtMMCFS0Q7Aod6mQApQ

 

For about $110, this is as good as it gets in terms of price to value? Typical office wear include various shades of blue shirts and various shades of gray pants.  

post #18252 of 37536

Wearing black shoes today (for the first time in several weeks :hide:)

 

post #18253 of 37536
I appreciate the feedback guys. In terms of brown suede, I'll check out some more versatile options. I'd been pondering a suede double monk and even a plain chukka boot as well.
Quote:
Originally Posted by heldentenor View Post

Those both look great.  Suede in a balmoral/oxford makeup is versatile; I think it works with suits and with less formal attire, whereas the suede Buday is very country.  Were it me, I might get a suede balmoral like a Crockett and Jones Westminster and grab those calf leather Budays. 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

Whiskey shell is beautiful, but I'd say get the suede in something a little sleeker to increase its versatility (as the suede already brings a nice casual factor into the equation).

I have one pair of black captoes that haven't been worn more than once in the past year. I really think they're there solely for funerals or interviews. In any business dress occasion where black may be considered, I have always opted for burgundy in its place.
Quote:
Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

I definitely have more brown shoes than black shoes, probably 4 to 1, but there is no question that for the ensembles where I wear the black shoes, brown would have been a poor choice.
post #18254 of 37536
Quote:
Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

But you only have one! My one would definitely be brown. But I know what I wear.

I meant as a rough ratio. I have 3 pairs of black shoes, and I think about 7 pairs of brown and 1 burgundy. I wear the black shoes a handful of time a year at most. Well, besides every Shabbos that is.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pingson View Post

Wouldn't one black and one brown shoe look really odd? rimshot.gif


And therein lies the beauty.
post #18255 of 37536
Quote:
Originally Posted by steveoly View Post

I appreciate the feedback guys. In terms of brown suede, I'll check out some more versatile options. I'd been pondering a suede double monk and even a plain chukka boot as well.

I have one pair of black captoes that haven't been worn more than once in the past year. I really think they're there solely for funerals or interviews. In any business dress occasion where black may be considered, I have always opted for burgundy in its place.

 

I like suede chukkas with casual jacket fits.  Medallion cap toe suede balmorals work really well as well.  I've never gotten into suede wingtips as they look too busy to my eye.  I also seem to have an odd aversion to suede bluchers for dress situations for the same reason, but I think that is my own personal quirk.  As for color, I recommend getting both a snuff suede and a dark brown suede option. 

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Good Natured Advice Thread (improving a business wardrobe)