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Does it make me weird if during the autumn and winter I wear chukkas or derbies, and in the summer I prefer loafers?  And that I covet a pair of Chelsea boots to keep my oxfords from getting ruined in poor weather?

That I have many of the above in both suede and leather?

 

In other words, am I the only fucking guy here who will happily wear any and all of the shoes most would consider to be part of a classic shoe wardrobe?

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Originally Posted by colco View Post
 

Does it make me weird if during the autumn and winter I wear chukkas or derbies, and in the summer I prefer loafers?  And that I covet a pair of Chelsea boots to keep my oxfords from getting ruined in poor weather?

That I have many of the above in both suede and leather?

 

In other words, am I the only fucking guy here who will happily wear any and all of the shoes most would consider to be part of a classic shoe wardrobe?

 

Choose a side you wishy-washy!

 

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I am a footwear egalitarian.  

 

Other than not lusting after shell cordovan anything that is :nest:

post #32794 of 37439
Love loafers, chelseas, and chukkas. Love, all three of those is suede even more. With all that being said, I wouldn't wear any of those three with suits. I also would never wear most lace shoes without a suit like a lot of people on this site will do. Lace shoes (except suede or boots) look out of place in a casual outfit IMO.
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Love loafers, chelseas, and chukkas. Love, all three of those is suede even more. With all that being said, I wouldn't wear any of those three with suits. I also would never wear most lace shoes without a suit like a lot of people on this site will do. Lace shoes (except suede or boots) look out of place in a casual outfit IMO.

Even this kind of suit, "off duty" so to speak?

 

 

post #32796 of 37439

Even with Birthday Suit.

post #32797 of 37439

Well, to each there own. I find certain suits to be more casual than certain jacket/odd trouser combos and have no problem wearing loafers with either.  Or Chelsea boots (once I have them) with business suits in crappy weather.

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Well, to each there own. I find certain suits to be more casual than certain jacket/odd trouser combos and have no problem wearing loafers with either.  Or Chelsea boots (once I have them) with business suits in crappy weather.

Always exceptions. I wear loafers with my navy seersucker suit.

Edit: it is also the only suit I would wear without a tie, so I think it ties (no pun intended) into my original comment.
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I wear loafers and chukkas with suits all the time...in both calf and suede.

 

I wear them with mostly casual suits...though on occasion I will wear a suede chukka with a dressier flannel or heavier weight suit. 

 

And as far as cordovan tassel loafers go...you aren't part of the eastern establishment if you don't own a pair that you've had since college. 

 

 

With business suits...I think in most cases loafers are not appropriate. But black and burgundy tassel and penny loafers are frequently seen with suits...and I like this look. It works well. 

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...so I think it ties (no pun intended) into my original comment.

Oh come on. You know full well you intended it!

Ridiculous.

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post #32801 of 37439
Well for one, I don't understand this rules thing? I wear chukas (as in open lacing ankle boot) with suits all the time. I wear this with navy suit when I feel like it



I also wear oxfords with jeans (in suede usually).

But, loafers I would only wear (would as in if someone would give them to me) in suede and with say jeans while sipping wine with chick half my age and telling her how life is suffering.
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And as far as cordovan tassel loafers go...you aren't part of the eastern establishment if you don't own a pair that you've had since college. 

Tassels aren't required. Can just be your typical cord Alden loafer. But I agree with what you are saying
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I think we all agree that it is an eastern establishment look, but the essentialist nature of that comment and whether that is relevant to a discussion on loafers in a wider context is dubious. Some might find the Alden cordovan tassel loafer in a business context as outmoded as the institutions in which it is found.

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Originally Posted by PCK1 View Post
 

I wear loafers and chukkas with suits all the time...in both calf and suede.

 

I wear them with mostly casual suits...though on occasion I will wear a suede chukka with a dressier flannel or heavier weight suit. 

 

And as far as cordovan tassel loafers go...you aren't part of the eastern establishment if you don't own a pair that you've had since college. 

 

 

With business suits...I think in most cases loafers are not appropriate. But black and burgundy tassel and penny loafers are frequently seen with suits...and I like this look. It works well. 

I"ve owned a pair.  I am not "part of the establishment" however.  They don't fit my feet.  Loafers in general are problematic in that regard for me.

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To expand on this a bit. At what point is someone offended enough for it to alter a decision? If you are interviewing someone or doing a deal with someone, are you more turned off by if their shoes are well maintained or the style differs from the occasion?
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