Of course, you'd wear them around and hear "nice dress shoes" a lot.
Like when I wear a SC and dress pants at work and hear "I really like your suit"
Well for working with a lot of rural Illinois clients as I do I think I'll always need to have a bit of country to my attire. Most of my shoes are more classic dress except for one pair of burgundy longwings and it would be nice to have a couple in that rotation.
Definitely something to consider as I don't have any C&J's. Thanks!
The biggest limit to its versatility is that you could really only wear it a few times a month, so it really depends on the state of your wardrobe (if you have the staples down, then yeah, I can see a lot of blue shirt brown trou working well there). Now that other navy jacket on sale at NMWA....that's tasty.
Rudals, this is what a 3 button should look like in terms of fit:
Not sure if it is more versatile (nor is it any less), but it's more complete. Pebble grain blucher with heavy broguing is very country. That it's a boot completes that picture. On just about every outfit where the shoe version is going to look good, the boot is going to look better. Keep it.
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