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post #106 of 135

That outfit up there, is something I wear often - just another tie. 
Monk double straps are my favorite shoes, I have them in both suede and leather, brown and black! 

Awesome! The joy of dressing is an art :)

post #107 of 135
I think I need some suede dub monks in my life. Summer shoes. biggrin.gif
post #108 of 135
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Dub monks is my list :) 

 

Ok, I have no canvas kicks in my closet. I have only running shoes, so I have been poking around. I kind of like these

 

http://www.zappos.com/tretorn-nylite-canvas-white-peacoat-navy-2~2

 

But I also like Vans

 

http://www.zappos.com/vans-lpe-poly-cotton-wild-dove

 

Basically I need a casual canvas shoe for casual outfits. Which shoe do you like, or do you have other suggestions?

post #109 of 135

A perfect answer to a budget canvas shoe, the classic Vans Era sneaker should be in every man's footwear lineup. They come in nearly any color imaginable, but I'd stick to neutral colors like white, black, and gray because some of the other colors look a bit juvenile. 

 

http://www.mrporter.com/en-dk/mens/converse/jack-purcell-signature-canvas-sneakers/662201?ppv=2

http://www.mrporter.com/en-dk/mens/adidas_originals/stan-smith-leather-sneakers/655353?ppv=2

These are two "low budget" options that I have always recommended friends, during stylist sessions. They are easy to keep clean, and they can create a very crisp look for the summer. They can be paired up with everything including blue jeans, black jeans, chinos, shorts etc!

They do however have a bit more sporty look (trainer, hello?) so if you don't like that, I'd definitely opt for the Vans sneaker you linked!

post #110 of 135
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Never been a fan of that Adidas look. I do like Converse - those are a bit vanilla for my taste, I think. What about Chuck Taylors?

 

http://www.zappos.com/product/8636785/color/565035

 

The one thing about this type of shoe for me - the lack of support can give me a fairly quick backache. So I have to be careful about shoes that are too flat. 

post #111 of 135
Those grey vans you posted are perfect. Stylish, classic, never out of fashion. A true casual wardrobe staple.

Also, white kicks don't stay white for long. Better to get them in grey or another darker color.
post #112 of 135
Ideally, tan desert boots would be your go to casual footwear with jeans or chinos. Vans for summer days and shorts.
post #113 of 135
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Originally Posted by Veremund View Post

Those grey vans you posted are perfect. Stylish, classic, never out of fashion. A true casual wardrobe staple.

Also, white kicks don't stay white for long. Better to get them in grey or another darker color.



While I agree with the first point, I think the second point is discussable. I have several white sneakers which still are beautiful, crisp white - its all about how you protect them (By not using them in rain, muddy environment, cleaning etc) and also how often :D 

I'd definitely go for the grey vans aswell, if you are not too much into the more sporty look (the options I linked) as long as you keep them in white or grey!

post #114 of 135
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white kicks don't stay white for long. 

 

In some cases this is considered desirable. The odd case of "dirty white bucks" is an interesting one in which you weren't quite legit unless your bucks were soiled to one degree or another.

post #115 of 135

I am a fan of Chuck Taylors too!

About the support, you can buy insoles. I am not from the US, but I know that its always easy to purchase at Footlocker, Nike stores etc, they give a very nice comfort!

post #116 of 135
Thread Starter 
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 tan desert boots

 

Suggestions? I know absolutely nothing about them. 

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post #118 of 135
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AH! If you had said Chukka first, I would have known. Thanks!

post #119 of 135
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post #120 of 135
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Okay, I have $150 to spend on a pair of double monk straps. Suggestions?

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