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Loafers or Wingtips?

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post #1 of 8
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Wondering which would pair better with chinos and a bow tie for a dress casual, pre-prom event. If loafers, what kind? If wingtips, how much brogueing should I go for? I'm one of the younger teachers that has a reputation for bold choices, so I'm not looking to play it safe in case that helps give you an idea of my personality. Appreciate any helpful feedback!

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Originally Posted by finyngcnbl View Post
 

Wondering which would pair better with chinos and a bow tie for a dress casual, pre-prom event. If loafers, what kind? If wingtips, how much brogueing should I go for? I'm one of the younger teachers that has a reputation for bold choices, so I'm not looking to play it safe in case that helps give you an idea of my personality. Appreciate any helpful feedback!

 

Are you wearing a jacket?  If you're wearing chinos, I would probably go with loafers of the penny variety...and it pains me to say that because I don't like loafers.

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Are you wearing a jacket?  If you're wearing chinos, I would probably go with loafers of the penny variety...and it pains me to say that because I don't like loafers.

Same - not a personal fan of loafers, but with chinos and a bowtie, it would fit the very preppy/American East Coast traditional choices you are making.

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Same - not a personal fan of loafers, but with chinos and a bowtie, it would fit the very preppy/American East Coast traditional choices you are making.

Is that a bad thing? (Seriously asking)
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Is that a bad thing? (Seriously asking)


Well...it's not a..bad..thing per se but it's more of whether you will blend in or stand out in a bad way.

 

And I personally prefer loafers as I do live in north east and I'm young + hate brogues + hate many loafers too

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Is that a bad thing? (Seriously asking)

Not at all, I just don't prefer them, personally.  But my style would be very different from yours.

post #7 of 8
Another vote for loafers. As a young guy, you'll also wear them more.
post #8 of 8

I also say you should go with the loafers. They're very versatile, so you could dress them up and down. Not to mention, I personally find them more comfortable. If you're feeling particularly ostentatious, I say you go double bow tie and pick a Belgian loafer (a loafer with a bow tie near the toe). 

 

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You can also check out this article about different types of loafers and the varying degrees of formality of each kind. 

http://putthison.com/post/85029427803/the-language-of-penny-loafers-as-the-weather-gets

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