Originally Posted by Caustic Man
I guess I just don't know what to make of them. I mean, loafers are casual to begin with, boat shoes even more so. Why an in-between for the two? I personally don't have a use for them, but that doesn't mean they are useless, of course!
Yeah, they fit my rotation really well for my warm weather months. I wear them on the weekends with shorts and no-show socks. I wear them to work with chinos on bad weather days, and they look a tad more "professional" than a standard boat shoe. Of course, the use of the word professional here is coming from a work environment similar to what you would find in Silicone Valley, so I'm certainly out dressing most colleagues. In a similar way of thinking, these just strike me as a small notch higher, and a subtle way of demonstrating that I didn't just run down to the local department store and grab a pair of Sperry's like everyone else. Not that there is anything wrong with that at all, of course, if they are the preference.