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Colco, that is exceptional. Love the choice of a subdued green for the tie. Seersucker often temps people to wear wild ties, but staying sober with them is best IMO.

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Colco, that is exceptional. Love the choice of a subdued green for the tie. Seersucker often temps people to wear wild ties, but staying sober with them is best IMO.
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Colco, that is exceptional. Love the choice of a subdued green for the tie. Seersucker often temps people to wear wild ties, but staying sober with them is best IMO.

Very nice Colco. I second that notion CM. I think that green ties are optimal with seersucker, especially green ties of the forest variety.
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Very nice Colco. I second that notion CM. I think that green ties are optimal with seersucker, especially green ties of the forest variety.

Thank you Newcomer.  I was unsure of the green tie (from Chipp if anyone cares to know)  with the white shirt glad it came off well!

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Colco, that is exceptional. Love the choice of a subdued green for the tie. Seersucker often temps people to wear wild ties, but staying sober with them is best IMO.

Nice pocket square as well! Heading on vacation and will get my seersucker altered when I get back.

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Smooth leather is fine with seersucker. I'd prefer to keep it in a lighter color, but southerners typically wear them with darker shoes.

With seersucker suit, My preferences, in descending order, are my:

1. Bone & white spectators
2. White bucks
3. Walnut/tan loafers or half brougues.

In other words, nothing I would call dark. Mine may be a minority view. But I think once you put on seersucker, trying to "formalize" with dark, conservative footwear is sorta pointless. Like someone ordering a double cheeseburger and fries but getting a Diet Coke because they are watching their weight. I'd rather just "let my freak flag fly."

I do agree with toning things down a bit with a darkish solid tie. So maybe I'm contradicting myself to rationalize my shoe preferences. By the way, the green tie posted above looks great.

Last week I wore seersucker to court on "unopposed motion day." After much deliberation I wore the white bucks. In for a penny in for a pound.😎
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Although I agree with you, I've seen people wear casual dark shoes with seersucker and I thought it was successful. Think black tassel loafers, for instance. It's tough to pull off but you can. Then again, the white trousers/black shoes look is something reasonably common in the south as well. Obviously, as my seersucker fit shows, I chose to go the route you favor regardless.

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With seersucker suit, My preferences, in descending order, are my:

1. Bone & white spectators
2. White bucks
3. Walnut/tan loafers or half brougues.

In other words, nothing I would call dark. Mine may be a minority view. But I think once you put on seersucker, trying to "formalize" with dark, conservative footwear is sorta pointless. Like someone ordering a double cheeseburger and fries but getting a Diet Coke because they are watching their weight. I'd rather just "let my freak flag fly."

I do agree with toning things down a bit with a darkish solid tie. So maybe I'm contradicting myself to rationalize my shoe preferences. By the way, the green tie posted above looks great.

Last week I wore seersucker to court on "unopposed motion day." After much deliberation I wore the white bucks. In for a penny in for a pound.😎

I'm reluctant to buy shoes exclusively for wear with seersucker. Walnut Strands currently in for re-crafting (likely up on lift now getting tires rotated and fluids checked).

post #369 of 474
I am going to wear my seersucker suit with No. 8 tasseks.

I am not a big fan of "traditional" white bucks. I can find that they quickly become fuddy-duddy-ish or costumey (which is a risk inherent with seersucker). I don't think there is any issue with No. 8 tasseks, matching belt (really, braces would be preferable - I find that the biggest issue is the belt when it comes to seersucker), white shirt and a navy tie.



On the other hand, I love these derbies from St. Crispin.

With respect to light colors, dark shoes in the south, I think the reason for this is pretty simple (at least in my view). Light colors in the south are not as inherently informal as the north. It is hotter than hades, and light colors can really make the summer palatable. Also, when the sun is beaming down, light colors just look better. There is something jarring about a solid navy suit in the middle of a Louisiana summer.
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regarding shoes, wore these:

post #371 of 474
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With respect to light colors, dark shoes in the south, I think the reason for this is pretty simple (at least in my view). Light colors in the south are not as inherently informal as the north.

 

This is a very good point. Contextually speaking this would account for what seems like an incongruity to outsiders.

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Just picked up these Barrie Ltd white bucks from eBay.  I have three pairs of white shoes now.  Bluchers, wingtip oxfords and tassel loafers.

 

 

 

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Wait, you have white tassel loafers? Why have I never seen you wear these???

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Wait, you have white tassel loafers? Why have I never seen you wear these???

 

By Allen Edmonds.

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You are a god.

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