1 are Allen Edmonds Flatirons only for suits?
2 what's your opinion on these shoes:
The comment was ill-informed. You should wear it a third of the way down your tie. Which it sounds like you did.
Alternatively, don't wear one. They're a little tacky, but I appreciate necessary from time to time - e.g. if you have some ties that are too short to tuck when tied in the knot you want, or on a windy day.
Sorry I've been posting so much, I'm just shopping around and have a ton of questions. I'll make this my last for a while.
Are the Allen Edmonds Benton shoes mainly for suits? Would they be appropriate for chinos/jeans AND suits?
Thank you so much,
What I really meant was, will these go well with chinos and/or trousers/dress pants. Sorry for the confusion.
Thank you for your well thought out response!
Just for your information, though:
When there are major clients coming, we wear suits. On typical days, most people get away with chinos/dress pants/collared shirts/nice shoes, although some still wear suits.
Michael, scroll back a few: I think what he means is "would the specific shoes he mentioned work with chinos and a shirt and tie".
But I agree: shirt and tie with no jacket says refrigerator salesman to me. Either wear a suit/jacket and tie, or don't wear a tie at all. If "casual" is the office look, then a nice shirt - maybe a button down - chinos, the shoes in question, and a jacket - even if only worn when arriving and leaving - is a nice laid back look for a gentleman.