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post #30196 of 33197
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Originally Posted by jcpeterson View Post

I need to buy a pair of black cap toe Oxford shoes. The budget is 500$ cap but would like to spend less. Looked at Meermin, Carmona, Allen Edmonds, and J. Fitzpatrick. Would need them by April 8.

Peal & Co?
post #30197 of 33197
Can I wear linen trousers with a wool navy blazer?
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I think so, although generally a softer constructed blazer, something like fresco/hopsack or other open weave would be more suited.

post #30199 of 33197
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Originally Posted by clarksdb View Post

Can I wear linen trousers with a wool navy blazer?
Sure.

Oh, I could tell you that it depends on the linen trousers, and on the wool blazer, and ask to see pictures of both, and then point out that it depends on the situation and circumstances.

And all of that might be valid.

But the general answer is that there's no inherent reason why one can't wear linen trousers with a navy wool blazer.
post #30200 of 33197
hi
i'm looking for versatile shoes that can be worn casually with chinos and a casual shirt
and also with a jacket and tie and smarter trousers. Does such a shoe exist?
Maybe penny loafers? Or suede oxford shoes?
post #30201 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Slh View Post

hi
i'm looking for versatile shoes that can be worn casually with chinos and a casual shirt
and also with a jacket and tie and smarter trousers. Does such a shoe exist?
Maybe penny loafers? Or suede oxford shoes?

 

Soooo many choices. In short, yes those both would be fine. There are also a lot of different options available.

post #30202 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Slh View Post

i'm looking for versatile shoes that can be worn casually with chinos and a casual shirt and also with a jacket and tie and smarter trousers. Does such a shoe exist? Maybe penny loafers?

A nice pair of penny loafers would be my suggestion, yup.

'Course, lots of people just have a hate on for penny loafers. But assuming you don't - and since you mention them as a possibility, I'm guessing you're pretty much okay with them - that'd definitely be one solid way to go.
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Or suede oxford shoes?

I don't hate suede, but suede shoes, generally speaking, tend to be less versatile (in various ways) than leather shoes.

post #30203 of 33197
yes i think the penny loafer would be a nice option. I was thinking about medium/dark brown.
Also better with leather soles than rubber soles, correct?
post #30204 of 33197

Leather soles are usually replaceable. The advantage is that you can choose to get them resoled when they wear out and, theoretically, they last longer. Some manufacturers will also give you the option of having rubber sewn to the leather soles for more tractions and protection.

post #30205 of 33197

Go with chukkas imo.

post #30206 of 33197

are there shoe trees that are better for low profile shoes (see this an example: 

MARRONE

I find that the allen edmonds trees are too full and end up changing the shape of the profile.  any ideas?

post #30207 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post

Leather soles are usually replaceable. The advantage is that you can choose to get them resoled when they wear out and, theoretically, they last longer.
Also, since he's talking about penny loafers, it's worth keeping in mind that penny loafers are somewhat informal shoes to begin with. And rubber soles - as opposed to leather - tend to reduce formality even more. Which could, perhaps, leave them a little too informal for the aforementioned jacket and tie and smart trousers.

Plus, penny loafers have leather soles. I mean, rubber soled penny loafers? That's like a tuxedo with suede patches one the elbows. (And nobody be a smart buttocks and offer up a picture of some pop culture icon wearing a tuxedo with suede patches on the elbows.)
post #30208 of 33197
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Originally Posted by mosy View Post

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You fit a human foot into those shoes? smile.gif

(Then again, I wear size 13EE shoes. Sleek and low profile only when compared to Sasquatch's footwear.)
post #30209 of 33197
A reduction in formality is not the concern. Plenty of cheap oxfords come with rubber soles. The concern is durability. Rubber soles are usually glued on rather than welted, they leave scuff marks, and they look back IMO. Rubber panels sewn on to leather soles are a different matter entirely. They are for purposes of protection and traction only.
post #30210 of 33197
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Originally Posted by Slh View Post

hi
i'm looking for versatile shoes that can be worn casually with chinos and a casual shirt
and also with a jacket and tie and smarter trousers. Does such a shoe exist?
Maybe penny loafers? Or suede oxford shoes?

Penny loafers are just so "standard" IMO. To me, they are for college kids.
If you are a college kid, then it will work.
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