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Ask A Question, Get An Answer... - Post All Quick Questions Here (Classic menswear) - Page 2014post #30196 of 333033/9/15 at 2:18ampost #30197 of 333033/9/15 at 8:39ampost #30198 of 333033/9/15 at 8:55ampost #30199 of 333033/9/15 at 9:02am
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 333033/9/15 at 12:38pmpost #30201 of 333033/9/15 at 12:43pmQuote:
Soooo many choices. In short, yes those both would be fine. There are also a lot of different options available.post #30202 of 333033/9/15 at 12:46pmQuote:
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.Quote: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 333033/9/15 at 12:53pmpost #30204 of 333033/9/15 at 12:56pmpost #30205 of 333033/9/15 at 1:02pmpost #30206 of 333033/9/15 at 1:29pmpost #30207 of 333033/9/15 at 1:30pmQuote: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 333033/9/15 at 1:33pmpost #30209 of 333033/9/15 at 1:34pmA 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 333033/9/15 at 1:39pmQuote:
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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