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I would imagine it makes weight fluctuations less painless as well: if the pants fit well while the adjusters are "centered," then you'd be able to tighten or loosen without needing alterations. I don't own any pants with side adjusters, so maybe I'm wrong on this.

 

 

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What are the advantages of side tabs on trousers compared to belt loops?

I have always had belt loops but side tabs look good in pictures. Just not sure if I will feel comfortable wearing trousers without a belt?

Personally I dislike belts as I'm quite short and they almost always cut the visual alignment in half when I opt for it to match my shoes. Since your pants should always stay up without a belt anyway you shouldn't feel uncomfortable wearing them without. It also cuts my clothing budget a bit since some belts can be expensive and doesn't last as long as you'd think...also I won't have to worry about the tone not matching my shoes when I wear some funky ones (ex. Blue brogue with navy trousers) 

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Shibumi too.

Conrad Wu, Viola Milano, Marinella, Calabrese, Tie Your Tie, Cappelli as well
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Hello everyone, just a quick question, please do not be to harsh...

 

I want to buy a business casual shoe to wear to my part time job in an office (Aegon). I would probably wear it most often with a dark blue suit, but it would help if the shoe could be worn with other colours as well.

 

I saw this shoe (again, please don't be too harsh): http://www2.hm.com/hu_hu/productpage.0346325001.html 

 

Can this be worn with a dark blue suit to an office?

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I'd go for something darker.

 

Dark brown suede chelseas or chukkas would be my recommendation, can be worn with jeans, quite versatile, doesn't show stains easily or require much maintenance, etc.

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Hello everyone, just a quick question, please do not be to harsh...

I want to buy a business casual shoe to wear to my part time job in an office (Aegon). I would probably wear it most often with a dark blue suit, but it would help if the shoe could be worn with other colours as well.

I saw this shoe (again, please don't be too harsh): http://www2.hm.com/hu_hu/productpage.0346325001.html 

Can this be worn with a dark blue suit to an office?

Suede is inherently casual, but that shoe is closed-laced which brings it back up the formal scale. I personally wouldn't wear it, but I can't imagine too many people will notice or disapprove.
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Posted this in the tailor's thread, but no response I guess.

Please excuse both the lighting and the fact that I don't have a picture from the back. This is a recent suit I got from Knot Standard and I don't know but I feel like a bit like an old man in it vs. it actually elongating me and being trim, etc.


I really hope I'm just imagining things but I think perhaps the waist and/or chest could be take in a bit more. Thoughts?

P.S. Ignore the shirt not showing under the left sleeve, it's due to the watch.

Thank you for all your help in advance and if this is insufficient I'll gladly take more pics and resubmit.



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I'd go for something darker.

 

Dark brown suede chelseas or chukkas would be my recommendation, can be worn with jeans, quite versatile, doesn't show stains easily or require much maintenance, etc.

 

 

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Suede is inherently casual, but that shoe is closed-laced which brings it back up the formal scale. I personally wouldn't wear it, but I can't imagine too many people will notice or disapprove.

 

 

Thanks a lot for the answer, could you perhaps tell me what colour/material suit or trousers would go well with this shoe?

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Thanks a lot for the answer, could you perhaps tell me what colour/material suit or trousers would go well with this shoe?

Light-to-medium gray, with or without a pattern.

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I want to buy a business casual shoe [...] I would probably wear it most often with a dark blue suit
I'm a little confused.

A dark blue suit isn't business casual. So why try pairing a business casual shoe with it?

If you want shoes to wear mostly with a suit, then buy shoes which are highly compatible with a suit.

If you also want shoes which can be worn when you're dressed more casually, then buy a second pair of shoes, more casual than the first.

Ultimately, one is almost always far better off not buying "one pair does all" shoes. In the same sense that Shimmer may work both as a dessert topping and as a floor wax, but one would be better off simply buying two separate products to fill these two roles.
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Originally Posted by 12345Michael54321 View Post


I'm a little confused.

A dark blue suit isn't business casual. So why try pairing a business casual shoe with it?

If you want shoes to wear mostly with a suit, then buy shoes which are highly compatible with a suit.

If you also want shoes which can be worn when you're dressed more casually, then buy a second pair of shoes, more casual than the first.

Ultimately, one is almost always far better off not buying "one pair does all" shoes. In the same sense that Shimmer may work both as a dessert topping and as a floor wax, but one would be better off simply buying two separate products to fill these two roles.

 

Sorry, I'll clarify.

 

I already have a decent pair of black shoes to go with my dark blue suit. But I want something more casual, so I am thinking of buying the aforementioned shoe and probably a gray suit to go with it. I'm leaning towards getting a brown pair of shoes, because I already have a black pair. In any case, thanks for your help.

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Originally Posted by tamasisn View Post

Sorry, I'll clarify.

I already have a decent pair of black shoes to go with my dark blue suit. But I want something more casual, so I am thinking of buying the aforementioned shoe and probably a gray suit to go with it. I'm leaning towards getting a brown pair of shoes, because I already have a black pair. In any case, thanks for your help.

Good clarification but I think the point still stands that mid or dark brown calfskin will be a better choice than suede
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Good clarification but I think the point still stands that mid or dark brown calfskin will be a better choice than suede

 

So in this case, the first shoe here would be a better choice out of the two (as far as having an alternative to a black shoe, and which can also be worn with more types of suits)?

 

first: http://www.zara.com/hu/en/man/shoes/shoes/oxford-shoes-with-toe-cap-detail-c358060p3153502.html

 

second: http://www2.hm.com/hu_hu/productpage.0346325001.html

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Good clarification but I think the point still stands that mid or dark brown calfskin will be a better choice than suede

 

It's a better choice in the strictest sense of what is "optimal", but sometimes people don't have the wardrobe or budget to have many items. In any case, many members who DO own many shoes, still wear suede chelseas or chukkas with suits occasionally. Especially if he already has formal black shoes, then it's perfectly fine to have a pair for more casual days.

 

Well, imo anyway. Brown calf chukkas or something like suede single monks would also be viable choices, but when someone specifically wants something that goes well with more casual clothes too, I don't think dark suede or boots that are relatively simple in design is a bad idea.

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Originally Posted by tamasisn View Post
 

 

Sorry, I'll clarify.

 

I already have a decent pair of black shoes to go with my dark blue suit. But I want something more casual, so I am thinking of buying the aforementioned shoe and probably a gray suit to go with it. I'm leaning towards getting a brown pair of shoes, because I already have a black pair. In any case, thanks for your help.

 

 

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Originally Posted by Isolation View Post
 

 

It's a better choice in the strictest sense of what is "optimal", but sometimes people don't have the wardrobe or budget to have many items. In any case, many members who DO own many shoes, still wear suede chelseas or chukkas with suits occasionally. Especially if he already has formal black shoes, then it's perfectly fine to have a pair for more casual days.

 

Well, imo anyway. Brown calf chukkas or something like suede single monks would also be viable choices, but when someone specifically wants something that goes well with more casual clothes too, I don't think dark suede or boots that are relatively simple in design is a bad idea.

I'd say it's perfectly fine as long as you have other elements on point... plus the fact that if there's one leather you can sorta skimp on it's gotta be suede, so you won't have to break the bank when buying on  abudget:)

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