or Connect
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Ask A Question, Get An Answer... - Post All Quick Questions Here (Classic menswear)
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Ask A Question, Get An Answer... - Post All Quick Questions Here (Classic menswear) - Page 2183

post #32731 of 33315

My thoughts:

 

Either tassel loafers or penny loafers would go with anything from jeans up to wool slacks and a sportcoat.  Very few people on this site would recommend wearing loafers with a suit, although some people wear tassel loafers with a suit to non-business occasions, such as dressy restaurants or outdoor weddings in the summer.

 

Tassel loafers are classic, but they are a bit of an "older" look than penny loafers.  I'm an attorney, and a lot of lawyers in the senior/partner/supervisory ranks wear tassel loafers.  I see penny loafers on younger men far more often.  That shouldn't keep you from wearing tassels if you like them, but I think they read as a bit dressier.  I think that wearing tassel loafers with jeans or loafers "dresses them up" a bit more than a penny loafer would.  Compared to penny loafers, they might be slightly better for business casual offices, slightly more at home in nice hotels and restaurants.  Double monk straps are very fashiony; they're a lot of look.  Very stylish, but I think that might be a bit flashy for a routine day at the office -- they're more of a date night shoe.

 

If your priority is versatility, for example if you have a small shoe collection, stick to calfskin in brown or burgundy.  Black looks great at night, but it sometimes looks out of place with jeans and khakis, and is a more formal color, and the combination of formal color and casual shoe style can make it difficult to wear.  There's a place for black loafers, but I would suggest holding off until you have your other bases covered.

 

Tan or walnut-colored loafers have a bit of the opposite problem -- they are very casual.  They look great with jeans and khakis, and they're a great color to wear without socks and maybe eve with shorts in the summer, but they usually look out of place with sportcoats and slacks, and seem incongruous in the winter.

 

Brown is the most versatile; there are virtually no occasions on which it is inappropriate, except very formal occasions, but you wouldn't wear loafers to those occasions anyway.  Burgundy is essentially similar.  Many people believe that burgundy looks far better on more expensive shoes, and particularly in shell cordovan, than it does in less expensive calfkin (whereas black is black).  Oxblood, which is a little brighter than burgundy, is a bit flashier/more stylish, and a bit less formal.

 

If you already have a few pairs of brown shoes, I would try burgundy tassel or penny loafers, especially if you have some money to invest in a nice pair.

 

Quote:

Originally Posted by estranged View Post
 

 

Oh of course, they all weren't even tassel loafers! But thanks for overview. I am 26, working in Big 4, but our dress code is quite relaxed, some of my colleagues are coming with blue jeans and t-shirts (it's IT department). Still I want to do better than that.

 

Now by versatile I mean, I want to use loafer with many different outfits - from business casual at work, to going with jeans to a date. The dark brown tassel loafter looks quite formal to me, i assume i wouln't be able to pull that off with light blue jeans? There also burgundi loafter, but not sure I really like burgundi, it feels like a really aggressive color.

 

I think yes haha! My perception changes really fast on what I like tbh. I couldn't stand boat shoes, and now I got Sperry top-siders and lovin' them. 

 

That said, I still prefer other shoes to loafers. For example based on looks alone, I enjoy these shoes much more:

But I assume they are much less versatile, if I choose to wear them with jeans or more casual outfit.. But still, I am finally okay to buy loafers.

post #32732 of 33315
I'd agree that burgundy is the most versatile color. It goes great with blue or grey.
post #32733 of 33315
Those seem to be about the same (if not the same) as my shell AE Grayson's. I myself find them to be quite versatile and one of my go to casual shoes...


post #32734 of 33315
Quote:
Originally Posted by BespokeBrooklyn View Post
 

 

Thank you for tips! I think I'll go with a burgundi loafers, need to think still if penny or tassel. My current collection is very 'weak', I just bought my first pair of shoes (quite large discount, Magnanni):

I know it's probably not considered the best first shoe, but I like it. Now I want to get this:

And a I guess a loafer.

 

Just trying to build a versatile shoe wardrobe.

Quote:
Originally Posted by justonemore View Post

Those seem to be about the same (if not the same) as my AE Grayson's in #8 shell. I myself find them to be quite versatile and one of my go to casual shoes...


Cool, is this burgundi, right?

 

 

Additionally, just grabbed the Blazer from Suitsupply. It's my first blazer, and I know I navy is recommended color, but I really liked this one after looking for 3 hours haha. I didn't need any tailoring so I consider it's lucky purchase. What do you think about the fit (ignore the shirt and shoes)?

 

post #32735 of 33315
Sorry, but that blazer looks two sizes too small.
post #32736 of 33315
Quote:
Originally Posted by Joenobody0 View Post

Sorry, but that blazer looks two sizes too small.


Fully agree....

post #32737 of 33315
Quote:
Originally Posted by Joenobody0 View Post

Sorry, but that blazer looks two sizes too small.

You really think so? There is a slight pull when I make a button on, and sleeves seem fine, shoulder seem also fine.. Is it supposed to be very lose or..? Another pic:

 

 

post #32738 of 33315
It's too small, but it's your call. I think it looks terrible. Men's clothes aren't supposed to fit like that.

I'm not some grandpa in sack suits either. I like a slim fit, but that's comical.
post #32739 of 33315
Question about boot sizing... I plan to buy Chippewa service boots, do I go half or a full size down? I went half a size down with my Timberland boots and there's still room at the toe with minor heel slippage.

However for the Chippewa boots I heard their best worn with an insole since their uncomfortable so not to go too low with the sizing since the insole and socks will take up space?
post #32740 of 33315
Quote:
Originally Posted by Joenobody0 View Post

It's too small, but it's your call. I think it looks terrible. Men's clothes aren't supposed to fit like that.

I'm not some grandpa in sack suits either. I like a slim fit, but that's comical.

I can also get a size bigger, this is not problem, but I personally don't understand how come it looks comical?

 

It's not tight over the waist, but I feel it touching the waste, it has good sleeve length, and shoulders are quite comfortable. You mean it should be less tight on the waste?

 

Strange that guys at Suitsupply say it looks great and you say it looks comical. Do they have no clue what going on then..

post #32741 of 33315
Quote:
Originally Posted by estranged View Post

I can also get a size bigger, this is not problem, but I personally don't understand how come it looks comical?

It's not tight over the waist, but I feel it touching the waste, it has good sleeve length, and shoulders are quite comfortable. You mean it should be less tight on the waste?

Strange that guys at Suitsupply say it looks great and you say it looks comical. Do they have no clue what going on then..

I love suit supply, they're cheap and the natural shoulder is pretty good. My current favorite suit is a SuSu Havana. The two things that look terrible on that jacket, besides the too-tight:
1) It's the length of a woman's jacket
2) the button point is practically at nipple level.

Even if you like the too-tight look, that jacket is way short and the button point is way off. It makes the wearer look hippy like a woman. It's an incredibly unflattering look.

Most people working outside of high end specialty men's shops don't know what they're talking about. You really need to know what works for you and then force that on whoever helps you. Don't get discouraged though. I have a whole closet full of stuff I bought before I knew what's up.
post #32742 of 33315
Quote:
Originally Posted by Joenobody0 View Post


I love suit supply, they're cheap and the natural shoulder is pretty good. My current favorite suit is a SuSu Havana. The two things that look terrible on that jacket, besides the too-tight:
1) It's the length of a woman's jacket
2) the button point is practically at nipple level.

Even if you like the too-tight look, that jacket is way short and the button point is way off. It makes the wearer look hippy like a woman. It's an incredibly unflattering look.

Most people working outside of high end specialty men's shops don't know what they're talking about. You really need to know what works for you and then force that on whoever helps you. Don't get discouraged though. I have a whole closet full of stuff I bought before I knew what's up.

Hmm, maybe you're indeed right, I have to take a 2nd look now. I think I need 1 size bigger jacket. Then I need to tailor the sleeve length I guess..?

 

However, I think it depends a lot on how high I wear my pants, doesn't it? I usually wear them little low (on the waist) and maybe that's why suit looks short. I am now comparing my suit length with pictures on the internet, and honestly don't see much difference in regards to distance between my hands and jacket end.

 

So to summarize, you think +1 size would be about right?

post #32743 of 33315
Arms are different lengths. I wouldn't use that to judge. If you can swing it, it's always a good idea to buy two sizes and then check them out a couple times at your leasure. Takes pictures of both and post them up. I'd say either at least plus 1, or a different cut/brand.
post #32744 of 33315
Quote:
Originally Posted by Joenobody0 View Post

Arms are different lengths. I wouldn't use that to judge. If you can swing it, it's always a good idea to buy two sizes and then check them out a couple times at your leasure. Takes pictures of both and post them up. I'd say either at least plus 1, or a different cut/brand.

Yes I'll go tomorrow and try out the size bigger.

 

I also think this store mirror and my iPhone distorts the image. For example In 2nd image I look quite short, even though I am 6ft.

post #32745 of 33315

1 size up isn't likely to add the needed length to cover his A*s and package....is it?

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Classic Menswear
Styleforum › Forums › Men's Style › Classic Menswear › Ask A Question, Get An Answer... - Post All Quick Questions Here (Classic menswear)