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I was looking for a pair of penny loafers for more or less daily wear in a business casual office. I found a pair of string loafers that I really like, however. As far as versatility, this is a terrible idea and I should keep looking for a pair of simple penny loafers, right? What's the deal with string loafers anyway? I feel like they're suddenly everywhere.
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Sean Connery's James Bond wears a black knit tie with a light navy suit in You Only Live Twice.
James Bond is a fictional character, sort of like a cartoon superhero. Since most cartoon superheros run around in tights, maybe wearing their underwear over their clothes, not infrequently with a domino mask or a cowl as a fashion accessory, or a 4" wide belt, I'll allow as how Sean Connery's James Bond was among the better dressed of the lot.

But while the clueless want to mimic James Bond, those who know better seek to emulate Ian Fleming.
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With all due respect, personally I would trust Terence Young over Fleming.
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Recently got this pair of Monte Rosso Lazios.  Can these shoes be shined like AE Park Avenues?  Trying to avoid buying patent leather shoes for my tux.  The leather seems a little too soft perhaps? 

 

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Well then, since it's clear what you want to be told, and it's not like it'll cost me anything, I'll help you out.

Those are super versatile boots. And they'll go perfectly with jeans!

(Hey, I've told people - albeit, usually women - far greater fibs, for far less altruistic reasons.)

Thanks!

 

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I love it...eveyone tells you that an Oxford won't go with jeans...so you switch to bal boot. Is there anything that screams casual about those boots? You've been here asking the same question over & over....so why not answer it yourself? Is that a casual or formal boot? What makes it casual? What makes it formal?

 

I am really leaning towards Meermin because they had good GY welted shoes for affordable price. I don't want to spent 400 eur on a shoe now. And Meermin does not have any good looking (to me) derby shoes or boots. Furthermore this is the last I find most attractive from Meermin, but it's only available on this boot.

 

The only thing which make it more formal is lacing system as far as I can tell.

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Furthermore this is the last I find most attractive from Meermin, but it's only available on this boot.

Not true. The Olfe last is available in a number of oxfords. See here: https://www.meermin.es/catalogo.php?x=0&y=0&s=olfe
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@smitty try a black knit or woven tie with your navy suit. The texture will offset the color. Ralph Lauren makes some nice ones.

I actually posted this before seeing the James Bond reference. But I love Bond so oh well...
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@kopo those are nice shoes. Don't over shine them. I think you'll regret it. I hate those shiny shoes with tuxes.
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I was looking for a pair of penny loafers for more or less daily wear in a business casual office. I found a pair of string loafers that I really like, however. As far as versatility, this is a terrible idea and I should keep looking for a pair of simple penny loafers, right? What's the deal with string loafers anyway? I feel like they're suddenly everywhere.

Business casual has its ranges. I'll leave it to you to judge whether string loafers are too casual. Regular penny loafers will be more versatile, but I have a pair of each.
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@smitty try a black knit or woven tie with your navy suit. The texture will offset the color. Ralph Lauren makes some nice ones.

I actually posted this before seeing the James Bond reference. But I love Bond so oh well...

Perhaps with a bit of texture it would work a bit better..but...Do you think the bride is looking for a knit tie to be worn? Especially by a groomsman?
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Yes, exactly

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Recently got this pair of Monte Rosso Lazios.  Can these shoes be shined like AE Park Avenues?  Trying to avoid buying patent leather shoes for my tux.  The leather seems a little too soft perhaps? 

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No, they cannot be shined like that. As you have correctly surmised, they are made out of a leather that is too soft.
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I'm the best man in an upcoming wedding. I've got a nice solid navy suit and white french cuff shirt. The bride requested black shoes and a black tie. I've got the shoes but no tie. Suggestions on a black tie to wear with a navy suit? If it is possible for a black tie to be "versatile" I don't mind spending some money on it. Otherwise I'm looking at Tie Bar price range.

For a versatile black tie that's nicer than Tie Bar, I'd go with Kent Wang's black grenadine tie. There's texture to it, but it isn't too casual like a knit tie.
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Not true. The Olfe last is available in a number of oxfords. See here: https://www.meermin.es/catalogo.php?x=0&y=0&s=olfe

Yes I know, I meant it is the only boot available in Olfe.

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