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post #26536 of 27542
Those are beauties, wear them with pride.

J
post #26537 of 27542
Just got back my fifth avenues from the cobbler to replace the heels. By default, the fifth ave. has a black heel but my cobbler painted my heel area dark brown, the same color as my uppers.

Does this make the shoe less formal?
post #26538 of 27542

Feryll, those should look great with chinos, provided they're pressed and creased.

 

JezeC, I don't think it matters as long as the welt is noticeably lighter than the upper. Next time you polish them, use black edge dressing, I guess.

post #26539 of 27542
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Originally Posted by Feryll View Post

Is it okay to wear burgundy oxford captoes for casual wear (chinos, dress shirt and a blazer) or that is big a no-no ?
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I believe these are on the 026 last, which is a very nice shape. And they will take a good shine too, making them more suitable for trousers. But you will not be breaking any rules wearing them casually.

I recommend pairing them with mid-greys and charcoals.

Edit:

There was a question of my own I wanted to ask.

I ordered some charcoal herringbone woollen trousers, which have just arrived. However, they are of a slightly slimmer fabric, and I am not sure how well they will work as odd trousers. In other words, they may look too close to something that belongs in a suit?

Also, I should point out that they usually look much darker than in the image below.


Edited by RPM1 - 2/14/14 at 8:07am
post #26540 of 27542

They do look like suit trousers if taken on their own, but with a lightweight significantly contrasting jacket, or a cashmere/merino sweater, I doubt anyone would take issue.

 

I mean, solid trousers and lightly patterned trousers do exist, it isn't like you are wearing navy pinstripe trousers.

 

J

post #26541 of 27542

Forgive me for thinking ahead to warmer weather, but what pants would one wear with a lighter blue chambray shirt, and an off white linen blazer?

 

J

post #26542 of 27542
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Originally Posted by J011yroger View Post
 

Forgive me for thinking ahead to warmer weather, but what pants would one wear with a lighter blue chambray shirt, and an off white linen blazer?

 

J


The color that I'm not supposed to wear in the winter but do so anyway.

 

Nantucket reds! I think tan chino's could work well too. I'd potentially try them with off white pants as well, but then you'd have to wear a different blazer like khaki or navy.

post #26543 of 27542

If you're looking for a first leather jacket, would you go any color but black? I'm thinking of getting a center zip one since it would probably be more versatile than a moto style.

 

Asking because black matches everything...but I don't wear black pants ALL that often.

post #26544 of 27542
^. Dark brown. Or tan.
post #26545 of 27542
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The color that I'm not supposed to wear in the winter but do so anyway.

Nantucket reds! I think tan chino's could work well too. I'd potentially try them with off white pants as well, but then you'd have to wear a different blazer like khaki or navy.

Yea, thought of wearing my reds. I usually wear them with white or off white pants/jeans, but the linen rules that out, unless I wore my linen suit.

J
post #26546 of 27542

Really? Would you wear the dark brown or tan with black pants/jeans from time to time. Interesting...

I'd like to be able to wear this to work from time to time over an OBDC or such.

post #26547 of 27542
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If you're looking for a first leather jacket, would you go any color but black?
I prefer brown leather jackets to black, for myself. I'm a big guy, and particularly in my younger days realized that black leather jackets - as a result of factors having to do with my size, facial features, hair, design details of the jacket, etc. - could sometimes make me look somewhere between intimidating and thuggish. Not a look to which I aspired. Not a significant issue with brown leather, however.

Maybe this is a relevant consideration for you. Maybe it isn't.

As for black going with everything... it's not like brown is all that challenging a leather color to match, either. And granted, it's usually somewhat less formal than is black, but since I wouldn't typically wear a leather jacket (regardless of color) for any occasion calling for much formality in terms of dress, that's essentially a null issue.
post #26548 of 27542

That's true. I'm not an intimidating guy, so I would probably not be too worried. I don't think a skinny brown kid with a beard would freak anyone out, though I could be wrong!

 

I'll keep an eye out for brown ones as well.

post #26549 of 27542
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Originally Posted by J011yroger View Post
 

They do look like suit trousers if taken on their own, but with a lightweight significantly contrasting jacket, or a cashmere/merino sweater, I doubt anyone would take issue.

 

I mean, solid trousers and lightly patterned trousers do exist, it isn't like you are wearing navy pinstripe trousers.

 

J

 

Thanks, J011yroger.

 

Strangely, they were sold as odd trousers, which is probably why it was slightly unexpected.

 

However, I can still send them back, which will probably be easier than constantly trying to come up with combinations to make them work. Further, I will have to leave your question to someone more adapt with that clothing combination.

post #26550 of 27542
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post

That's true. I'm not an intimidating guy, so I would probably not be too worried. I don't think a skinny brown kid with a beard would freak anyone out, though I could be wrong!

I'll keep an eye out for brown ones as well.

I wear my black leather jacket out on the town at night with black pants or jeans and black shoes.

I've worn it less than once a year since I left my mid 20s behind.

J
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