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King Monks

 

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Oh no -- the Times has said that all the cool kids are wearing sneakers with suits, and that Alden and others are now on their way out. What a shame.

I saw a well respected director (A Raisin in the Sun) on the Tony's the other night, and I was horrified as he wore sneakers with a suit (or tux). I am NOT a sartorial snob, but it is not appropriate.

http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Kenny+Leon+2014+Tony+Awards+Paramount+Hotel+Rb06Kpmpo_jl.jpg

Come on....

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King Monks

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Great, Don. As always.

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You guys should be cheering for the move to sneakers with suits - maybe it'll slow the price increases on Aldens and men's footwear in general

A lot of this has to do with technology jobs becoming more and more prevalent in pop culture - we finance lugs are losing the culture war, and dress is becoming more and more casual. It always swings back eventually though.

I currently don't own any non-athletic sneakers. I used to have a few APC/Nikes. I've considered adding a pair or two for diversity, but when it comes to sneakers with suits, it really only makes sense casually (like a cotton suit in the summer with white sneakers on a hot Saturday)
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I'm totally cheering the article if it means less demand here.

The Times has some photos too -- some actually looked good, some looked really silly, but none actually made me think "you know, I should do that." The main point is that the people who can wear sneakers with suits and pull it off are likely the people who don't have to be wearing a suit in the first place. And that's really most people nowadays.
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I saw a well respected director (A Raisin in the Sun) on the Tony's the other night, and I was horrified as he wore sneakers with a suit (or tux). I am NOT a sartorial snob, but it is not appropriate.
http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Kenny+Leon+2014+Tony+Awards+Paramount+Hotel+Rb06Kpmpo_jl.jpg
Come on....
I hate this but I think that he at least does a good job with a terrible style choice. When I see this in the real world it is 1,000 times worse -- usually the sneakers are garbage, the suit doesn't fit, etc. = Shambling mess.
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@Alcibiades - I am with you. The banker suit and dress shoes tend to be a little less fashionable during economic expansions or perceived rises in asset prices, especially as the macroeconomic and market conditions improve in the US.  As soon as we get a market correction, M&A dealflow falloff, or the reduction in tech valuations, people will feel a little less bullish overall and the exuberant air of casualness will moderate. Generally though, I am a conservative contrarian, and I'll keep my stable of proper dress shoes--Alden or otherwise--for what it's worth. Cheers.  

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Oh no -- the Times has said that all the cool kids are wearing sneakers with suits, and that Alden and others are now on their way out. What a shame.
Makes it tough for me to watch MasterChef. LOL. Dude forever has suits with sneakers...

masterchef.jpg
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^ Tifosi, bad as that is it is eclipsed by the sartorial nightmare going on on the left!!
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Following this and other threads it almost seems like the pendulum just swung from others (Carmina, AE) having the allocations of rarer shell to Alden now getting allocated a healthy (if not overwhelming) amount. Perhaps to make up for the dry spell. May be a fluke.

I don't know about "overwhelming". We're talking about 1-2 pairs in each size for each run. The Shoe Mart doesn't have 10% of the rare shell they had back in 2010.
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A pair of CP trainers in white/black or grey cost as much as a pair of Alden's anyways.

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^^ it's not about the cost. It's about appropriate.
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^ Tifosi, bad as that is it is eclipsed by the sartorial nightmare going on on the left!!
For some reason that doesn't bother me as much as those damn sneakers!
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^^ it's not about the cost. It's about appropriate.
You mean if I have $800 flip flops I shouldn't wear them with a tux???
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Originally Posted by Bobbo316 View Post

A pair of CP trainers in white/black or grey cost as much as a pair of Alden's anyways.


 



CPs are like AEs. They're always on sale. So you can get them quite frequently for $250 if you wait a bit.

Alden sales on the other hand is less common.
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