Originally Posted by mexicutioner
Originally Posted by Alcibiades
So the LWB only goes with chinos (not trying to be argumentative, just curious about your thinking)
Depending on what look you are trying to achieve, anything from sneakers/work boots to balmoral boots/shoes seem to go with jeans, so I would think LWB would fit in that spectrum. I can understand the idea about LWB with suits (even though I disagree with it)
yeah i think the #8 barrie LWB/WTB looks most at home with casual wool pants (not smooth worsteds) or chinos. too much more casual or dressy than that (such as jeans or a business suit) and it starts to look incongruous. i think it can
work with jeans, but it needs to be a pretty dress outfit. super dark jeans, no streaks or fades. no untucked shirts. preferably a sport jacket. i do that look pretty often with my #8 WTB's, but i just feel the same outfit with a less dressy-looking shoe (such as a ravello or suede WTB or a #8 PTB) would look a bit more balanced.
for background, i haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaate seeing dudes wear jeans with dressy looking shoes such as black balmorals. jeans are the most workwear of pants that men can wear (aside from paint-stained overalls) so to me, the shoes worn with jeans shouldn't look dressy. like how you would never wear a tuxedo jacket with floral-print swim tunks. everything has to be from the same level of dressiness.
I think you make a solid point about the dude that wears a very dressy shoe (black bals) with jeans, but I think the color 8 LWB is a tweener. It's not so dressy that it can't go with a nice pair of dark jeans (no acid-wash as you elude to; come to think of it, no acid-wash ever), but I will wear the color 8 LWB with a jacket and tie. I don't wear jeans much at all, so I guess this doesn't apply to me much. One other exception, the color 8 LWB with the antique edge certainly seems to be appropriate for jeans.