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Should I wear these shoes for a wedding?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Ramish Abbas, Apr 22, 2014.

  1. Ramish Abbas

    Ramish Abbas Member

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    Should I wear these shoes for a indoor wedding around summer time? I will be wearing a light grey suit and I really want to wear brown shoes with it. I am quite a fan of brogue designs and shoes, this was the closest pair that I found for my taste and liking. Now i'm looking for your advice that if I should wear these or not with my grey suit. The only concern I have with these shoes is the white sole.
    Any advice or similar type of shoes are well appreciated.

    Thank you in advance.
    Cheers!
     
  2. comrade

    comrade Well-Known Member

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    Your concern is correct. The white sole kills it.
    In addition, I have no idea of your budget, but
    the shoes, aside from their soles scream, "cheap".
    In fact these shoes are probably casual shoes
    in a brogue style and were never intended
    to be worn with suits.
     
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  3. brokencycle

    brokencycle Well-Known Member

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    I vote nay for three reasons.

    1. Those soles make the shoes look casual.
    2. I would always err on the side of formality at a wedding unless I know otherwise - so I would stick to black for a wedding.
    3. Those shoes would look especially bad with a grey suit
     
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  4. GBR

    GBR Well-Known Member

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    NO, burn them instead - the white sole makes them unfit for most purposes.
     
  5. Stiva

    Stiva Well-Known Member

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    Order a pair of snuff suede oxfords from Meermin. If you have time.
     
  6. Ramish Abbas

    Ramish Abbas Member

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    I was prepared for this haha! And I do agree with all of you guys, white sole kills this shoe. My budget is about $50-80 and I was looking for brown wingtip shoes that I can casually wear after the wedding because I just don't want to spend money on shoes that I will probably wear once in 3 years. I picked these because they looked a little casual but now I probably wouldn't get these because of the sole.
    I would love if you guys have any recommendations for me around that budget, I know it's not a lot but that's all I have right now
    Thanks for the comments! :)
     
  7. brokencycle

    brokencycle Well-Known Member

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    Why do you want to dress casually for someone's wedding? Is it a casual attire wedding?
     
  8. Ramish Abbas

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    I thought about suede but I'm trying to keep it more formal. I'll stick with leather, thanks tho. :)
     
  9. Ramish Abbas

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    No it's a formal wedding but i'm going with a light grey suit, white shirt and I haven't decided on the tie yet. But the kind of shoes I want are brown wingtips and I think they are pretty formal but I would love that if I can wear them casually after the wedding. So I kind of want a semi-formal pair of shoes.
     
  10. Celadon

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    These shoes aren't formal in any way. The colour is too light and the brogue pattern (wingtip and perforations) makes them very casual.

    You would do better to buy a pair of plain (non-brogued) oxfords in some shade of brown suede, like the Hallams or the Connaughts from Crockett & Jones


    Hallam:
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    Connaught:
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    More affordable variations on the same theme from Meermin:

    http://meermin.es/ficha_articulo.php?id=2749
    http://meermin.es/ficha_articulo.php?id=2328

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    (Above are the lighter ones, just to show a different shade of brown.)

    Shoes like these would look excellent with a light grey suit at a summer wedding. Or with grey flannel trousers in the cooler season. In style they are more formal (not "formal", properly speaking, just more formal) than wingtip/brogue shoes, such as the ones you suggested above. But the suede still makes them casual enough to look good with jeans or chinos.
     
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