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Wingtips for jeans

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by herzzreh, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. herzzreh

    herzzreh Well-Known Member

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    Time to buy shoes... to go with likes of APC NS, PBJ 005 and such - AE Leeds? AE McAllister? AE McNeil? Alden shell cordovan? PS Are these really cordovan or just burgundy? http://cgi.ebay.com/ALLEN-EDMONDS-MA...#ht_2530wt_896 EDIT: when I say what jeans I wear, do keep in mind that I stack, so too slim of a shoe won't work either, or am I wrong? EDIT: I want shell cordovan and only shell cordovan
     
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    What makes a certain wingtip ideal for jean-pairing?
     
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    What makes a certain wingtip ideal for jean-pairing?

    Wingtips with jeans are for geeks...
     
  5. Mountains

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    What makes a certain wingtip ideal for jean-pairing?
    It has to be fairly informal. Generally speaking, smooth and shiny leather does not go well with a casual pant like jeans. Suede makes a good alternative, but it's not the only one.
    Wingtips with jeans are for geeks...
    <--- bio geek and proud of it.
     
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    I would suggest the Frye James Wingtip.
     
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    NorCal_1 Well-Known Member

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    Grenson Victor (they are a LOT better looking in person than in the picture)

    chiseled toe, Goodyear welted, waxy brown leather that looks fantastic with jeans

    Gimmeshoes in the US carries them but they are cheaper to just buy at Pediwear
     
  10. aaaeeeiiiooouuu

    aaaeeeiiiooouuu Well-Known Member

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    Would not wear anything Allen Edmonds with jeans...

    I think some AE wingtips look good w/ jeans.

    For example, here's AE "The Player's Shoe" in a light brown:

    [​IMG]
     
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    Most of the shoes mentioned (AE Leeds, AE MacNeil, Alden LW/PTB in barrie last) are good choices; the McAllister I am less sure about.

    My shell cordovan wingtip suggestion for jeans is the C&J/Polo Darlton/Marlow in brown shell cordovan. This is what I wear with straight leg denim.

    The AE Leeds is also a good choice. I also wear a black shell cordovan Leeds with straight leg denim.
     
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    I think you need a chunky wingtip in order to make it work with denim. I.e. an alden longwing in #8 shell cordovan.

    I have black Balmoral Alden wingtips that are my business shoes and because of the slimmer profile, they look silly with straight cut jeans. Maybe with a really tapered leg you could get buy with a slimmer wingtip..
     
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    Wingtips with jeans are for geeks...

    i don't agree...
     
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    I've been wearing the McClains with jeans because they are a brownish color and pebble grain. Not sure if this is considered acceptable.
     
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    I like the way my Ralph Lauren wingtips look...


    [​IMG]
     
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    I like the way my Ralph Lauren wingtips look...


    [​IMG]


    crispy socks bruh
     
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    I've been wearing the McClains with jeans because they are a brownish color and pebble grain. Not sure if this is considered acceptable.

    I would only consider wearing balmoral wingtips such as the McClain with jeans if my jeans were slim, and ideally slim and tapered. But if you are skinny to start with, it should work with even straight leg jeans.

    I prefer straight legged jeans and am about 34~35 in the waist, so my choice is the Polo/C&J Darlton/Marlow - like cheesecake is wearing in the pictures above.
     
  19. enarchay

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    I would only consider wearing balmoral wingtips such as the McClain with jeans if my jeans were slim, and ideally slim and tapered. But if you are skinny to start with, it should work with even straight leg jeans.

    I prefer straight legged jeans and am about 34~35 in the waist, so my choice is the Polo/C&J Darlton/Marlow - like cheesecake is wearing in the pictures above.


    So what exactly are the guidelines that inform which type of pants to wear and whatnot?-
     
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    So what exactly are the guidelines that inform which type of pants to wear and whatnot?-

    There are no "guidelines" - I just personally prefer that my shoes be congruent with the size of my hem and formality of the fabric.

    So, the wider the hem and more informal the fabric, the more I tend to a heavier looking shoe. The narrower the hem, the more formal the fabric, the more I tend to a more sleeker shoe.
     

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