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AE McAllister (balmoral) vs AE Players (blucher) with jeans + blazer?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by zerostyle, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. zerostyle

    zerostyle Senior member

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    Which of these would you go with for wear with slim, dark jeans and a blazer?

    I like the extra broguing of the McAllister near the tongue (see top view), but I feel the lacing style of the Player's shoe is a bit more casual and might work better with jeans:

    McAllister - more formal lacing
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    I think what I like most is this extra broguing because is make the wingtip feel less long & awkward looking from the top view. (Wingtips always have this long, torpedo like shape that I think looks great from the sides, but not so much from the top. Anyone else agree?)

    I'm not a big fan of the closed lacing, but I suppose people wear Strands with jeans all the time and those are balmorals.

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    Nordstrom (AE) Player's shoe - blucher
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    Obviously they are pretty similar. Thoughts?
     
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  2. JDMFanatic

    JDMFanatic Well-Known Member

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    imo the 2nd pair would look better with jeans
     


  3. Tequila

    Tequila Well-Known Member

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    The Player shoe is inheritently more casual because of the lacing, but brogued shoes go poorly with jeans if you ask me. I know a lot are going to disagree with me on that one, so take that as you want.
     
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  4. zerostyle

    zerostyle Senior member

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    Tequila, I used to feel the same way for sure. Lately, I'm kind of under the impression that any nice shoe that draws a little attention to you is rarely a bad thing when worn casually.

    Anyone else?
     


  5. dmash

    dmash Senior member

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    blucher if you're going to wear with jeans. personally I'd never wear a pair of those w jeans though. much sharper with chinos, but even then, the blucher is better.

    a lot of broguing always = blucher for me nowadays.

    i like my bals to look slick. :rotflmao:
     
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  6. zerostyle

    zerostyle Senior member

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    If that's the case, then why does nearly the entire forum here advocate the Strands as a great casual shoe? To me, other than its beautiful walnut color, they have all the elements of a formal shoe: cap toe, balmoral style lacing, etc.
     
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  7. dmash

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