- Apr 4, 2006
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I love tan shoes!
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Now, now ... it's just the All-American Ritchie Cunningham look.nothing looks worse than an undershirt visible around the neckline.
Yes!PTBs in dark brown
This, this, this. Ubiquitous look around here.The suit is often not very good and the wearer is often in warm-hued, walnut-colored shoes with a navy suit, often accented with fun socks. There are often too many bad things about the outfit for the tie to make any real difference.
i guess it’s a matter of degree.Not sure how you can say this when it’s been increasingly casual over the last decade.
I agree people will want to spend on nice things for appearance, I just don’t think it’s going to the traditional CM items.
exactly…I used to work around Wall Street about 8 years ago and the preponderance of walnut wingtips with striped socks drove me nuts. I'm not proud to admit it, but I felt a quiet pride in the clunky PTBs in dark brown and black I wore (and still wear) nearly every day.
but isn’t that look still better than athleisurewear or the guy in the jeans and t-shirt and sneakers who is too cool to dress well for work?This, this, this. Ubiquitous look around here.
I'm sure it does look better than many other looks, and to be sure I have very little issue with colorful socks. But I think that color shoe with a navy suit looks bad.but isn’t that look still better than athleisurewear or the guy in the jeans and t-shirt and sneakers who is too cool to dress well for work?
I would rather see people having fun with outfits that stem from more traditional roots than being too cool to distinguish worn attire from casual weekend wear. If somebody wants to wear a suit with some colorful socks, go for it. I prefer to see that than somebody in the khakis and button down from the gap with the rubber sole binder leather shoes who can’t wait until he’s allowed to wear his jeans and t-shirt on friday.
it is not a joke. It’s a statement of fact.Nobody else thinks this ongoing "joke" is clever or funny.
So you're saying it's a "fact" that wearing derbies means you have medical foot issues? I just want to be clear that I get your point.it is not a joke. It’s a statement of fact.
This is a discussion about the evolution of style in its current form. People are complaining about the more fashion forward footwear choices that some younger professionals are making (and have been making for two decades now).
the fact that many derbies and plain toe bluchers are an advertisement that a person has medical foot issues is merely a statement of fact, and it goes to why many younger professionals stay away from them.
yes.So you're saying it's a "fact" that wearing derbies means you have medical foot issues? I just want to be clear that I get your point.
The emotion I'm experiencing now is sadness....because I don't have foot problems....so I have to now give up my derbies to fit the facts of the world.yes.
everyone knows that. The whole history of the derby is as a dressy alternative that can alleviate foot problems.
so it is understandable why younger people don’t want to wear clunky orthopedic shoes. Opting for more fashion forward sleeker shoes such as wing tips in lighter colors.
And as it relates to this discussion, I would rather see young professionals in navy suits with tan shoes than going with jeans and t-shirts. And I don’t blame them for not wanting to wear ugly shoes that scream “I have foot problems” instead.