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bit loafer or wingtip/brogue?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by bsyde82, Aug 15, 2007.

  1. bsyde82

    bsyde82 Senior Member

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    i'm tryin to decide between a bit loafer and a wingtip shoe as a "dress up yet casual" shoe to wear w/ some nice dark selvage denim

    just curious what ppl think is nicer? and if one goes better w/ the selvage cuff
     


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    soonami Well-Known Member

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    Imo the brogue in a dark brown would be the nicest with dark denim, but really only with slim denim (hemmed to little break).

    Dressier shoes do not work well with looser denim, I think because of the implied casualness and informality of anti-fitting pants. Similarly stacking and cuffs seem inappropriate with the formality of such constructed shoes
     


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    Tarmac Distinguished Member

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    i dislike loafers almost across the board unless you are wearing some linen pants or are steering a boat.

    wingtip ftw
     


  4. bsyde82

    bsyde82 Senior Member

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    Imo the brogue in a dark brown would be the nicest with dark denim, but really only with slim denim (hemmed to little break).

    Dressier shoes do not work well with looser denim, I think because of the implied casualness and informality of anti-fitting pants. Similarly stacking and cuffs seem inappropriate with the formality of such constructed shoes


    i agree that, w/ dressier shoes, stacking would look out of place. however, i'm looking to get a more vintage looking brogue, like a varvatos one, where it has a more casual vibe than a typical dress shoe. which is why i think a small cuff on a slim fitting jean would work

    guess i'll just have to experiment with it
     


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    Ritchee Distinguished Member

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    Go for the wingtip/brogue in a shade of brown you like.
     


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