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Blue Dress Shoes

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by BBscone, Jun 23, 2009.

  1. BBscone

    BBscone Member

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    First real post here -

    What are people's thoughts on Navy blue/midnight blue dress shoes? What suits do you/would you wear them with? I am personally very intrigued by the idea, but don't want to spend several hudred dollars on a pair without being absolutely certain.

    Other than Vass, are there other manufacturers that do navy blue/midnight blue leather dress shoes?

    Interested in hearing comments.
     
  2. radicaldog

    radicaldog Senior member

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    It would be a very dandified pair of shoes. For me that kills the idea, but hey, one man's modus ponens is another man's modus tollens.
     
  3. ohm

    ohm Senior member

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    I think you can get them MTO from just about anyone. Use them like black. Don't wear them if you'll be uncomfortable wearing them.
     
  4. fuji

    fuji Senior member

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    I love the idea of them and will probably buy a pair in a few weeks. Black looks a bit too dull to me.
     
  5. fritzl

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    voxsartoria Senior member

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    It would be a very dandified pair of shoes. For me that kills the idea, but hey, one man's modus ponens is another man's modus tollens.

    It helps if they are derbies and not oxfords.

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  7. Douglas

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    ps: can somebody help me to talk manton into them? [​IMG]

    This picture might help:

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  8. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    This picture might help:

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    correct
     
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    Geoff Gander Senior member

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    I have a pair of oxfords in midnight blue - they go perfectly with a grey suit. Most people out there probably would think they were black, unless they looked closely.

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  11. blackbowtie

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    I have a pair. Under artificial light, most people think they are black, but under natural light they clearly look blue. I've worn them with almost anything (navy blue, charcoal grey and khaki suits) and even paired them with - gasp - my dinner suit at a black tie event last month. I think I agree with a poster who said that they can be treated like black shoes, except that when worn outdoors they look a bit more festive than black shoes.

    I just got a navy blue belt from Brooks Brothers yesterday to match.
     
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    I've seen a bunch of Lobbs that were blue on B&S lately. And IIRC, there was a UK dealer selling EG (self-branded) blue oxfords for a ridiculously low price a couple months ago.
     
  13. wean02

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    I actually prefer blue over black. Although I'll wear black with more outfits, I feel more of myself in a pair of blue shoes, so I try to outfit myself accordingly.
     
  14. Get Smart

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    I have a few pairs, Vass midnite navy Budapester, Paul Smith navy brogues and navy brogued boots

    basically worn as an alternative to black. looks great with any grey trouser, or a dark burgundy for casual trews
     
  15. JayJay

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    I have a pair of navy chukkas, but I think most people assume they're black. I'm planning on at least a pair of shoes in navy.
     
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    The darker the shoes, the better ... Phat Guido rocks blue shoes in his pics in the WAYWRN.

    Anyone else think a pair in shell cordo would be awesome? Before you dismiss the thought outright, think about it: dark, dark navy with ligher creases ...
     
  17. aeglus

    aeglus Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I saw some really amazing dark blue oxfords with contrast stitching by C&J. It was one size too big for me so I couldn't buy it, and it made me think that now isn't the time to buy another set of shoes at full retail. Also don't want to spend that much but still wait the two months it takes to order and get them. But I keep getting closer and closer to going back to the store and ordering them.
     
  18. JayJay

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    Anyone else think a pair in shell cordo would be awesome? Before you dismiss the thought outright, think about it: dark, dark navy with ligher creases ...
    Yes, navy looks terrific in shell IMO.
     
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    They're very common in France ....
    Navy blue JM WESTON loafers were very popular because they matched equally navy blue suits and blue jeans..
    They're very hard to find in the UK ,except Berluti or John Lobb ...
    I do not like black dress shoes with navy blue suits...
     
  20. radicaldog

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    It helps if they are derbies and not oxfords.


    Well yes, derbies are less dandified. In fact, some might even argue that derbies aren't dress shoes.

    Actually non-dress blue shoes are fine even for crumpled, lazy dressers like myself. I've got two pairs of blue Clarks desert boots, but I've got those in any colour ever made (except black), and I wear them just because they were my 'one shoe' throughout high school -- desert boots are for cool left-wing kids, y'know (it's an Italian thing). And I'm sure I've also got some blue boat shoes somewhere.
     

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