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Brown suede brogues

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Ambulance Chaser, Jan 4, 2005.

  1. Roy

    Roy Senior member

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    Maybe you Italians should help some of my countrymen help dressing better [​IMG]
     
  2. kidkim2

    kidkim2 Senior member

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    A minority view:  In determining the level of formality in footwear, I consider the texture--and, to a lesser extent, the hue--of the leather much more important than the loafer/bal/blucher disinction.  IMHO, gleaming black shell cordovan tassel loafers are just about as "formal" as textured mahogany bals.  Patent leather bluchers mate with dinner jackets.  Etc.

    "Dark and smooth" trumps "light and pebbly" (or "nappy").

    Just my opinion.
     
  3. STYLESTUDENT

    STYLESTUDENT Senior member

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    I'd assume that you'd wear both the tassel loafers and the bals with most suits (probably not double-breasted) and blazers? That seems to make sense and adds versatility to your shoe wardrobe.
     
  4. kidkim2

    kidkim2 Senior member

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    STYLESTUDENT--

    Your inferences are correct. One of my favorite outfits, for example, is a predominantly grey Glen plaid Oxxford SB with black Alden shell cordovan tassel loafers. (But I wouldn't wear either the suit or the shoes to a wedding or a funeral--especially my own.)
     

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