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Can I wear these with a suit, or does it look too "rugged"?

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Do you think I can wear these boots with a suit without getting a second look?

It does look rugged as if they're for hiking, but at the same time, it's polished nicely.

The sole area appears to be left raw.

Please note that I'm not concerned that they're boots, as everything down to the laces should be covered.

It's mostly the toe area that I'm concerned with.

Thanks in advance!

 
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Definitely too rugged/casal for a suit. Toe shape, wrinkly leather, rounded edges on sole, and distressing - all make for a very casual boot.

They look like Guidi boots - are they?
 

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Definitely too rugged/casal for a suit. Toe shape, wrinkly leather, rounded edges on sole, and distressing - all make for a very casual boot.

They look like Guidi boots - are they?
Yes, they're Guidi - good eye.

Do you think that the average office worker will notice?
 

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... Do you think that the average office worker will notice?
They'll atleast notice the wrinkly leather and the distressing/antiquing. What impression they'll take from it - varies by profession and location I think.
Wearing these with a suit should be alright in workplaces such as IT/academia but draw adverse comment in law/mgmt-consulting/banking. Also if you're in rural rather than unban areas, they should be fine in most office settings (except for law usually, but I've seen some atrocious shoes on attorneys as well).
 
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They'll atleast notice the wrinkly leather and the distressing/antiquing. What impression they'll take from it - varies by profession and location I think.
Wearing these with a suit should be alright in workplaces such as IT/academia but draw adverse comment in law/mgmt-consulting/banking. Also if you're in rural rather than unban areas, they should be fine in most office settings (except for law usually, but I've seen some atrocious shoes on attorneys as well).
Thanks for the distinctions by profession - that really clears it up nicely.

I think casual wear and the occasional free-spirited suit day will give me a free pass to wear.
 
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No you should not: I would be even harder on them - not with a suit in any circumstances.
 

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Can you wear them with a suit without getting a second look? Yes. You can wear sneakers and a hoodie with a suit without getting a second look, it's 2015 the general public thinks anything that isn't a t-shirt is a "business shirt" and so on.

Should you wear them with a suit? No.

The discretion is yours.
 

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If you are in a rock band...yes.
If not....no.
 

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How about Red Wing 9017 Chukkas or Wolverine 1000 Mile boots with a suit on a whimsical day?

Is that a no-no?


 
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An easy rule to follow: no boots with suits.

Well I wouldn't say that. There ar a number of boots that go perfectly well with suits for example an EG Shannon for just one. But in the OPs case I would say no and that inlclude his latest examples as well.
 

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Well I wouldn't say that. There ar a number of boots that go perfectly well with suits for example an EG Shannon for just one. But in the OPs case I would say no and that inlclude his latest examples as well.

I think that he was "dumbing" down his advice.
 

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I think that he was "dumbing" down his advice.

You might be right, besides either the OP just doesn't get it or he just wants to troll.
 
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