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Casual shoe recommendations

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Blown01NJ, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. Blown01NJ

    Blown01NJ Senior Member

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    Can anyone recommend a casual shoe that can be worn with jeans and say a button down or a polo style shirt? Maybe even with a jacket?

    I am looking for something probably in brown that I can wear to casual meetings without having to wear sneakers.
     


  2. jrd617

    jrd617 Stylish Dinosaur

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    Alden unlined suede chukka (Leydon last)
    Various loafers (Alden, C&J, Carmina, etc)
     


  3. Luvwine

    Luvwine Well-Known Member

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    What price range? Cheaper: AE Black Hills or Wilbert. Pricier: JM Weston 598. Note I am only listing shoes I own....
     


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    Are you asking for a particular brand and model? Or just model? I personally hate loafers, but that's the "casual" standard.

    I had a couple of double monks made, and I think that model serves the purpose of "casual". For colder days, a pair of EG Silverstone or similar would work great.
     
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  5. Blown01NJ

    Blown01NJ Senior Member

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    Leydons are chukkas?

    What about a pair of desert boots? I cant spend $200+ on a pair of casual shoes.

    I'm not a fan of loafers either. They look a little old man to me.
     


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    Quadcammer Distinguished Member

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  7. Blown01NJ

    Blown01NJ Senior Member

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    Oh dear :tard:

    This is what I might wear to a meeting. I guess I'm just looking for a casual shoe I can do with jeans for a meeting or just for anything really.

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    I just cant justify spending $300 on that. I make ~50k man. I wear levis. :violin:
     


  8. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Distinguished Member

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    a meeting for what?

    not a business meeting?
     


  9. VicEnriq

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    He probably means a business meeting. I understand, I do business in LATAM and what he's wearing fits pretty much 95% of the casual business meetings here.

    OP, that sort of attire gives you many options. You can get away with almost anything, really. Chukkas, brogues, double monks, etc.
     
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  10. jrd617

    jrd617 Stylish Dinosaur

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  11. Blown01NJ

    Blown01NJ Senior Member

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    Yea, business.

    Sometimes I'll just wear jeans and an un-tucked polo.
     


  12. mensimageconsultant

    mensimageconsultant Distinguished Member

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    A desert boot probably is too casual for business that calls for a jacket. Also, the location seems to be NJ; therefore, any brand recommended shouldn't be hard to find there. The most versatile type might be a brown blucher with a split-toe or pebble-grain finish. A specific size might help narrow the options.

    Edit: If it's a full-time office job, then 2 pairs of shoes will be needed (and sneakers probably are taboo). If so, then the more casual pair could be desert boots and inexpensive.
     
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