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Casual vs. Dress Laceups


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May 1, 2008
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Hey, I'm having trouble identifying whether or not pairs of laceups should be worn with jeans (with stacking) versus a suit. I really like the look of a pair of slimmer sleeker laceups for jeans with stacking etc. but the shapes of these usually vastly differ from the accepted dress oxford say a pair of Churches, which have a rounder bulkier toe. Is it acceptable to wear a pair of i.e Paul Smith derbys with a suit? Or should I stick with the Churches/Allen Edmonds/etc... Should I purchase both casual and dress oxfords and do I need to distinguish when I purchase? i.e sorry for the borrowed pic, but would these shoes be acceptable with a suit? if anyone could enlighten, that would be really helpful thanks


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Dec 22, 2006
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Depends on your budget but I'd say buy some PS Ricards, Starrs or Millers and you're set. All the aforementioned are suitable with either suits or denim. I prefer oxfords over derby's always due to the sleeker profile. Btw, you might want to look at some N.D.C. shoes and boots too since there are some models that offer the versatility you're looking for.

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