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Originally Posted by BittersIceAndSugar
...with a charcoal, herringbone business suit? What do you reckon?



Not really...

Conservative shoes will be better.
 
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You think the style is too casual? Or the colour? How about these?

I'm hoping for something that will work with my charcoal business suit, but also jeans...

(yes this is my first time buying a business outfit
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Originally Posted by BittersIceAndSugar
You think the style is too casual? Or the colour? How about these?

I'm hoping for something that will work with my charcoal business suit, but also jeans...

(yes this is my first time buying a business outfit
)


I think the SF crowd here would tell you to stick with the 1880 line.

I have no experience with Loake, but from the picture, the Bromley looks pretty good and would work with a suit and jeans except in the most formal occasions (for the most part.)
 

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Originally Posted by BittersIceAndSugar
...with a charcoal, herringbone business suit? What do you reckon?

You shouldn't be wearing those shoes with anything.

Originally Posted by BittersIceAndSugar
You think the style is too casual? Or the colour? How about these?

The shape/style is better, but they're still cheap looking corrected-grain leather, you would do best to avoid.
 

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Depends on the cut of the suit, your age, the type of business you are in, and the types of clients with whom or which you interact. The shoes are, relatively speaking, fashion forward. If you are wearing a similarly fashion forward suit (noticeable shoulders, slim lapels, high button point, super high gorge, narrow trousers), the shoes will not look out of place. Of course, the ensemble will look better if you are a fit 27-year old than if you are a fat, bald 50-year old. Similarly, if you interact with clients at a conservative law firm or a conservative portion of a large, conservative company, you will have less rope than you would if you do the same at an an agency.
 

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Am I right in interpreting with loake's that burnished is not as 'corrected' as polished leather?

In that case, for sub 150, would these work?:
Loake Waterloo

We're assuming he really wants a lace up wingtip, as opposed to a somewhat less conservative but still acceptable brown shoe. Any thoughts on this monkstrap/wingtip?:
Loake Telford

I kind of like the ridiculously long design loake, though I prefer this one:
Loake shoes for visiting vegas

I have a soft spot for pimp shoes that is not shared by most in this forum. I might wear them to my bus-casual workplace, but not to meet a client
 

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Originally Posted by Sanguis Mortuum
You shouldn't be wearing those shoes with anything.



The shape/style is better, but they're still cheap looking corrected-grain leather, you would do best to avoid.


This, again.
 

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Originally Posted by BittersIceAndSugar
You think the style is too casual? Or the colour? How about these?

I'm hoping for something that will work with my charcoal business suit, but also jeans...

(yes this is my first time buying a business outfit
)


I feel that these shoes would best be paired with a six-button Steve Harvey suit.

Here's the thing, these shoes just scream discount shoe at DSW. I am not trying to sound elitist, but probably am going to no matter what, but anything that has a long extra wide toe box looks cheap.

Further, as this is your first business outfit, please stay away from wingtips or anything with wingtip-like impressions in the leather. They are difficult to polish around.

Remember, these are your main business shoes. Keep it simple with a brown cap toe shoe.
 
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Originally Posted by ktrp
Am I right in interpreting with loake's that burnished is not as 'corrected' as polished leather? In that case, for sub 150, would these work?: Loake Waterloo
I like those well enough but I thought I'd want a darker brown, being as they're to be worn with a charcoal suit? Having said that, they're not really going to be my 'main business shoes' as I only need them to go with a suit for a few job interviews. I'm still a student and won't be starting work until next autumn, at which point I'd happily buy something plain and black. But right now my existing leather shoes are worn out so I need new ones that I can wear out in the evenings with jeans. I can't afford to buy two pairs of shoes right now at such a price so I was hoping I could find one pair that would serve both functions adequately but perhaps that's not going to be possible. jdldore, I'm 21, hefty build I'd say. My suit is not a slim cut but is nipped in at the waist. Peaked lapels that I would call neither slim nor wide. Noticeable shoulders though. The companies I'll be interviewing with (accounting, professional services, management consultancy, IT, marketing) I would not say are ultra-conservative. When I've seen people who work for these companies they're often not wearing ties and have casual looking shoes/watches. Of course, I want to make a good impression so I'm not going to turn up without a tie just because they do!
 

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Originally Posted by Sanguis Mortuum
You shouldn't be wearing those shoes with anything.

+1

The shape/style is better, but they're still cheap looking corrected-grain leather, you would do best to avoid.



+1 - You can find much better options on the B&S part of this forum. Best of luck
 

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Originally Posted by BittersIceAndSugar
The companies I'll be interviewing with (accounting, professional services, management consultancy, IT, marketing) I would not say are ultra-conservative. When I've seen people who work for these companies they're often not wearing ties and have casual looking shoes/watches. Of course, I want to make a good impression so I'm not going to turn up without a tie just because they do!

I'd always wear a suit to an interview regardless of how they dress. That said, I read in another thread here the suggestion of looking at a business' web page to see how people are dressed on it. That's how they present to clients and that's how they expect you to be able to dress.

People where jeans some of the time where I work, and you can show up in shorts during a summer heatwave. Client meeting? Better have a grey or blue suit on. And that's what would be right in an interview.
 

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