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Great smart casual shoes quest

VincentVogan

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Hello everyone,

When it comes to shoes, I have little experience and don't even know where to look for. I found Chevalier (https://instagram.com/chevalierstore/) and some of their shoes look fantastic. Just take a look at the first photo I've attached below featuring those longwings in black.

The problem is, in some of the pictures I found for this pair, the sole looks way too thick (just look at the second picture). I guess they know that and in most pictures they try to hide it. There's also the customer service problem I hear they have, and very long waiting time. Plus, they ship out from Indonesia, so there's no chance of returning them if you don't like them.

With this in mind, do you know any other company that offers shoes in similar styling? I think it's a more smart casual look, with sleek lines and slender "body" (i.e. not bulky and thin sole).




But in this one the sole looks way too thick:

 

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I guess I posted in the wrong sub-forum. I think it should have been in the streetwear one.

Although the shoes referenced by Fred are beautiful (and thanks for the links, btw), they're not what I'm looking for. I'm looking for something casual that can go with unbottoned shirts and jeans.

I agree with you, turkoftheplains, up to a point: I don't like double and triple soled shoes either (hence my thread), but I do think that for a pair of jeans and t-shirt or unbuttoned shirt, the lightly colored sole works. But again, this thread's place is probably in the streetwear sub-forum.
 

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I guess I posted in the wrong sub-forum. I think it should have been in the streetwear one.

Although the shoes referenced by Fred are beautiful (and thanks for the links, btw), they're not what I'm looking for. I'm looking for something casual that can go with unbottoned shirts and jeans.

I agree with you, turkoftheplains, up to a point: I don't like double and triple soled shoes either (hence my thread), but I do think that for a pair of jeans and t-shirt or unbuttoned shirt, the lightly colored sole works. But again, this thread's place is probably in the streetwear sub-forum.
Oh I like a good thick-soled country brogue just fine (especially in suede), just not the ones with super-contrasty soles that seem to be so popular at the moment.
 

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I guess I posted in the wrong sub-forum. I think it should have been in the streetwear one. Although the shoes referenced by Fred are beautiful (and thanks for the links, btw), they're not what I'm looking for. I'm looking for something casual that can go with unbottoned shirts and jeans. I agree with you, turkoftheplains , up to a point: I don't like double and triple soled shoes either (hence my thread), but I do think that for a pair of jeans and t-shirt or unbuttoned shirt, the lightly colored sole works. But again, this thread's place is probably in the streetwear sub-forum.
Check out the AE Clark Street in natural CXL. I'm not sure where is would fall on your particular "smart" or "casual" scales, however.
 

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