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My shoe dilemma

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by enginerd917, Nov 22, 2009.

  1. enginerd917

    enginerd917 Senior Member

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    I'm very new to all of this, and have done a fair bit of reading but I still can't wrap my head around shoes and casual wear. I don't own a suit yet, so I generally wear chinos or various wool/cotton trousers (I like the Express "Producer" line, being a poor college student lol), generally with a navy blazer for more formal occasions. I'm trying to find my next shoe and I'm just unsure what to get, they should probably be able to be worn with a navy suit since I will be purchasing one within the next 6 months; as well as chinos/jeans until then. Brown/Burgundy/Oxblood monk strap Brown/Burgundy/Oxblood loafer (tassel/penny/etc..) Brown/Burgundy/Oxblood cap toe Brown/Burgundy/Oxblood wing tip Thanks for any advice! My very humble shoe collection consists of these: Nunn Bush - dark reddish brown. These were purchased before I found this forum [​IMG] [​IMG] Aldo Davis - "Bone" suede, much more gray than the pictures show. Just a bit impractical for all of the rain we get. [​IMG] Banana Republic - Nantucket driving loafer. Soles don't stand up well to much walking, but they were very cheap. [​IMG]
     


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    None of those are appropriate with a suit. None, in fact, are even close to appropriate.
     


  3. enginerd917

    enginerd917 Senior Member

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    Yea I know! Thats why I need to find my next pair of shoes, I figured I'dpost what I already have. These shoes need to fill a casual/suit gap I guess, since they won't be purely casual nor formal.

    Thanks for responding though!
     


  4. JohnnyLaw

    JohnnyLaw Distinguished Member

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    Brown cap toes would probably be the best choice.
     


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    radicaldog Distinguished Member

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    Oxford oxblood wingtips will be fine with a navy suit, and wearable with jeans (because they are more casual than captoes).
     


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    ah!! That makes sense, sorry. What about a plain toe monkstrap or a pair of burgondy longwings?
     


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    enginerd917 Senior Member

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    Thank you for the suggestions! I guess it's between monk straps and wingtips, kind of my top choices anyways.
     


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    What is your budget for the shoes (if any)?
     


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    enginerd917 Senior Member

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    I'd like to spend <$185, maybe get lucky and score something in b&s or ebay for even less.
     


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    I'd like to spend <$185, maybe get lucky and score something in b&s or ebay for even less.

    At that price, your best bet is Allen Edmonds Ebay store, and I second the burgundy wingtips to cover your various needs. You might want to look at Loake as well.
     


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