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Non Lace up Shoes with a suit??? Yes or No?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by krolyk55, Jun 19, 2010.

  1. porcelain monkey

    porcelain monkey Senior member

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    The "rules" say that you shouldn't wear slip-on shoes with a suit, but I see that "rule" broken quite often. If you're wearing a suit in a conservative, professional environment, then you should just wear the lace-ups to avoid looking odd. If you're wearing the suit in a more loose, stylish environment, then wear whatever you want. Either way, I doubt that you'll be judged too harshly by how you keep your shoes on your feet. I like not having to lace my shoes too; most of my casual shoes have no laces, but when I wear a suit, I use laces. If you buy a pair that fits well, you won't have any discomfort.
     
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    Son Of Saphir Senior member

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    Not wearing laced shoes whilst wearing a suit only serves to indicate the wearer's inability to tie their own laces; this condition is also frequently seen in the absence of a tie.
    Wear a suit=wear 'proper' shoes and a tie.
     
  5. conal

    conal Well-Known Member

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    Are there any widely recognized written documents explaining the proper dressing do's and don'ts for men? If there are, what are they? [​IMG]
     
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    I frankly don't care what CEOs do. Being rich doesn't automatically grant you good taste. There are some silly rules, but the no loafers with suit is not one of them.

    That is why I said that they were not the best dressed guy around. My point was that it obviously doesn't hurt your success in 'the real world'

    I know it's a 'rule' but what does the rule mean other than 1% of the population thinks it is wrong?
     
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    Quite frankly, the same "Rules" in fashion and business really don't go together. Go to a runway show in Paris and shoe me one piece of clothing that a businessman or businesswoman would wear. You'll be hard pressed to find anything.

    If the loafers look good with the suit, wear them. Hell, if sneakers look good with your suit and it doesn't hurt you professionally, wear them too!
     
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    bowtielover Senior member

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    If your wearing the suit casualy without a tie or something it works, otherwise I wouldn't
     
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    ^ I don't care for loafers with a suit; just a personal preference. But I've never thought they look good with a suit in a professional environment, and tassled loafers, to me, seem incongruous to a suit irrespective of the setting. Plenty of guys in my office (public sector law) will sport loafers with a suit, but they tend to be of the older set and most of them would be delighted if the office dress code were business casual.
     
  10. KObalto

    KObalto Senior member

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    I had always thought of these type of loafers as 'suit shoes' and never wore them any other way.

    http://www.polyvore.com/cgi/img-thin...l&tid=11920946


    According to Flusser, tasseled loafers are among the most casual of styles. The more ornamentation on clothing, the less it is considered conservative business dress.
    Again, many Americans wear loafers wth suits, but I don't care for it.
     
  11. scarphedon

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    Gents, I certainly understand the genesis of this "rule," but you'll have a hard time convincing me these slip-ons don't look great with or aren't appropriate with a suit.

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