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Opinions on these wingtips ?

FlyingLotus

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Hey guys,
Ive been wearing sneakers for years.. Ive been thinking about getting a pair of black wingtip's to broaden my wardrobe but i'm not really sure what to get.. I mostly wear jeans so I dont know if I should go too dressy...

Anyhow I came across these and was wondering if i could get any opinions ?


Thanks
 

JustinW

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I wear Doc Martin (black, cherry, brown) brogues with jeans all the time and love the look.

Personally, I like it when that 'W' wingtip runs laterally around the shoe rather than diving to the ground like those ones, if that makes sense.
 

Robert

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I like them. They don't offend me. I wouldn't say they're anything special, but they're safe, conservative. They don't seem too bulky, nor too trendy. Pretty classic overall.

How do they look on you? That's the important thing.
 

Get Smart

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Originally Posted by JustinW
Personally, I like it when that 'W' wingtip runs laterally around the shoe rather than diving to the ground like those ones, if that makes sense.

aka "Longwing"

and imo, Longwing brogues look better with jeans than ^^^that style, which is more dressy, but would look ok if that's your only option
 

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Def. longwings with thicker soles IMO. I don't wear "dress" shoes with denim as a rule so the thicker sole kinda breaks them from that mold to me.
 

planetofsound

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cool. I had been wondering what made some wingtips "longwings". thanks for the explanation, makes perfect sense.
 

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