- Jan 22, 2020
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in my opinion, for whatever it is worth, I think those shoes look great. And I can absolutely see those working in that smart casual/sports coat style look. I would actually think that’s where they are more appropriate rather than full blown suit (although I wouldn’t hesitate to wear them with a suit either).
I would 100% take those and a pair of chinos and a sports coat than a lot of derbies out there.
for example, I would take the ones you have pictured:
As a preference over this example below:
and this is just my opinion, for whatever that’s worth. But the black derbies look sloppy, and with the sports coat and chino look they might drag it all down to a sloppy level. I am sure some people could pull it off, but I think most would end up with it coming off looking more sloppy than stylish.
your shoes, on the other hand, aren’t super formal, like say a black captoe Oxford. They are just very stylish without being too progressive or fashion forward.They have a classic look to them, but the brown and the suede really make them seem informal, but they are so well done that they don’t veer towards sloppy (for lack of a better term).
I like those a lot. Thanks for sharing.