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JUAN MANUEL

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Molton in black from Bodiley's, my left foot is quite dumb.

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If I had my way there would be no suit at all, but if must wear one, I'd rather not make a tit of myself!
I personally think the Pembrokes are very sharp. Personally, I’ve worn Stows with a suit and not felt out of place. The C&J shapes tend to be even smarter I feel. Traditionalists may scoff, sure, but then again some creativity never goes amiss surely…

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I personally think the Pembrokes are very sharp. Personally, I’ve worn Stows with a suit and not felt out of place. The C&J shapes tend to be even smarter I feel. Traditionalists may scoff, sure, but then again some creativity never goes amiss surely…

Me in Sign Kudu Stows for some function or the other…

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I'd say you're pulling that off.
 

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These have had one application of Teinture 05. I’ll probably do them again at some point but will just clean with dark brown cream for a while.

Yes, I’m aware one appears slightly darker than the other and I will sort that but I quite like the ‘affected patina’ effect that they’re displaying. Remember, these were brand new unworn when I coloured them and have only been worn once since.
 

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If I had my way there would be no suit at all, but if must wear one, I'd rather not make a tit of myself!
If you’re not a fan of dress shoes (I presume formal black oxfords) you could also consider dark brown suede options such as Westbourne or Hardwick. Those would work fine with a gray suit but probably not with navy blue.
 

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If I had my way there would be no suit at all, but if must wear one, I'd rather not make a tit of myself!

I personally think the Pembrokes are very sharp. Personally, I’ve worn Stows with a suit and not felt out of place. The C&J shapes tend to be even smarter I feel. Traditionalists may scoff, sure, but then again some creativity never goes amiss surely…

Me in Sign Kudu Stows for some function or the other…

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@Mr_Spud mentions traditionalists might scoff at the idea of Pembrokes being worn with suits. I would agree with that comment, because I wouldn't wear them with suits but there is a caveat to that. Soooo, I'm half a traditionalist 🤷🏻‍♂️.

When the suit clashes stylistically with the shoe, that's when you could come off as a "tit". The Pembroke, whilst not as robust as an Alden SWB or LWB, is more aggressive than a formal shoe. So if you have this slim fitting 9oz to 11oz worsted suit, the Pembrokes would stand out. They'd look from exceptionally large to just plain 'ol disharmonious settled under that kind of suit.

A thicker wool suit and/or something that has visual body to it (ie covert, flannel, tweed), and you should be fine with Pembrokes.
 

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@Mr_Spud mentions traditionalists might scoff at the idea of Pembrokes being worn with suits. I would agree with that comment, because I wouldn't wear them with suits but there is a caveat to that. Soooo, I'm half a traditionalist 🤷🏻‍♂️.

When the suit clashes stylistically with the shoe, that's when you could come off as a "tit". The Pembroke, whilst not as robust as an Alden SWB or LWB, is more aggressive than a formal shoe. So if you have this slim fitting 9oz to 11oz worsted suit, the Pembrokes would stand out. They'd look from exceptionally large to just plain 'ol disharmonious settled under that kind of suit.

A thicker wool suit and/or something that has visual body to it (ie covert, flannel, tweed), and you should be fine with Pembrokes.
It was going to be with a light linen suit in the summer so I'm guessing that's a no from your point of view.
 

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It was going to be with a light linen suit in the summer so I'm guessing that's a no from your point of view.

Unless it was a summer tweed (DieWorkWear's for instance) or something similar, the shoes might be out of place. Thinking a light airy material paired with heavier fall/winter footwear seems incongruent.

As you mentioned though, that's from my pov. Opinions do and will vary.
 

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Unless it was a summer tweed (DieWorkWear's for instance) or something similar, the shoes might be out of place. Thinking a light airy material paired with heavier fall/winter footwear seems incongruent.

As you mentioned though, that's from my pov. Opinions do and will vary.
Incongruous is my middle name. I'm a pretty average dresser at the best of times! Thanks for the advice though - for the record, I have no idea what DieWorkWear is.
 

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Incongruous is my middle name. I'm a pretty average dresser at the best of times! Thanks for the advice though - for the record, I have no idea what DieWorkWear is.


That should provide some info, as well as, what the material I'm referring to looks like.
 

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