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Right shoe for the casual setting?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by hansw18, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. hansw18

    hansw18 Member

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    Hello,
    I am looking to the powers that be here on SF for a recommendation of a good quality brown shoe for a casual setting. I am 27 and would like to wear them with nice dark jeans and a button-down or navy dress/linen pants and a button-down. As of now the only pair of nice brown shoes I own is in a cap toe, which is too dressy for frequenting bars, restaurants, etc. I am looking to spend in the $200-$300 range, and any advice on style and color is more than welcome. Thanks in advance for the help.
     
  2. cmacey

    cmacey Senior member

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    Hello,
    I am looking to the powers that be here on SF for a recommendation of a good quality brown shoe for a casual setting. I am 27 and would like to wear them with nice dark jeans and a button-down or navy dress/linen pants and a button-down. As of now the only pair of nice brown shoes I own is in a cap toe, which is too dressy for frequenting bars, restaurants, etc. I am looking to spend in the $200-$300 range, and any advice on style and color is more than welcome. Thanks in advance for the help.


    Just a few ideas:

    http://www.theshoemart.com/allen-edm...m_sanibel.html

    http://www.theshoemart.com/allen-edm..._winnetka.html

    http://www.theshoemart.com/allen-edm...san_marco.html

    http://www.aldenshop.com/DrawOneShoe.asp?CategoryID=71

    A little more than your cap:

    http://www.aldenshop.com/DrawOneShoe.asp?CategoryID=64

    http://www.aldenshop.com/DrawOneShoe.asp?CategoryID=118
     
  3. phxlawstudent

    phxlawstudent Senior member

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    SW&D will give you better answers. I like the Malvern from AE.

    edit: Loafers with jeans!!!??? REally!!!???
     
  4. cptjeff

    cptjeff Senior member

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    edit: Loafers with jeans!!!??? REally!!!???

    Why not? Simple leather shoes can go with anything.
     
  5. alexanduh

    alexanduh Senior member

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    how bout some alden indys?
     
  6. Thanks SF (a new me)

    Thanks SF (a new me) Senior member

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    ...I think AE Sanford is back...a blucher with captoe brogue...you may want to check this out...Thinking about this myself instead of going English made for similar style and price points...
     
  7. phailing101

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    I love the Tricker's Country Collection (both boots and shoes) for casual settings:

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Eustace

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    SW&D will give you better answers. I like the Malvern from AE.

    edit: Loafers with jeans!!!??? REally!!!???


    Suede loafers look awesome with jeans.
     
  9. phxlawstudent

    phxlawstudent Senior member

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    Suede loafers look awesome with jeans.
    Pics, or it isn't true. :p
     
  10. ohdannyboy

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    probably a dumb question, but since it's on topic, i'll ask anyway. does anybody make slip-on bluchers?
     
  11. Blackhood

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    probably a dumb question, but since it's on topic, i'll ask anyway. does anybody make slip-on bluchers?

    I may be wrong but I would assume not. A blucher is defined by the open area at the bottom of a lace. If it has a lace then it wont be a slip on (traditionally at least), and if it doesn't have a lace then you can't make it a blucher.
     
  12. ohdannyboy

    ohdannyboy Senior member

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    I may be wrong but I would assume not. A blucher is defined by the open area at the bottom of a lace. If it has a lace then it wont be a slip on (traditionally at least), and if it doesn't have a lace then you can't make it a blucher.

    that's why i thought it could be a stupid question, as i wasn't fully sure of what i was asking [​IMG]

    i think a version of the question would be: does anybody know of any brands that sell brown leather slip-ons with no imbellishment and a rounded toe
     
  13. phxlawstudent

    phxlawstudent Senior member

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    that's why i thought it could be a stupid question, as i wasn't fully sure of what i was asking [​IMG]

    i think a version of the question would be: does anybody know of any brands that sell brown leather slip-ons with no imbellishment and a rounded toe


    Plenty. Santoni is one brand I had. Try Allen Edmonds or Alden, sorry for not knowing for sure, but I don't buy loafers.
     
  14. ohdannyboy

    ohdannyboy Senior member

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    Plenty. Santoni is one brand I had. Try Allen Edmonds or Alden, sorry for not knowing for sure, but I don't buy loafers.

    thanks for the suggestion. unfortunately, i'm having trouble finding a pair without the "penny loafer" type strap (along the top of the foot). does anybody happen to know of any?
     
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    Go with chukkas or chelsea boots. Preferably in suede. Herring Shoes will have any number of options in your price range. For example: Boots. Suede.
     

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