Sneakers I could wear to the office with a suit

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by rgeftman, Jul 19, 2007.

  1. farfisa23

    farfisa23 Senior member

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    Could you post a picture.. or a link to a picture, farfisa23??

    I bought these in black leather at the Hugo Boss store in BH (FYI: their clothing sucks).

    Zenga, Gucci and Prada makes some really nice and similar styled shoes too. I have had some similar Pradas in the past too. Once a year, new sneaker shoes.

    http://www.zappos.com/n/p/dp/17907863.html

    That said: I work in the auto industry and if I showed up in a pair of Tods driving mocs with the nubs on the sole I would get laughed at so hard my head would spin. My manliness would also get called into question and then people would point.

    When I go to conventions I wear them with with slacks and sweater and tie, where as my Varvartos Chucks hurt and still look too casual for usage. I've tried, ended up with swollen ankles.

    They may be too Euro for some people here, but my feet say thank you after a long day and I like them much more than any AE sneaker shoes.

    Have you tired some Clark Wallabies in black leather, those are comfy, casual and look great with everything. http://www.zappos.com/n/p/dp/6432159/c/72.html

    I have and love these a lot.

    Not everything can be 888-lasted EGs in Antiqued Chestnut.
     


  2. josepidal

    josepidal Senior member

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    I don't know, I've worn properly broken-in EGs on long days without getting my feet killed but then admittedly not on a floor of any kind. I would still say just get rubber soled shoes.
     


  3. scruff

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    Anyone that wears sneakers to the office, especially a business casual office, should be sterilized.

    This is neither a necessary remark, nor a clever quip.

    Anyhow, Paul Smith makes a few "hybrid" shoes that may be up your alley. They look better in person than on the website -

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    these would be in black or brown, obviously -
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    I also think lacoste made/makes a wingtip sneaker that straddles the line.
     


  4. username79

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    This is neither a necessary remark, nor a clever quip.
    This is an online forum, no comments are "necessary." If you wish to wear your homo-fetish elongated sneakers out to the club, that is your business. But if you are wearing them to the office, you are being offensive. The shoes you posted are ugly and unprofessional. If had an employee come in wearing a suit with those kind of shoes, it would stick in my mind, especially when promotion/review time came around. Say what you want about judging performance based on appearance, but it happens. If you are a professional, dress like one. I have worn leather-soled shoes on every single workday and have never had comfort issues.
     


  5. babygreenspots

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    pity those doomed to being professionals...
     


  6. Connemara

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    This is neither a necessary remark, nor a clever quip.

    Anyhow, Paul Smith makes a few "hybrid" shoes that may be up your alley. They look better in person than on the website -

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    these would be in black or brown, obviously -
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    I also think lacoste made/makes a wingtip sneaker that straddles the line.



    Why not just wear a freaking shoe? I don't understand these hybrids.
     


  7. babygreenspots

    babygreenspots Senior member

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    I don't think the first dark brown one (suede?) is ugly. Probably not with a traditional suit, but it could be interesting with checked wool trousers, cotton twill pants, jeans, or several other options. The second brown ones do seem a bit questionable.
     


  8. scruff

    scruff Senior member

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    Why not just wear a freaking shoe? I don't understand these hybrids.

    I agree. I wouldn't wear any of them, but more than a few of the paralegals at my law firm (white-shoe, top-tier NY corp firm, blah blah) do it, and no one bats an eye.
     


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    homo-fetish elongated sneakers

    wtf? homo fetish? do these shoes remind you of elongated gay penises?
     


  10. josepidal

    josepidal Senior member

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    From Reuters, FWIW:

     


  11. tbabes

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    Are there sneakers -- maybe ones that kind of look like shoes -- that I could wear [with a suit] to work?


    There are no sneakers on the face of this earth that I would wear to work with a suit. YMMV
     


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    wtf? homo fetish? do these shoes remind you of elongated gay penises?
    Yes. NAMBLA has approved your shoes.
     


  13. acidboy

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    I'd reconsider using the words "office", "suit" and "sneakers" in a single sentence. You're heading to the wrong direction, career-wise and style-wise.
     


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    Man up and get some Chelseas.
     


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