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Sneakers With Tailoring: Yes, No, Maybe?

Sneakers With Tailoring: Yes, No, Maybe?

  • No, never.

  • Yes, it can be done tastefully.

  • Not sure.


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Waldo Jeffers

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Yeah I sort of agree that that Common Projects type look comes off as both banal and pretentious. One should wear real sneakers from sportswear brands/milsurp, though I do find that vintage styles work a bit better with tailoring.
just wear Stan Smiths if you want white sneakers

they look better too
 

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So many CP look alike though
it would just be basic these days you can’t tell if it’s CP or the $75 version…
That's because they are the same in terms of materials and construction - there's a video somewhere where a dude takes a saw to a pair of CPs and finds that they are very basic indeed. But nobody pretends CP are constructed better, indeed when you see trainers made using 'real' shoemaking techniques they usually just don't look right. So you're paying for the aesthetic: the 'purity', the shape, and especially those little gold numbers... I don't actually have any problem with people who want to do that. CP started something and I think they still look good even if they are now in field of dozens of imitators, although I'd prefer Margiela imitation GATs if I had money to burn on minimal sneakers.

edit: and yes, Stan Smiths are still okay too - I'm looking forward to the promised mushroom leather version.
 

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That's because they are the same in terms of materials and construction - there's a video somewhere where a dude takes a saw to a pair of CPs and finds that they are very basic indeed.
I think that's Rose Anvil, if it's the one I'm thinking of.

 

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^ when someone wears something I don't like



^ when someone tells me that they don't like what I'm wearing
But how can bright white sneakers not draw your eye down even more than tan shoes??

I think some guys have paid a lot of $$$ for sneakers and then feel entitled to wear them with a suit regardless of how banal it looks!!!

Whereas when Doctor Who wears his Converse with a pin stripe it's somehow more genuinely "punk"

Because being an Alien Timelord he doesn't actually care what anyone thinks!!!

Thats when it can work IMHO
 

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But how can bright white sneakers not draw your eye down even more than tan shoes??

I think some guys have paid a lot of $$$ for sneakers and then feel entitled to wear them with a suit regardless of how banal it looks!!!

Whereas when Doctor Who wears his Converse with a pin stripe it's somehow more genuinely "punk"

Because being an Alien Timelord he doesn't actually care what anyone thinks!!!

Thats when it can work IMHO
Sorry, I don't pay attention to what others think. I dress purely for my private pleasure. Infinite ways to wear clothes. No wrong way. Accept them all.
 
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Again, this convo is better had in CE. So if you wish to talk about it, I invite you to start a thread in CE.

On matters of dress, I wish traditional modes of Western dress were so "obviously superior" that even our citizens would adopt them. But instead, we have green and blue shoes with navy suits. 😢
I wouldn't pair green with a navy suit, because I don't think green and blue go well together.

I'd pair green shoes with tans, greys, and browns chiefly.
 

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With the exception of implied or prescribed professional attire, how one dresses is an extension of one’s personality. If you’re the type who looks at home and is comfortable wearing sneakers with tailored clothing, then you’ll be fine and will be celebrated for it.

On the contrary, if you’re not and you don’t have that type of personality, you’ll be uncomfortable and it will show. Then you’ll be a “tryhard” as alluded to in another post.
 

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I wouldn't pair green with a navy suit, because I don't think green and blue go well together.

I'd pair green shoes with tans, greys, and browns chiefly.
The ceaseless importation of iGents with no tradition of, taste for, or experience with the coat-and-tie means that the dress population grows more wacky, more clownish, less elegant, less sophisticated, and less traditionally American with every fashion cycle. As does, of course, the U.S. population, where every downtown center is full of men wearing walnut-colored oxfords with chinos, Allbirds with suits, and Ferragamo horsebit loafers with shorts. This is the core reason why clothing and shoe merchants think they are on the cusp of a permanent financial victory that will forever obviate the need to pretend that shoes should be considered as part of a wardrobe. Because they are.
 

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Sorry, I don't pay attention to what others think. I dress purely for my private pleasure. Infinite ways to wear clothes. No wrong way. Accept them all.
😉 I'll note that as a "no comment" on the the contradiction of drawing the eye down compared to tan shoes then

BTW It's not me wearing them, as it just looks contrived/attention seeking to my eyes (fashion over style)

However, I think sneakers and suit can work as part of a personal style if they are cheap and canvas, but yet to be fully convinced

Hence my vote for not sure

Show me some pics, persuade me

Snarky Editing, I just find amusing as it involves no skills or style 😉
 

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