Split-toed shoes

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Stu, Jan 2, 2003.

  1. Stu

    Stu Senior member

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    I was wondering if split-toed shoes are traditionally more suited to suits, or can they be pulled off with wool dress slacks and a nice shirt for a casual elegant look? I love the look of them but would like to get an idea of how they are normally used.  I don't need dress shoes for a suit, I have tons of them, what  I want is a good pair of black cas. elegant shoes, but don't want to drop $300 and then find they don't work the way I want them to. In particular, these are the shoes I am looking at: Split toes Actually, that link doesn't work right, the one's I'm looking at are called the Bradley, although those Stockbridge shoes featured in the photo might work well too.
     
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    pstoller Senior member

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    You can certainly wear either shoe with typical business casual attire. The Stockbridge, with its rubber sole, is slightly less formal than the leather-soled Bradley, but they look almost identical. I think spit-toes are a good choice for stradling the suit/slacks line.
     
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    bengal-stripe Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The French call the style "Chasse" (Hunt); which gives a clue that they were at on time sport or utility shoes. But that doesn't apply anymore, today they are a casual/dress shoe; far dressier than a boat shoe or a loafer, but not quite right for a really formal business suit.
     
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    Stu Senior member

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    Thanks guys. Sounds like they'll work for what I want them for.
     

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