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Suede shoes good for any occasion?

Sanguis Mortuum

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Not for any occasion, no; you should not be wearing them to a black tie event for example...

A suede oxford is probably the most versatile of all shoes though.
 

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Originally Posted by Sanguis Mortuum
Not for any occasion, no; you should not be wearing them to a black tie event for example... A suede oxford is probably the most versatile of all shoes though.
Can the suede oxford shoe still be versatile in less common colors like green, purple, red, or blue? What versatile style of shoe would you suggest for black tie events?
 

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Originally Posted by Sanguis Mortuum
Not for any occasion, no; you should not be wearing them to a black tie event for example...

A suede oxford is probably the most versatile of all shoes though.


I like the idea of black suede oxford captoes with a tuxedo, in stead of the usual shiny stuff. (Not that I have tuxedo occassions.)
 

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Originally Posted by alwaysin
Can the suede oxford shoe still be versatile in less common colors like green, purple, red, or blue?

Of course not, mid-brown would be the most versatile. Any colour such as those listed can look good, but would also severely limit what it can be worn with.

Originally Posted by alwaysin
What versatile style of shoe would you suggest for black tie events?

There is no such thing, for black tie events you should wear patent oxfords or opera pumps, neither of which are remotely versatile for anything other than black tie.

Although, I do agree with NOBD that a black suede oxford could be kinda cool for certain events, the sort where you could also get away with wearing a velvet jacket.
 

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Originally Posted by redtag
I believe that suede shoes may be worn in casual events. But, it is a big no-no to wear them on formal occassions especially when you are required to wear suits and such.

Suede shoes can definitely be worn with a suit!

Where I'm at I never see suede shoes (other then on boots) so I love wearing them to differentiate. I love the look personally. I was inspired by Spoo wearing a pair of suede wingtips (Alden I think... for the record I'm not sure it was Spoo either) But who it was is beside the point, they look great with a suit.
 

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Originally Posted by Achilles_
Suede shoes can definitely be worn with a suit!

Where I'm at I never see suede shoes (other then on boots) so I love wearing them to differentiate. I love the look personally. I was inspired by Spoo wearing a pair of suede wingtips (Alden I think... for the record I'm not sure it was Spoo either) But who it was is beside the point, they look great with a suit.


Suede wingtips?
 

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and hmmm sf asian escorts, wonder what those are like.
 

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Very nice. Would be perfect on the 337 last.
 

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Originally Posted by NOBD
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Very nice. Would be perfect on the 337 last.


Check out the dark brown suede Carmina oxfords at the Armoury store.
 

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