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Summer shoes

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by itsstillmatt, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Outside of band aid colored dress shoes and Jack Purcells, I've never given them much thought. Can you guys give me a run down? In particular, I'd appreciate somebody telling me the differences between dirty and white bucks, but also any other good suggestions would be welcome.
     
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    itsstillmatt Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    That is an absolutely horrific picture. It burned my eyes. BTW, who made the shoes you wore in WAYWN with that awful belt? Those were great.
     
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    Lobb makes a great one.

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    Boat shoes are an excellent choice for summer. Good with shorts, khakis or jeans.

    I have dirty bucks as well. Great with jeans or khakis. Also would likely be good with a summer suit.

    I'm not sure about white bucks. Seems to me you need to live below the Mason-Dixon and wear seersucker suits with bow ties to pull them off.
     
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    Cravate_Noire Senior member

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    I thought that you would be attracted by that epitome of manliness.
    The shoes you are looking for are from C&J, Newquay in ginger suede on the 341 last (which is called "bulbous" by some blasphemic forumites).
     
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    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Wait, cordovan longwings aren't summer shoes?
     
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    Boat shoes are an excellent choice for summer. Good with shorts, khakis or jeans.


    +1
     
  9. JayJay

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    I wear boat shoes and penny loafers during summer. Dirty bucks would be a great choice.
     
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    dopey Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Are you talking about for wearing with a suit, coat and tie or more casual wear?
     
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    And people wonder why I like neither shorts and loafers nor men. This pictures perfectly illustrates why I'm right.
     
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    That is an absolutely horrific picture. It burned my eyes. BTW, who made the shoes you wore in WAYWN with that awful belt? Those were great.

    +1.. those are not summer shoes..

    I actually wear the plain old, inexpensive JCrew version of the buck in summer. I bought mine a couple of years ago, in white and tan, but these are pretty similar:

    http://www.jcrew.com/AST/Browse/Mens...7335/67335.jsp

    Ominously, they are "imported" now, whereas the ones I have are at least made in Italy.

    Having left Chuck Taylors behind forever once I picked up a 3 handle, I bought these (the tan colored ones) when I want to wear something sneaker like with shorts..

    http://www.zappos.com/product/7504023/color/206735

    And there's always the good old topsider when all else fails..
     
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    If i'm wearing shorts, it means I already don't care about how I look = boat shoes or worse. If I do care how I look, unlined penny loafers.
     
  14. Cravate_Noire

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    I find suede tassel loafers to be far nicer summer shoes than the ubiquitious boat shoes.
    On the other hand, boat shoes are part of the uniform.
     
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    I find suede tassel loafers to be far nicer summer shoes than the ubiquitious boat shoes.
    On the other hand, boat shoes are part of the uniform.


    I think the thing for me is that bare feet and suede just seem to = sweaty feet in my mind.. I am not sure if it is true, because I have never done it, but they just seem like they would be hot..
     
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    Cravate_Noire Senior member

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    Wouldn't the same problem occur with bucks?
     
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    The good thing about suede is that it doesn't absorb odor in the same way as cloth.

    I think the thing for me is that bare feet and suede just seem to = sweaty feet in my mind.. I am not sure if it is true, because I have never done it, but they just seem like they would be hot..
     
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    [​IMG] I'm looking for something to wear more casually, and probably without socks.
     
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    Wouldn't the same problem occur with bucks?

    Yes, another reason I don't wear them without socks..
     

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