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Tan/Brown boots for office

Discussion in 'Menswear Advice' started by Ceps, Apr 13, 2016.

  1. Ceps

    Ceps Member

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    Hey guys!

    I'm looking for my first pair of boots (mmm, well I've got some Clarks DB) so I guess it's second pair of boots. I have $200 gift card from amazon and I'd like to keep it below that. If I could I'd get AE Dalton (which I love) but can't afford them, Alden Indy are also nice.

    I've seen these Massimo Matteo Wing Boot and Thursday Boot Company Diplomat (similar to both models previously mentioned) but I have no idea if they will just fall apart after a couple of months tbh. I work at an office (programmer) and drive my own car to work so no much walking, however, I will probably wear them on weekends which do involve a lot of walking. I was considering Chippewas Rugged Handcrafted Lace-Up because I've read nothing but great reviews from them but they are not as dressy as the others although cheaper.

    Thanks in advance!
     


  2. LA Guy

    LA Guy Opposite Santa Staff Member Admin Moderator

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    I don't know that you are wearing them with.

    The Chippewas are a good workboot, and typically considered too casual for office use. But as a programmer, you probably have a lot of latitude, and the Chippewas will probably look great with jeans.
     


  3. Ceps

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    Mostly slacks, I really don't have to be too dressy but I don't want to look like a programmer [​IMG]
     


  4. Murlsquirl

    Murlsquirl The Moral Squirrel Dubiously Honored Moderator

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    Dress wool trousers or casual cotton chinos? If casual cotton chinos, I would probably go with something from Red Wing...Heritage chukka or Moc 6".
     


  5. Ceps

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    Thanks for your reply.

    I've got both and was thinking I could use my Clarks DB with cotton chinos, which leaves me few options for dress trousers. That's why I was thinking something a little more dressy than Chippewas or similar.
    Again, I'd love to buy AE Dalton but it's simply not possible; I've read people saying whatever time you saved now just wait and do it again until you can afford *insert item here*, I'd have to wait a year (and maybe more) to get $400 for Daltons hahahaha, I'm sorry it sounds pathetic, but I'm from Venezuela and things here are going down hill fast and getting $ is ridiculous. I mean, I spent like $2k on a computer a couple years ago and it was nothing now that amount... I'd have to be rich.
     


  6. cloven

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    If you're trying to wear a boot with dress slacks, I would definitely recommend a more formal boot than the chippewa ones, which would be best paired with jeans. If you really wanted to spring for Daltons, you can get seconds quality from shoebank for $349, here http://www.shoebank.com/FactorySecondInventory.php?STY=1111S&DIM=D&SIZE=100. As a far cheaper alternative, I've heard a lot of good reviews about the JC Penny Stafford dress boot, found here http://www.jcpenney.com/stafford-deacon-mens-wingtip-leather-boots/prod.jump?ppId=pp5004560043. I know you're trying to buy off of Amazon so both of these products might be helpful, but I just thought I'd add to your options.
     


  7. Ceps

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    Thanks cloven! The Stafford Deacon sure look nice.
     


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