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Tan dress shoes: with what would you wear these?

pocketprotector

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Considering purchasing these. Perfect fit, well made. I'm in love, but don't have a ton of discretionary $$$, so I want to make sure these are good to wear for more than just one or two outfits. So:

1. What's the darkest suit these can be worn with?
2. Are these too playful to be formal?
3. Anything these would go with perfectly? (Doesn't have to be dress wear)

Thanks for the input!
 

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First off details on those awesome shoes please...
1. Navy suit w/ pinstripes
2. If done right they coul be used in a formal enviroment (see above answer)
3. Dark straight or slim jeans, a light blue shirt and a brown tweed jacket
 

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Spring and summer with navy or mid to light grey suits or trousers.
 

pocketprotector

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Originally Posted by anginaprinzmetal
First off details on those awesome shoes please...
3. Dark straight or slim jeans, a light blue shirt and a brown tweed jacket


I do like the sound of #3.

Oh, and details: these are Edward Greens. Don't know which last they are, but I can buy them for $400 brand new. So I'm trying to talk myself (and my wife) into it
 

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i'm afraid there's only one left. You need to be size 13. I'll let you know if I pass on it
 

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Tan seems to be gaining steam as a four season shoe. I'm still a little self-conscious with them in the dead of winter, though...
 

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"gaining steam". I like that. Keep 'em coming, the wife will be powerless to resist!
 

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Originally Posted by pocketprotector
Considering purchasing these. Perfect fit, well made. I'm in love, but don't have a ton of discretionary $$$, so I want to make sure these are good to wear for more than just one or two outfits. So:

1. What's the darkest suit these can be worn with?
2. Are these too playful to be formal?
3. Anything these would go with perfectly? (Doesn't have to be dress wear)

Thanks for the input!


I have a pair of shoes in what I believe is a nearly identical color (JL's August Caramel Calf), so I actually feel qualified to address this:

1. Navy, particularly if it has a pinstripe in a complementary color to the shoes.
2. Define "formal." I wear mine occasionally during the summer at the regional law firm I work for and people always remark on them. I definitely wouldn't wear them to meet with most of my clients or to go to court, but I wouldn't hesitate to wear them to a summer business casual/cocktail attire function.
3. After buying mine, I had a pair of MTM trousers made which are a slate blue with a windowpane pattern in a substantively identical color. I get a very positive reaction to the combination from those who notice. They could also be paired with denim, IMHO.
 

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Originally Posted by Srynerson
I have a pair of shoes in what I believe is a nearly identical color (JL's August Caramel Calf), so I actually feel qualified to address this:

1. Navy, particularly if it has a pinstripe in a complementary color to the shoes.
2. Define "formal." I wear mine occasionally during the summer at the regional law firm I work for and people always remark on them. I definitely wouldn't wear them to meet with most of my clients or to go to court, but I wouldn't hesitate to wear them to a summer business casual/cocktail attire function.
3. After buying mine, I had a pair of MTM trousers made which are a slate blue with a windowpane pattern in a substantively identical color. I get a very positive reaction to the combination from those who notice. They could also be paired with denim, IMHO.


Superb! My idea of "formal" echoes yours, even the law setting. I'm in California, FWIW.
 

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Depending on what other shoes you have (and don't have) and considering the price you're getting them for, I would consider buying them, then having a trusted "shoe guy" strip them down and make them a darker, more versatile brown. I know Ron Rider offered this service at one point. If not, he could likely recommend someone.
 

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Originally Posted by southbound35
I would consider buying them, then having a trusted "shoe guy" strip them down and make them a darker, more versatile brown.

Strip them down and darken them?!
I just died a little inside reading that.
 

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I think they'd contrast nicely with some shades of green.
 

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Originally Posted by southbound35
I would consider buying them, then having a trusted "shoe guy" strip them down and make them a darker, more versatile brown.

Agreed. That heavy contrast between navy and tan shoes is so extreme that it takes all the attention away from anything else you are wearing. Dark brown would be more a lot more versatile.

I would only wear those shoes with tan colors.
 

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