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Tan shoes with....

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by qtdude, Jan 14, 2010.

  1. qtdude

    qtdude Well-Known Member

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    Was thinking of getting these:

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    And pairing with my navy suits as a break from the black, burgundy, brown suedes I typically wear. I know its not too formal but I wear a suit 4-5/week and have seen this before.

    Your thoughts?
     
  2. luftvier

    luftvier Senior member

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    Was thinking of getting these:

    [​IMG]

    And pairing with my navy suits as a break from the black, burgundy, brown suedes I typically wear. I know its not too formal but I wear a suit 4-5/week and have seen this before.

    Your thoughts?


    Do eet. Many forvmites do already. Peruse WAYWRN for examples.
     
  3. Gutman

    Gutman Senior member

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    Indeed. those will look great with a bit of wear and care. the dark edging will go nicely with a darker polish, and work well with navy or tan. probably not for a pinstripe though.
     
  4. archetypal_yuppie

    archetypal_yuppie Senior member

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    The color is fine. Very italian look to wear it with a navy suit.

    The shoe itelf - a little blobby in the toe region.
     
  5. rioni

    rioni Senior member

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    not crazy about them
     
  6. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    It can work, but I prefer darker brown.
     
  7. Sanguis Mortuum

    Sanguis Mortuum Senior member

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    The shoe itelf - a little blobby in the toe region.

    They aren't the slightest bit blobby...
     
  8. MortyGras

    MortyGras Senior member

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    The colour of that shoe doesn't even resemble tan.
    If you get some real tan shoes, use them with a light grey shoe!
     
  9. archetypal_yuppie

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    They aren't the slightest bit blobby...

    Allow me to explain my usage of the word blobby. While the toe isn't circular in shape like some Church's, as seen from above, it is, in my opinion somewhat high in elevation, as seen from the side at ground level. I give myself the right to use blobby in that context.

    The exact opposite might be G&G, which has a very low profile on the toe box for most of its shoes (and often a chiseled toe, which is also lacking here).

    I checked out the Peal & Co (C&J) monk's at BB a few months ago, but didn't buy for this reason.

    To each his own...
     
  10. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Senior member

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    They'll work fine. The color on them is versatile to wear with almost anything.
     
  11. acidboy

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    just make sure your navy suit is on the slimmer side and those shoes are fine.
     
  12. qtdude

    qtdude Well-Known Member

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    Stick with the tan. I reserve brown for combos that would only allow it (such as a jacket or coat that would not go with tan).
     
  14. teddieriley

    teddieriley Senior member

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    Wait, you smell that?
    I think it would look fine with a navy suit - pinstripe even. Obviously it is not a conservative choice, but still looks good, particularly with a more slim fitting suit. I've posted pics with the combo before (oxfords, not monks). Some SFers like it, some don't. So whatever floats your boat.

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  15. qtdude

    qtdude Well-Known Member

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    Too sweet, just got back from the Alden store and they were on sale!!!

    Thanks for all the comments.
     
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    The color is fine. Very italian look to wear it with a navy suit.

    The shoe itelf - a little blobby in the toe region.


    It was the fashion 2 or 3 years ago.

    Tan shoes were everywhere especiall on London estate agents coupled with the infamous enormous tie knots.

    Go for dark brown shoes ,they're more versatile and look less casual.
     
  18. Imperator

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    It was the fashion 2 or 3 years ago.

    Tan shoes were everywhere especiall on London estate agents coupled with the infamous enormous tie knots.

    Go for dark brown shoes ,they're more versatile and look less casual.


    What an annoying, condescending prat you are.
     
  19. lasbar

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    What an annoying, condescending prat you are.


    Thank you for the compliment.
     
  20. lasbar

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    I think it would look fine with a navy suit - pinstripe even. Obviously it is not a conservative choice, but still looks good, particularly with a more slim fitting suit. I've posted pics with the combo before (oxfords, not monks). Some SFers like it, some don't. So whatever floats your boat.

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    The top one is all right because of the heavy antiquing.
     

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