thoughts on these shoes.......

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  1. spicolli1976

    spicolli1976 Active Member

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    I am looking for something different than the typical business shoe to wear with my navy suits. What are your thoughts on these in sand/chocolate?

    Thanks!!!

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  2. msart84

    msart84 Well-Known Member

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    I've seen derbys work before in an office setting (just once) and they were not suede and had a very fine sole. That will not work
     


  3. Gdot

    Gdot Senior member

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    Not with a suit - sorry.

    There have been times in the past when you might see saddle shoes with suits but it's not much loved currently.
     


  4. KObalto

    KObalto Senior member

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    Uh, those aren't derbies (which can be fine at the office) and, no, I would not wear those with a navy suit.
     


  5. JubeiSpiegel

    JubeiSpiegel Senior member

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    If you want different, how about a monk strap instead?
     


  6. Ivon

    Ivon Senior member

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    Burgundy brogues ftw
     


  7. md2010

    md2010 Senior member

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    Sorry mate, these are way too casual. It will be hard to wear just with plain office attire ....with navy suit - no chance. If you want nice saddle shoes to wear on a business environment and also be a bit different then look for florsheim by duckie brown saddle shoes. They look sleek IMO .
     


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    Trompe le Monde Senior member

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    Never those shoes with a suit. With a sport coat combo, yes.
     


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    If you really are Spiccoli then you'll be fine wearing these with your suit, and presumably ordering pizza to the boardroom as well :) Rock on!

    Otherwise, no.
     


  11. Stony32

    Stony32 Well-Known Member

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    For some reason, I only think of saddle shoes as being appropriate for schoolboys. The only suit I see these with is seersucker--maybe.
     


  12. msart84

    msart84 Well-Known Member

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    I was thinking saddles and said derby. Is that considered a freudian slip?
     


  13. spicolli1976

    spicolli1976 Active Member

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    I agree, just trying to think of something different. Thanks for the input.
     


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    anginaprinzmetal Senior member

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    do not do it...
     


  15. KObalto

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    Well, you can't have a proper Derby without saddles. :D
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