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See, I never like the use of boat shoes / camp mocs / ranger mocs / what have you in place of dress shoes. In my mind, they're more casual than sneakers. Casual leathers, lots of contrast, chunky laces, thick rubber soles, age casually...
Thanks for your feedback, I definitely see your point.
 

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See, I never like the use of boat shoes / camp mocs / ranger mocs / what have you in place of dress shoes. In my mind, they're more casual than sneakers. Casual leathers, lots of contrast, chunky laces, thick rubber soles, age casually...
I personally disagree. In the case of the photo that you're referencing I see it as just the right amount of sprezzatura. Everything else about the outfit is textbook. The shoes coordinate and aren't outlandish. But they do make a personal statement. To me, it's the essence of knowing the rules and then purposefully breaking just one of them to show some personality.
 

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I personally disagree. In the case of the photo that you're referencing I see it as just the right amount of sprezzatura. Everything else about the outfit is textbook. The shoes coordinate and aren't outlandish. But they do make a personal statement. To me, it's the essence of knowing the rules and then purposefully breaking just one of them to show some personality.
Yeah, I certainly like those shoes more than I would sneakers. It works fine for me.
 

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See, I never like the use of boat shoes / camp mocs / ranger mocs / what have you in place of dress shoes. In my mind, they're more casual than sneakers. Casual leathers, lots of contrast, chunky laces, thick rubber soles, age casually...
I think it can work, but only with really dressed-down sport coats. I have worn my Rancourt camp mocs with jeans and a corduroy sport coat before, but I wouldn't go for it with khakis and a navy blazer. That classic outfit screams for a penny loafer.
 

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