Wearing Brogues Without A Suit?

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  1. CityofAngles

    CityofAngles Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone wear Brogues casually with just jeans and like an oxford or something? I have some dark brown pair i just bought but only worn it once with a suit.
     
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    cyc wid it Senior member

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    Like 80% of the posts in the Alden thread?
     
  3. LImorowman

    LImorowman Well-Known Member

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    I say if it looks good, do it. Unless the people you are going to be with know a lot about fashion and will judge you for making a small technical fashion error, I don't think it matters much as long as it looks good, and matches well.
     
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    mike868y Senior member

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    brogues are fine with jeans. it's no "small technical fashion error."
     
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    curzon Senior member

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    You know brogues are a casual shoe, yeah?
     
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    Rincon Senior member

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    I always thought it was weird to wear brouges WITH a suit...
     
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    sexonfabric Senior member

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    For sure...brogues are a casual shoe...look weird with a suit.
     
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    Brogues can go either way. About 1 million people, maybe 1 billion, a day wear them with a suit, doesn't look weird at all. Look great with jeans, khaki's, whatever. They are technically "casual," but there are tons of balmoral brogues out there that look very formal and refined, and look fantastic with suits (although I wouldn't pair them with a tux, but who cares?).
     
  9. LImorowman

    LImorowman Well-Known Member

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    Here is a quote made by JLibourel on styleforum a few years ago talking about brogues with a suit. I will also post a link below.

    "There are those who hold that the wingtip is inherently a casual style.

    However, in the USA, at least, wingtips and suits are like ham and eggs, vanilla ice cream and chocolate syrup.

    Your shoes are bluchers. Some would argue that because they are bluchers, they are inappropriate with suits.

    Outside of forumland, nobody will give a damn.

    Frankly, I think they would look fine with a suit in navy or most shades of gray."

    http://www.styleforum.net/t/131689/wingtips-and-suits/0_30
     
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    this .. I got a pair of white brogues that I wear with pretty much anything but a suit.
     

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