What color sperry's?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by flyar, Aug 19, 2012.

  1. flyar

    flyar Member

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    I know some of you guys grew out of sperry's and boat shoes or don't like them but please bear with me here. I am deciding on the sahara color and classic brown authentic originals. It seems like the sahara look better when you are just comparing the shoe but it seems like a lot more people enjoy the classic brown. Here is the link, you have to select the different color. Thanks guys.

    http://www.zappos.com/sperry-top-sider-authentic-original
     
  2. KObalto

    KObalto Senior member

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    I like the Sahara, but the real question is which do you prefer?
     
  3. flyar

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    I enjoy both. I like the Sahara more when just comparing them two but it seems like when you pair them with clothes the classic brown looks better.
     
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    Personally, I prefer the Sahara. I was never a big fan of the dark brown / white sole combination.

    But as mentioned before, these will be your shoes, so go with what you like.

    Chris
     
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    I agree! Not a big fan of the Sahara color. I actually have four different pairs of Sperrys. My favorite ones are three colored: white, lime green, and red that I got earlier this year. The laces look like thin climbing rope in white and red. Although these are my favorite, they are not the ones I wear most often. The original brown ones are most versatile for me.
     
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    I've only seen the classic brown in the wild. But based on what I've seen, I'd go with those; they looked pretty good.
     
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    Sahara.
     
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    Im mainly concerned about wearing them with shorts. Do they look good with shorts? And do the white soles get dirty quickly?
    Do you own the sahara?
     
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    No, but they look the best and are probably the most versatile
     
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    Well, I like to wear more color with shorts as they are more casual. If the three colored Sperrys are not your style, then I like the navy & white. The soles are made from rubber and don't stain too easily. They do turn a bit yellowish after a while though - but I think the worn look does look nice.

    Cheers,

    H
     
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    I think the classic brown is less versatile - especially with the white soles - less "appropriate" when wearing at night.

    If you want a more versatile go with the Brown/Buc Brown - the shoe is mostly a brown suede with the dark brown being leather. I have this shoe and it is truly the most versatile Sperry there is. The dark sole allows you to wear it at night or day.

    I actually like the Sahara too, but that's because it is more similar to the Brown/Buc Brown that I have. I find that shoe to be more versatile than the "classic brown" shoe you are considering.

    The "amaretto" is quite nice too...
     
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    Sebago makes a much better shoe, especially their Schooner model. It only comes in one color, a pleasing golden brown with dark brown sole.
     
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    I think Sperrys are fine with shorts, that's what I do.

    Could be wearing shorts on a boat.
     
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    Sahara, the white sole destroys the classic brown!
     

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