What colour Deck/Boat shoes are most versatile? e.g. you can wear with every style

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  1. adamt

    adamt Senior member

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    Im looking to buy my first pair of deck/boat shoes, but im not sure which colour of deck/boat shoes is most versatile?
    I want these shoes for weekend and evening wear , like to the shops, round a friends, cinema, restaurants

    will be wearing with creme brown/black chinos, denim/black jeans, creme/gray cargos
    with a sweater and/or casual shirt, sometimes just a polo t-shirt

    thank yoy
     


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    Boat shoes are not evening wear.

    That said, brown leather is your best option.
     


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    adamt Senior member

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    thanks for the reply,
    why are boat shoes not suitable for evening wear? it would just be for restaurants, round a friends, cinema, etc nothing formal


    im now turn between brown and navy:

    [​IMG]




    Of these 2 which do others feel is the more versatile?
    all opinions appreciated
     
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    adamt Senior member

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    Bump?

    Which is more versatile, the navy boat shoes or brown ones, in the pics?
     


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    I wear Sperry's all the time, I have for years. I own the navy, dark brown, and light brown... the dark brown are BY FAR the most versatile.

    The navy ones are my favorite but also the least versatile.
     


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    Thanks,

    Are there any specific colour clothes that dont go well with the dark brown boat shoes?
    same question for the navy boat shoes

    why are boat shoes not casual evening wear?
     
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    atila Senior member

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    boat shoes are great for casual evening wear! i think perhaps the OP who told you not to wear them at night thought you meant for formal events, implied when you said for "evening wear" but perhaps skipped your description of uses.

    comfortable, stylish, and very appropriate in the evening. in fact, i went out to a couple lounges last night in old town claremont last night wearing my light brown sperries.

    the dark brown can literally go with everything, i can't think of an color combo it wouldn't work except perhaps faded black jeans or brown pants.
     


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    adamt Senior member

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    when you say brown pants, would that include light brown cargos like these:

    http://shop.uniqlo.com/uk/goods/070768


    If it does. there aren't many other neutral calm colours i could wear besides blacks and browns
    which limits my options with dark brown boat shoes

    i dont wear the bright loud colour bottoms, like the reds/bright blues /yellows


    thank you for the information
     


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    atila Senior member

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    Those are fine... if you noticed, the model is wearing brown shoes with them. I wear a lot of cotton navy and black pants and black jeans and brown sperries look great with all of them.
     


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    Not a fan of the white stitching or sole... also makes it less appealing for evening wear, look for a shoe that has a dark sole, these are the dark brown Sperry's I wear often: [​IMG]
     


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    I'd say you could go with either the navy or the brown. Going with a dark sole would be more appropriate if you plan on using it during the evening. I personally would only avoid wearing them with black.
     


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    I wear both navy and the dark brown above with BB black milano pants and with black (unfaded) jeans and both shoes look fantastic with black.
     


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    Okay,
    If some dont advise to wear dark brown boat shoes with black jeans/cargos,
    what colour shoes can i wear with black bottoms?

    again, only for casual wear


    Atila, i completely agree that the white sole is not that good a look, i do definitely prefer the dark / matching soles,

    but i cant seem to find any here in the UK that have dark soles
     


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    What color is your boat?
     


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