- Apr 10, 2011
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My personal feeling is that shoes should be the foundation of your wardrobe, not the center. As is, your shoe wardrobe seems fine for how you dress now. If you wanted to add another pair, then I think a pair of suede chukkas could be useful. Dark pebble grain can also be useful for chukkas. I personally dislike smooth calf chukkas, as I think the design lends too much unbroken expanse without a textured leather such as suede or pebble grain.Yes, I def need those! To my understanding chukka boots are for the fall/winter?
I know exactly what you mean. When I started my shoe journey it became an addiction to have as many shoes possible without thinking about what I was trying to achieve. So this is how I ended up with 13 shoes from which I sold a few. The only one on the list are the cognac Santoni's I'm trying to get rid off and the cognac Francesco Benigno's.
These are the kinds of clothes I'm wearing now. most are from the summer that's why I'm wearing polos (don't mind the mask it is a photoshop lol):
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But im not "happy" with my style now. I'm aiming for the style Kirby Allison has. So that would be very formal.
When I look at your collection of shoes, I see too many oxfords given how you dress. I also think you have too many tan shoes. Both are harder to wear than plainer, more casual shoes in dark brown. I think people buy oxfords and tan shoes because they catch the eye when you're shopping. But in a classic men's style outfit, shoes are not meant to catch the eye. The focus is typically on the shirt, tie, and jacket combo, the V-shape under your chin. Incoherent shoes become distracting and draw the eye downwards.
If you're still developing the rest of your wardrobe, I would let your taste naturally evolve and see where it takes you. Buy shoes around your wardrobe and as the need arises.