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What shoes with cuffed jeans?

ts4them

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I've seen Get Smart wearing cuffed jeans w/ chelsea boots and I like the look. I have some hot new chelsea's, so that look I have down. Any other ideas about a good shoe to wear w/ dark, unwashed, slim-fit, big-cuffed denim? I want to get some beat up wingtips, I think those are actually the perfect shoe to wear w/ big cuffs.
 

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Personally, I only like cuffs with boots (chelseas, wwork-boots, combat boots, chukkas maybe). Maybe I'm conservative, but shoes seem dwarfed by the cuffs. It makes them look like slippers, IMO. I think of cuffs as a real dock-worker look.
 

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I was thinking of a wingtip w/ an over-extended toe, which would balance out the cuff.(?)
 

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Originally Posted by ts4them
I was thinking of a wingtip w/ an over-extended toe, which would balance out the cuff.(?)

I'd say it could work if its kind of a bulky, wider, english style shoe, rather than a sleek italian dress shoe. Again, this is totally my idiosyncracies talking.
 

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Originally Posted by ts4them
I want to get some beat up wingtips, I think those are actually the perfect shoe to wear w/ big cuffs.

yea good call...I also think wingtips (esp beat up ones) look good with cuffed jeans...preferably bluchers, and nothing too sleek or dressy
 

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Originally Posted by Joel_Cairo
I'd say it could work if its kind of a bulky, wider, english style shoe, rather than a sleek italian dress shoe. Again, this is totally my idiosyncracies talking.
I agree, I actually loathe the look of most italian dress shoes, too prissy and the silhouette is way too small IMO. I was hoping to find something inexpensive, but I think I'm out of luck from what I've seen. Tried e-bay and nothing in my size
. I want some combat boots, but I hate the soles on the cheap ones, too clunky and treaded.
 

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Originally Posted by Joel_Cairo
Personally, I only like cuffs with boots (chelseas, wwork-boots, combat boots, chukkas maybe). Maybe I'm conservative, but shoes seem dwarfed by the cuffs. It makes them look like slippers, IMO. I think of cuffs as a real dock-worker look.
Perhaps this is one case where large feet are an advantage: my 12s are far too big to be dwarfed by mere straightleg cuffs!
In fact, with chelseas I think I need to wear cuffs just to keep the boots from looking like "gunboats". I do get the impression looking at places like eBay and Yoox, however, that traditional dress shoe makers don't make a whole lot of brown wingtip bluchers. Monkstraps are another option that has been discussed before: if they were plain or bicycle toe that should help them stand up to the cuffs, right?
 

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The Alden blucher wingtips may work. With the double leather sole and the shape of the barrie last I think they'd be substantial enough. Not cheap though.
 

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