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What to wear white shoes with

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dshin, Feb 18, 2008.

  1. JLibourel

    JLibourel Senior member

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    I am surprised nobody has mentioned white ducks or other white cotton trousers. I have four pairs of the latter, and often wear them in the summer in conjunction with one of my blazers or my cream-colored wool-silk-linen blend jacket and a pair of white bucks or spectators.
     
  2. TCN

    TCN Senior member

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    Great shoes. I'd do those with just about any summer look other than shorts or the ol' computer salesman (polo shirt and khakis). Certainly with any long sleeve BD or jacket, linen, or more refined cotton trousers.
     
  3. Vintage Gent

    Vintage Gent Senior member

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    This guy knows a thing or two about white shoes.

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  4. Connemara

    Connemara Senior member

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    To wear white shoes, you must be: A.) Jewish B.) Retired C.) Residing in Boca Raton, FL [​IMG]
     
  5. Thurston

    Thurston Senior member

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    To wear white shoes, other than bucs you must be:

    A.) Jewish
    B.) Retired
    C.) Residing in Boca Raton, FL


    Fixed
     
  6. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Senior member

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    To wear white shoes, you must be:

    A.) Jewish
    B.) Retired
    C.) Residing in Boca Raton, FL


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    So basically, everybody in Boca except Jon?
     
  7. Connemara

    Connemara Senior member

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    So basically, everybody in Boca except Jon?
    LOL
     
  8. strazzaque

    strazzaque Senior member

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    Light grey pants, but your shirt, complexion and hair colour will greatly influence the overall effect.
     
  9. sloaney

    sloaney Senior member

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    black shoe polish
     
  10. TCN

    TCN Senior member

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    Pair white shoes with a white belt for the "full Cleveland".
     
  11. kennethpollock

    kennethpollock Senior member

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    Pair white shoes with a white belt for the "full Cleveland".


    And remember, both the belt and shoes should be patent leather. Best worn with Sansbelt polyester double-knit pastel-colored slacks, a Banlon shirt, and a white cap.
     
  12. Dress to the Nines

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    Linen of course but consider seersucker pants or shorts. No socks!
     
  13. acidboy

    acidboy Senior member

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    Just a thought, and it will probably go down better in the SW&D forum, but perhaps it might go with a slim cut pair of dark denims.
     
  14. crazyquik

    crazyquik Senior member

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    Vannevar Bush, rockin the white bucks [​IMG]
     
  15. lasbar

    lasbar Senior member

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    No sun ,no deep south ,no sunny beaches ,no white shoes..Simple as that...

    You will look a pimp ,a reject from Miami Vice or very camp if you do wear them in the wrong context......

    I remeber a guy in Mayfair trying the D&G white laofers with massive sunglasses...Not working at all for me..
     
  16. spertia

    spertia Senior member

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    Besides jeans, what else goes with them?

    Perhaps it might go with a slim cut pair of dark denims.

    [​IMG]
     
  17. alliswell

    alliswell Senior member

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    No sun ,no deep south ,no sunny beaches ,no white shoes..Simple as that...

    You will look a pimp ,a reject from Miami Vice or very camp if you do wear them in the wrong context......

    I remeber a guy in Mayfair trying the D&G white laofers with massive sunglasses...Not working at all for me..


    No-one's saying that you can't get white shoes wrong (D&G was the hint to me). I think that the suggestions above - especially Vannevar Bush - show the way to do it right.
     
  18. strazzaque

    strazzaque Senior member

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    This is a 'street' shoe, but you could wear the light grey pants, even with a glen plaid pattern, and set them off against white shoes.
    My personal preference is to wear white shoes with grey, over black, but that is mainly because I don't wear black, as much as possible.
    [​IMG]
     
  19. lasbar

    lasbar Senior member

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    I will struggle with white shoes even on holidays...

    It is a look working very well on other people but not on me...
     
  20. guygrand

    guygrand New Member

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    I'm thinking about buying some white oxfords or wing tips. But besides jeans, what else goes with them?

    Thanks.

    Nothing. Don't do it.
     

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