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What to wear

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by shoreman1782, Jun 2, 2005.

  1. shoreman1782

    shoreman1782 Senior member

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    I recently picked up a pair of Certo suede laceups (open laced) from virtualclotheshorse.com (great price and service as always). I really like them - they're a little different from my standard dress shoes, which tend to be conservative. So far, I've only worn them with a brown Canali suit. Could they be worn with jeans? Other casual pants? The suede and open lacing lean towards casual, but the shape is sleek and chisel toed... Images below, lifted from virtualclotheshorse. The shoes have a distinctly chiseled toe, and are leaner and darker than they look in these pics. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    discostu004 Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    i'm not the expert but i say absolutely wear with jeans. in fact today i have some jeans on and i'm wearing the cocoa suede wingtip i have in my store. obviously not the same shoe, but it's all in the conversation.
     
  3. shoreman1782

    shoreman1782 Senior member

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    Bump... Thanks for the input, Lance - no one else has an opinion??
     
  4. philosophe

    philosophe Senior member

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    I have a similar pair in tobacco-colored suede and wear them with everything from jeans to gray flannels.
     
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    faustian bargain Senior member

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    i have a chocolate brown suede captoe that i wear with chinos...but then again i wear all my shoes with chinos... [​IMG] ***edit: khakis -> chinos, fixed to avoid violating my own pet peeve.
     
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    Drinkwaters Senior member

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    I'd wear them with a light weight pin wale cord which is a perfect spring trouser for the weather we've been experiencing.
     
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    Kent Wang Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Hmm, I don't like cord at all for spring/summer, no matter the color.
     
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    johnw86 Senior member

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    Definitely jeans. Maybe gray flannels and chinos.
     
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    you can wear brown suede shoes with almost anything -- they are very flexible.

    I have some brown suede captoe oxfords that i wear with jeans, chinos, flannels, worsted, seersucker, corduroy etc. very very flexible shoe.

    -boston
     

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