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Which "Casual Shoes" to wear with Jeans?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by Jl24, Feb 24, 2007.

  1. Jl24

    Jl24 Senior member

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    What shoes do you guys wear with jeans for casual occasions? Dress shoes, sneakers, boots, .... or something in between?

    Dress shoes - seems a bit too dressy for casual
    Sneakers - what I'm currently wearing but it seems a bit college
    Boots - I'm not a boot guy

    What kind of casual shoes can I wear to look a step above sneakers but not so much that I'm trying hard?
     
  2. CoryB

    CoryB Senior member

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    What shoes do you guys wear with jeans for casual occasions? Dress shoes, sneakers, boots, .... or something in between?

    Dress shoes - seems a bit too dressy for casual
    Sneakers - what I'm currently wearing but it seems a bit college
    Boots - I'm not a boot guy

    What kind of casual shoes can I wear to look a step above sneakers but not so much that I'm trying hard?


    Then boots are for you. Chelseas or jodhpurs are a step-up, but still casual. I personally wear dress shoes with jeans, but that is just me.
     
  3. jcrew923

    jcrew923 Active Member

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    loafers?
    i've got j.crew driving mocs
    they can look a little dressier but definitely higher end casual as well w/ jeans
    [​IMG]
    those are the ones i have
     
  4. VMan

    VMan Senior member

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    Short desert boots in tan suede, with crepe sole? Technically a 'boot', but feels more like a shoe.
     
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    lance konami Senior member

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    Maharlika Senior member

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    Depends entirely on the jeans but lately, I've been wearing my boots.
     
  7. BrettChaotix

    BrettChaotix Senior member

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    IMHO converse rule!! Especially black chucks because you can sneak them into "slightly more formal than casual" situations sometimes. I've got a pair of black high-top chucks with red stitching that I clean after every wear because I love them so much. I guess I dress kinda hipster but If I wear them with black jeans/blazer I always get complements from girls.

    I don't really wear boots with jeans either, except for my 2 pairs of 3-eye Doc Martins (one black, one brown) look great with boot-cuts.

    My APC New Cures are so damn skinny they only seem to look good with high-top chucks or my slip on vans, all my other shoes looks weird....
     
  8. Eason

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    I picked up a pair of Diesel shoes, eggplant leather with purple accents, $50. My 2nd pair of Diesel shoes in a row, I don't know, they're so comfortable...
     
  9. Max

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    Who are you people and what god-awful pit of noveau hipsterdom did you come from?

    Tod's driving moccasins. Sperry top-siders. Suede desert boots. Pretend you're subtle and don't buy them in ridiculous colors (read: anything but brown or black) unless you can actually pull them off. If you have to think about whether you can pull them off, you can't.
     
  10. BrettChaotix

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    I picked up a pair of Diesel shoes, eggplant leather with purple accents, $50. My 2nd pair of Diesel shoes in a row, I don't know, they're so comfortable...

    I grabbed a pair of Diesel Remys - pale green with dark green accents for about the same price and like them with boot-cut/straights but not so much with the skinny jeans. They are comfy. I got them at Journeys for $50 but now they are back up to $89
     
  11. jtran33

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    Air Force Ones?

    A shoe that is very casual, but unlike regular sneakers. White on White is the classiest color way you can get. Make sure to get lows if you want a casual look, mids look too "gangster" in my eyes.
     
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    jet Senior member

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    Who are you people and what god-awful pit of noveau hipsterdom did you come from?

    [​IMG]

    An invasion I'd call it and all of a sudden mind you.
     
  13. SGladwell

    SGladwell Senior member

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    What shoes do you guys wear with jeans for casual occasions? Dress shoes, sneakers, boots, .... or something in between?
    Yes.
    What kind of casual shoes can I wear to look a step above sneakers but not so much that I'm trying hard?
    If you're not a boot guy (odd idea to me, but whatever) then consider a more substantial loafer, such as the JM Weston 180. Of course, they're not cheap, but either are most of the jeans discussed here. Another option might be a split-toe Norwegian in a pebblegrain leather.
     
  14. Get Smart

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    def Boots.
    -brogued
    -chelsea
    -side zip
    -chukka
    -jodhpur
    -engineer

    all good choices with jeans or casual trousers

    I could replace my entire shoe collection (excluding penny loafers) with just boots and never look back
     
  15. Bona Drag

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    Yes.

    +1, although I would say that sometimes you have to watch it with dress shoes. I like the idea of retiring, say, beat-down wingtips or cap-toes from your dress wardrobe and pairing them with jeans. Not every type or condition of dress shoe works, obviously, but the ones that do look great. If you're not a boot guy, try becoming one; I suppose you could also try rubber-soled casual suede or leather oxfords.

    Aside from those, they tried the "step up from sneakers" thing with the leather Steve Madden/Kenneth Cole/Sketchers bowling shoe craze and ended up committing one of the most atrocious fashion crimes of the past decade. Ain't nothing wrong with the classics...
     
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    I wear anything from Pumas to Vans to Converse.
     
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    Adidas Kareem lo--You won't see everyone and their mama with them! White Chuck Taylors (leather!), Jack Purcells(ditto) Air Force One low--all good choices. Boots, boots and more boots--as long as they don't have a Cuban heel!! I also agree with Max--go with the classics--they work for me!![​IMG]
     
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    I need to get some good boots once I have more money. RM Williams seems like a good place to start. I'll wear dress shoes depending on the shoe and on the situation. As for sneakers, I wear Asics and Brooks running shoes. I need actual arch support.
     
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    I have really been into monkstraps of late.
     
  20. SGladwell

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    Aside from those, they tried the "step up from sneakers" thing with the leather Steve Madden/Kenneth Cole/Sketchers bowling shoe craze and ended up committing one of the most atrocious fashion crimes of the past decade. Ain't nothing wrong with the classics...

    I don't know. I think Tod's did some decent ones. Also, a friend of mine when I was a consultant wore blue Campers all the time. Not my style, but they certainly fit him.
     

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