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Wingtip shoes without a tie?

lightox

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I recently got a pair of black wingtip shoes because I wanted to have some new shoes to the job. The first day it was pretty obvious that people dressed a lot more casually than I had expected. Nobody wears ties to work. If I'm not wearing a tie, would it look okay to wear black wingtips with trousers and a shirt?
 

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Yes, I do it all the time, if they are a blucher (open lacing) instead of a balmoral (closed lacing), it makes them even more casual.
 

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Thanks for the fast reply. Actually they're closed lacing. Do you think it's still fine to wear?
 

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Closed lacing is typically for suits, but if you are wearing slacks/trousers (i.e. not chinos or jeans) and a dress shirt, then I think you are safe. Quite frankly, I doubt anyone will notice the lacing.
 

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Closed lacing is typically for suits, but if you are wearing slacks/trousers (i.e. not chinos or jeans) and a dress shirt, then I think you are safe. Quite frankly, I doubt anyone will notice the lacing.

This is absolutely not true. yes bulchers are more casual but it doesnt look off or strange, it's a matter of preference. personally I dont like bulchers and wouldnt even wear them with jeans simply because i do not like the look of them.
 

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