Your one essential Spring/Summer shoe

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by officeboy, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. The Louche

    The Louche Senior member

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    I'm obsessed with penny loafers right now, and gradually becoming more obsessed with my new Alden/BB tassels. I will certainly wear each quite a bit - pennies with everything except for CBD, tassels mainly sockless with CBD.

    I'll also wear some boat shoes, and am hoping to pick up some dirty bucks to complement my white pair.
     
  2. southbound35

    southbound35 Senior member

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    Various loafers for the office (very casual work environment). Drivers and Jack Purcells for non-work pursuits.
     
  3. w.o.e.is.me.

    w.o.e.is.me. Senior member

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    And after over a year of lurking I finally register so I can vote boat shoe.

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  4. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    For me, spring means it's time to pull out my whiskey shells, boat shoes, and penny loafers.
     
  5. cptjeff

    cptjeff Senior member

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    I am glad that I am the lone person who selected black oxford, and not one of the people who selected sandals, or sneakers...

    So you wear black oxfords on the beach? At the ballgame? At barbecues?

    OP said outside of work. Being the type of person who wears black oxfords everywhere outside of work is not something I would be proud of. Becuase it would mean I'm a really boring person who leads a really boring life.
     
  6. Holdfast

    Holdfast Senior member

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    Mid-tan loafers, I think. Pretty versatile items.

    Although, in truth, I don't think I really have a "go-to" shoe, as such.
     
  7. lasbar

    lasbar Senior member

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    thinking of getting some white supergas for this summer

    All the Italian girls I used to fancy 25 years ago had them...

    I used to love them...
     
  8. Kuro

    Kuro Senior member

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    All the Italian girls I used to fancy 25 years ago had them...

    I used to love them...


    the girls or the shoes?[​IMG]

    interesting that you say this because for years i only saw italian women wearing these and wondering if they were available for men...only just recently are the sold in nyc.
     
  9. gurrenlagaan

    gurrenlagaan New Member

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    Boat shoes just ooze that spring sumer feel, something in bright red shiz
     
  10. Raralith

    Raralith Senior member

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    White bucks
     
  11. Srynerson

    Srynerson Senior member

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    "Other" = Spectators for me.
     
  12. bringusingoodale

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    Thrifted some AE driving shoes in tan suede. I think I am going to wear these like other people wear sandals. In my mind I think I can wear them with denim and probably chinos, but I won't find out for sure until I try them.
     
  13. Master Squirrel

    Master Squirrel Senior member

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    I'm hoping it to be the new Strawfuts I purchased.

    Alas, we are still ensconced in snow in these parts, so Spring may never arrive.


    This.
     
  14. Working Stiff

    Working Stiff Senior member

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    I'm much less a fan of boat shoes these days, now that they are frat boy shoes. Bucks are good.

    I'm looking to get some very thin-soled / low profile black lace-ups for this summer. maybe a two eyelet derby. To wear with dark, loose pants (navy or black) and t-shirts.
     
  15. TRA8324

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    I'm much less a fan of boat shoes these days, now that they are frat boy shoes.

    I've heard a couple people say this. Maybe it's just because i'm in the south, but i've found boat shoes to always be popular with the preppy/fratty crowd. They were popular when I was in a fraternity in the mid 00's. I think they've become more popular with hipsters lately due to the whole americana trend.
     

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