Friday Sartorial Discusssion - Shoes

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Do you have this shoe or something very similar?

Poll ended at Fri Nov 13, 2020 2:08 pm

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Friday Sartorial Discusssion - Shoes

Post by A_B » Fri Nov 06, 2020 2:08 pm

How many of you have a pair like this? Not necessarily the same color, as I've seen them in black and even a light brown, but basically leather almost sneaker look but clearly meant to be more fashionable.

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Post by mister d » Fri Nov 06, 2020 2:11 pm

I assume chucks don't count as they're the sneakers these are fancying up?
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Post by P.D.X. » Fri Nov 06, 2020 2:11 pm

My dad wears those almost exact ones.

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Re: Friday Sartorial Discusssion - Shoes

Post by A_B » Fri Nov 06, 2020 2:12 pm

mister d wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 2:11 pm
I assume chucks don't count as they're the sneakers these are fancying up?
Correct.
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Post by govmentchedda » Fri Nov 06, 2020 2:25 pm

No, but I like them. I don't like the way they look with suits though, a la all football announcers.
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Re: Friday Sartorial Discusssion - Shoes

Post by A_B » Fri Nov 06, 2020 2:28 pm

govmentchedda wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 2:25 pm
No, but I like them. I don't like the way they look with suits though, a la all football announcers.
Ah ha. And now we get to the nitty gritty of my question. These seem to be the preffered footware of most of our senior executives in the office. They have spread like wildfire amongst those ranks. The issue being that they wear them with ALMOST EVERYTHING. And they look pretty terrible with most anything that these guys wear. One guy wears them with jeans and they look like clown shoes.
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Post by P.D.X. » Fri Nov 06, 2020 2:45 pm

co-sign

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Post by P.D.X. » Fri Nov 06, 2020 2:46 pm

and aside from chuck's and actual sneakers when performing sports, white-soled shoes are highly questionable

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Post by rass » Fri Nov 06, 2020 2:46 pm

I feel like we've had a real breakthrough here, PDX.
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Post by blundercrush » Fri Nov 06, 2020 2:54 pm

Not to derail the discussion but I've ordered standard dress shoes from these guys and been very happy with the price to quality: https://www.beckettsimonon.com/

*BIG DISCLAIMER IT TAKES MONTHS TO GET THE SHOES*

Basically they do small batches of orders and then send them out to help keep costs down, so it might take 2-3 months to get them but they are quite good.

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Post by P.D.X. » Fri Nov 06, 2020 2:56 pm

This is what put me over the edge. White sole, on a hiking boot, targeted to ppl in the PNW.

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Post by Nonlinear FC » Fri Nov 06, 2020 3:15 pm

I had a pair of Cole Hahn's, but they were light brown leather. They looked pretty good on casual Fridays with dark jeans and polo or button down. Kind of more in the J. Crew/Banana Republic realm.

I don't like seeing them on guys in suits, as I observed Chris Cuomo today.

They are fancy, dress-up sneakers for work. They shouldn't pair up with suits or khakis or dress pants.
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Post by mister d » Fri Nov 06, 2020 3:30 pm

P.D.X. wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 2:56 pm
This is what put me over the edge. White sole, on a hiking boot, targeted to ppl in the PNW.
I kinda like that look standalone but I imagine once you have pants covering most of the boot it goes to shit.
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Post by A_B » Fri Nov 06, 2020 3:32 pm

mister d wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 3:30 pm
P.D.X. wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 2:56 pm
This is what put me over the edge. White sole, on a hiking boot, targeted to ppl in the PNW.
I kinda like that look standalone but I imagine once you have pants covering most of the boot it goes to shit.
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Post by mister d » Fri Nov 06, 2020 3:33 pm

blundercrush wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 2:54 pm
Not to derail the discussion but I've ordered standard dress shoes from these guys and been very happy with the price to quality: https://www.beckettsimonon.com/
To piggyback, I have two pairs of Thursday Boots since they're one of the only non-Tims in wide sizes. Cost a little more but really solid.
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Post by A_B » Fri Nov 06, 2020 3:35 pm

I'm just glad I'm not the only one who thinks its not a good look. Again, with the right pants, kinda causal? Go for it. They shouldn't be an everyday sue, but rather wielded judiciously.
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Post by DSafetyGuy » Fri Nov 06, 2020 3:46 pm

A_B wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 2:12 pm
mister d wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 2:11 pm
I assume chucks don't count as they're the sneakers these are fancying up?
Correct.
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Post by mister d » Fri Nov 06, 2020 3:47 pm

A_B wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 3:35 pm
I'm just glad I'm not the only one who thinks its not a good look. Again, with the right pants, kinda causal? Go for it. They shouldn't be an everyday sue, but rather wielded judiciously.
Yeah. Strikes me as a look that an individual might pull off, not one that adjudicates itself.
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Post by Johnnie » Fri Nov 06, 2020 4:22 pm

I don't own a pair. They seem ok, but they aren't my style.
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Post by The Sybian » Fri Nov 06, 2020 5:47 pm

Not a fan of the shoe, but I could see it with a casual look. Horrendous with a suit. Except for maybe a searsucker suit, which is horrendous in its own right.
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Post by HaulCitgo » Sat Nov 07, 2020 3:36 am

I kinda like em. Look like they could go with anything. Perhaps that's the problem. I haven't bought clothing in probably 5 years though

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Post by DSafetyGuy » Sat Nov 07, 2020 8:19 am

govmentchedda wrote:
Fri Nov 06, 2020 2:25 pm
No, but I like them. I don't like the way they look with suits though, a la all football announcers.
I feel like they were the gateway for regular guys to make the switch. Years ago, Deion Sanders would wear Jordans (or whatever) with his suits on NFL Network and when asked about it, simply explained that the years of abuse to his feet made wearing dress shoes exceptionally difficult. Now we have sneakers that look 85% like dress shoes and a bunch of people rationalize that they look good.
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Post by sancarlos » Sat Nov 07, 2020 11:06 am

A lot less than 85%, imho.
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Post by Brontoburglar » Sat Nov 07, 2020 3:02 pm

casualish shoes are fine you old farts
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Post by A_B » Sat Nov 07, 2020 3:08 pm

Brontoburglar wrote:
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casualish shoes are fine you old farts
I do think if you are good at fashion it can work. Again they were them all the time.
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Post by Brontoburglar » Sun Nov 08, 2020 12:15 am

A_B wrote:
Sat Nov 07, 2020 3:08 pm
Brontoburglar wrote:
Sat Nov 07, 2020 3:02 pm
casualish shoes are fine you old farts
I do think if you are good at fashion it can work. Again they were them all the time.
rotation is key

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Post by EnochRoot » Sun Nov 08, 2020 12:48 am

I’ve been wearing my Ecco golf shoes as regular footwear when the temps dip below 60. Otherwise I’m still wearing my Ecco Yucatan sandals.

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Post by rass » Sun Nov 08, 2020 4:30 pm

I cropped out Simms who wasn’t wearing anything that looked relevant, but I’d say definite yes for Brown and the coach, and a maybe for Norman.
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Post by sancarlos » Sun Nov 08, 2020 4:39 pm

Those shoes look out of place on all those suits.
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Post by rass » Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:20 pm

Simms is the only one wearing traditional “dress” shoes today. Boomer has some high top version of the up to this point thread subject on.
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Post by rass » Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:59 pm

Orlovsky needs to be put behind the desk
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