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    Default Casual Shoes - what do you wear, and also please give advice

    Now when I say casual shoes, there is a whole wide spectrum of shoes.

    I'm not talking about leather shoes (which are upscale, but short of being formal) or boatshoes (and the like which are too preppy). I'm not talking about very casual shoes such as running sneakers or ghetto/punk shoes that high schoolers wear.

    What shoes do you wear, when you are out grocery shopping or to the laundromat. Let's say you wearing jeans with a polo shirt (or collared button-down).

    Something mature and sophisticated, but also projects youth and virility. Something from the age of 25 to 50. Not too preppy or upscale, something noticably stylish but not flamboyant or bizarre.

    This is similar what I wear right now (Leather Nike Cortez)

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-EjuaqlkVKY...s_cortez_b.jpg

    the black parts are made of leather - not nylon as in the picture

    This, at least in my opinion, has been a step up from the Air Jordans and K Swiss I have been wearing in high school, but I still think I can do a lot better.

    Your Thoughts?

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    I have a passionate dislike of all sneakers. Don't ask me why, I honestly don't know.

    Except for exercise, I pretty much wear leather shoes even in the most casual situations, and most typically boots. Very occasionally sandals, but only indoors, in hot climates, or at the beach.

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    Default Re: Casual Shoes - what do you wear, and also please give advice

    i like leather shoes as well. which ones would you recommend

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    My apologies, I'm not that much of a fashion-aware sort, but I will say I've gotten many years wear - and compliments - from my Boulet boots:

    http://www.bouletboots.com/index.php...atID=8&PID=113

    http://www.bouletboots.com/index.php...atID=6&PID=598 ( mine are in a dark brown )

    They've been with me everywhere.

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    Default Re: Casual Shoes - what do you wear, and also please give advice

    for me when just relaxing doing errands and im wearing a button down shirt an jeans i wear these

    http://www.footlocker.com/product/mo...YWORD%20SEARCH

    http://www.footlocker.com/product/mo...YWORD%20SEARCH
    1. Dior Homme Original
    2. Musc Ravaguer
    3. Portrait of a Lady
    4. Noir de Noir
    5. L Instant Guerlain pour Homme Extreme
    6. New Haarlem
    7. Pure Coffee
    8. Blu Mediterraneo Sicilian Almond
    9. Rose 31
    10. Spiritueuse Double Vanille

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    Default Re: Casual Shoes - what do you wear, and also please give advice

    Unless you wear a) converse all-stars (face it, they're timeless, despite hipster use) or b) very clean tennis shoes like the alll-white ones above, there aren't really any tennis shoe/sneakers that, imho, will work for a mature, put-together look. They're fine if you're going to be physically active, though, but otherwise typical sneakers usually either stick out or remind me of high school, and I'm not sure any girl will be impressed.

    Just this summer I have discovered the joys of the Espadrille shoe for summer wear (example: http://www.amazon.com/VISCATA-Barcel...rds=espadrille). I'd recommend that type of shoe for hot weather casual, and in place of flip-flops or sandal situations.

    Otherwise, the abovementioned converse all-stars or my business casual work shoes work fine. I mostly wear a pair of dark brown suede wingtips from Geox (http://www.zappos.com/geox-u-blade-8-ebony). Honestly, some sort of leather dress or dress casual shoe will work fine with anything but shorts. You can even lighten them up by getting colored laces if you want to keep it interesting. Essentially, look for any oxford or even laceless loafers. I switch to leather boots that can work with business slacks on snowy/messy days.

    Honestly though, it's hard to screw up a semi-casual pair of brown oxfords for everyday wear. A slip-on black leather loafer with some contrast stitching also is nice.

    Also, start noticing what other people wear on their feet. Does it stick out? Does it look nice? Does it look like it would blend in at the office as well as at the bar or at the grocery store? Do they look like they're still a teenager at heart, or do they look grown-up and in control of themselves and their look?

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    I wear an all white variation of those Nike Cortez's, or motorcycle boots.

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    For very casual wear with jeans - Reeboks NPC

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    I mostly go with Purcells

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    Default Re: Casual Shoes - what do you wear, and also please give advice

    Considering my limited options in finding shoes in a us 16 or 17, I wear these:

    http://www.saksfifthavenue.com/main/...&bmUID=jDWLYUb

    Or creative reaction cesarios, chucks, and puma driving shoes.

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    i'm not sure how a casual shoe can be "sophisticated," but i'm currently wearing these gray polo canvas shoes:

    http://globalsportsus.com/wp-content...neakers-14.jpg

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    I wear canvas shoes a lot but for casual leather shoes I own a few pairs from Base London who have a really nice range. My favourite are these.

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    For casual and dirty activities I own some black trainers, one pair is by Adidas, the other by DVS. Don't ask me what models they are though, I hardly could remember the brands.

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    Default Re: Casual Shoes - what do you wear, and also please give advice

    Penny loafers.

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    I've found anything by Lacoste to fall under casual, but clean.
    Boat shoes (Lacoste and RL are my two favorites)

    http://www.zappos.com/lacoste-shakes...ark-brown-milk
    http://www.zappos.com/lacoste-newton...hite-dark-blue

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    Default Re: Casual Shoes - what do you wear, and also please give advice

    I like Doc Marten oxfords. They look nice, but the yellow stitching keeps them from being too dressy. They are super comfortable - you can walk miles in them.


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    Default Re: Casual Shoes - what do you wear, and also please give advice

    I wear comfortable, leather, casual styled loafers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dollars&scents View Post
    Penny loafers.
    2nded.

    I also like Desert Boots.
    Expect the unexpected.

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    I'm about to go purchase a pair of RL Rylander's, I can't resist for much longer

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    Google 'Oi Polloi' Manchester England., and get some style on your feet. They ship world-wide.

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    OP, I'm thinkin' maybe you need to check out a driving moccasin. Prada and Ferragamo both make very nice ones and if you're looking for a more economical variant, Steve Madden or maybe Aldo. If you're lookin' more for a sneaker type shoe, Chuck Taylors are classic can't miss and I personally like Nike Air Max 90's.

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    Got some new sneakers today EEEE
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    Snatch up a couple of pairs of Common Projects sneakers. Classic silhouettes and high quality. You can't go wrong!

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    Well, women tend to notice good footwear when they look at a guy.

    A guy wearing an old pair of jeans with an old shirt and high quality leather shoes for grocery shopping will be seen as someone who appreciates quality (the shoes) and will dress properly if necessary.

    A guy wearing a nice pair of jeans with a nice, new shirt and trainers or other non leather shoes or cheapies will be perceived as someone who might get it wrong if a classic dress is required.

    Bottom line:
    Any decent shoe like brogues, loafers, car shoes, chelsea boots, desert boots can be dressed down with jeans and a plain shirt or sweather and it looks good.
    No trainer or chuck can be dressed up with decent trousers or a jacket/blazer. Those are shoes for young guys or boys.
    If you wish to be - or due to age should be - perceived as a man, go for decent leather footwear.

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    I wear what we brazilians call a shoeneaker, a mixture of leather shoe with a sneaker. Here s an example:

    SMD-061-BW.jpg

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    jordans, pennys, air trainers, air maxes, purcells, pf flyers, huaraches(nike). step yall shoe game up son.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Master-Classter View Post
    I mostly go with Purcells
    This, they are classic, youthful, stylish and comfortable. They also go well with just about anything.

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