Slip-On shoe advice?

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  1. Ronald Epstein

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    I sort of like the look of wearing jeans, a button down or polo
    shirt and a casual jacket.

    I decided this was the way I wanted to dress when I went out. I
    enjoy the fact that it's a compromise between dressing up and
    dressing down.

    Now I need some shoes!

    I have always wanted to try slip-on shoes. It seems like a great
    idea to have footwear that doesn't require laces and sort of just
    conforms around the foot.

    Not sure where to start, but Timberland has always been
    a good company from what I hear.

    found these shoes

    I plan to wear these with jeans and a jacket for times I am going
    out on the town. The light tan color makes it perfect for going with
    just about any color I choose.

    Anyone have experience with slip-on shoes and can recommend something?
     
  2. Holadem

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    Looks fine for day time and very casual evenings. Not sure about this:Perhaps you can elaborate.

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  3. Ronald Epstein

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    Holadem,

    Nothing overly elaborate. Mainly going to dinner or clubs.
     
  4. Holadem

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    I wouldn't wear tan shoes to a club. The attire you described is decidedly casual, you need to step up on the shoes if we're talking evening. You could even stick with the same model if you must, but black (boring I know, I don't make the rules, and unless you're confident in your creativity, I wouldn't break them either [​IMG] ).

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  5. Ronald Epstein

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    Holadem,

    I'm totally fashion unconscious.

    So, you suggest buying BLACK slip-on shoes instead which
    will go with jeans and most all jacket colors, I would presume.

    Is the jeans and jacket still okay attire for clubs?
     
  6. Dennis Nicholls

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    Tan goes with blue jeans. Save your black for white duck pants.

    When you say "slip ons", is that Joisey talk for "loafers"? [​IMG]

    Try Dexters. Also try Bass. Also try Sperry Topsiders in leather - these are really great for the "preppy" look. IIRC JFK wore Topsiders a lot....didn't exactly hurt his social image. [​IMG]

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    When you say "club", what do you mean? [​IMG] Nightclubs where they play pop music? Supper clubs with jazz combos? Yacht/country clubs? They all have their own dress codes.

    Polished cottons and tan loafers....make you look good enough to run for president.

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    I'll admit it, I am somewhat fashion unconscious as well, but to me, those look too casual for the jeans and jacket look. They almost look like a pair of house slippers I have (sorry!). From that website, I would go with : http://www.timberland.com/product/in...entPage=family

    I know they are lace-ups but once they are tied you can slip them on and off with ease, especially once they are broken in. I might have to tie mine once a month. Whatever you do go with, I think a smoother darker leather is the way to go, just remember, the key is to match the belt with the shoe.

    Edit: I just saw what Dennis posted, that would be my second choice.
     
  8. Dennis Nicholls

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    "Sperry Topsiders...the approved loafers for picking up Marilyn Monroe". [​IMG]

    So are you thinking of a blue blazer or a tan tweed sportcoat?
     
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    Ron, if you really are interested in Timberlands, they also sell these.

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    I own several pair of Timberlands and can certainly vouch for their comfort and durability. I also think a pair of the previously mentioned boat shoes makes a good casual choice.
     
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    What are we calling "jacket"? What kind of clubs? In general, I don't see why not.

    I would run this by some female friend(s). They have a much better eye for that sort of stuff than we HT geeks...

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    Ever consider Merrells, Ron?

    Might be too casual for when you go out, but this is my every day shoe when I'm at work and they are uber comfortable.

    http://www.merrellcanada.com/catalog...2c&menu_id=129

    Otherwise when I have interviews or other events where I'm with the public, I wear a Clarks loafer which is almost as comfortable as the Merrell.

    Havent time to figure out which ones I have right now, but here's a selection, some loafers here:

    http://www.clarkscanada.com/product/...el1=M&Level2=2
     
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    To give a little additional background...

    For most of my life I have been a jeans and T-shirt/Polo guy.

    Over the past two years I have attempted to upgrade my
    wardrobe. I have bought casual/dress pants/chinos and some
    really nice button-down shirts. I also have a collection of dress
    shoes and very nice jackets.

    ...but the clothing I mentioned above is really geared towards
    formal events.

    I went to Men's Warehouse a few weeks ago and bought three
    inexpensive jackets. I wanted jackets I could wear with old
    jeans and a polo/button-down/T-shirt beneath it. It's the kind
    of attire that young guys wear for casual events. Even saw a
    lot of American Idol contestants wearing jackets with dumpy
    everyday jeans wear. I know nothing about being fashionable,
    but it seemed to me that this sort of attire was the perfect
    compromise between going out formal and wearing just jeans
    and a shirt.

    I hope you have a better idea of where I am at on this.

    So, I'm simply looking for the perfect shoe to go with this
    attire. I have always loved the kind of shoe I could just
    slip on and off -- and since I do travel -- it's something that I
    don't have to lace-tie every time I go through airport security.

    You guys have offered some great shoes. I know now not
    to go with tan. It seems that BLACK will get me through just
    about anything.
     
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    This is the look I had been picturing, with probably a less colorful top... (and minus the um *alternative* pose):

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    John Kerry out there looks like he just came out of a meeting, not a club.

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    I love my Merrells. They travel well, too, and are my second pair of shoes when on bike trips. I need black ones, like my mototrcycle boots, to match the belt.
     
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    Paul and Steve,

    Like the Merrell shoes linked in Paul's post. Will probably buy them.

    Just have to find a USA distributor which shouldn't be hard.

    Thanks for the help.
     
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    Ron is going clubbing... [​IMG]

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    Jeez, that picture of me always seems to surface at the wrong time.
     
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    I'm extra proud of the HTF today.
    Got through this whole thread without seeing any tassles.
     
  20. Chad Isaacs

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    I wear Dr. Martens slip on's that I picked up from Overstock.com for under $60. I have been wearing them for about 2 years now and they are showing hardly any sign of wear. I also have a pair of wing tips that I picked up pretty cheap. The slip on's have black threads around the sole instead of yellow. I wear them with jeans or kaki pants, I don't think they would look good with slacks as they are half loafer half boot.
     

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