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Gents shoes - slip ons v lace ups.

Slip ons or lace ups?


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Mad Cyril

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What type of formal shoe do you go for?

I am a 100% lace ups man because I think slip ons are just too used car dealer/Nick Berry as Simon Wicks circa 1986.

In my opinion the only people that can pull off the slip on look are the likes of Tony and Junior Soprano.
 
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From a feminine perspective, I think it has a lot to do with the occasion. Slip ons are great with smart casual but I really like the appearance of traditional lace ups for more dressy occasions.
 

Mad Cyril

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From a feminine perspective, I think it has a lot to do with the occasion. Slip ons are great with smart casual but I really like the appearance of traditional lace ups for more dressy occasions.

Smart casual is where middle aged men turn up to work on Friday dressed like Jeremy Clarkson/a ****.

It is not a look I would entertain.
 

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I always go for slip ons. No consideration of aesthetic value as I couldn't give a flying **** how smart I look at work, I'm just exceptionally lazy and they're much easier to put on and take off.
 

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I always go for slip ons. No consideration of aesthetic value as I couldn't give a flying **** how smart I look at work, I'm just exceptionally lazy and they're much easier to put on and take off.

What he said. Slip ons are the way forward
 
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What type of formal shoe do you go for?

I am a 100% lace ups man because I think slip ons are just too used car dealer/Nick Berry as Simon Wicks circa 1986.

In my opinion the only people that can pull off the slip on look are the likes of Tony and Junior Soprano.

I have to echo this. I briefly dabbled with tasselled loafers during my Mod years but always opt for a smart brogue now.
 

steveo

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What he said. Slip ons are the way forward

I'm with these blokes. A long shoe horn is also helpful to take the strain out of having to bend down early in the morning.
 

Mad Cyril

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I have an interview on Thursday so am in the market for a new pair of work shoes.

Unfortunately I have always struggled when buying formal shoes and always seem to end up with a pair of dambusters, something that would be laughed out of an orthopedic ward or something that looks like it was drawn by Roger Hargreaves.

Any advice - they have to go with a black suit?

I'm thinking of going for a pair pf black Heelies as I think it would make quite an impact if I glide into the foyer of my prospective employers.
 
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Yorkshire Blue

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I have an interview on Thursday so am in the market for a new pair of work shoes.

Unfortunately I have always struggled when buying formal shoes and always seem to end up with a pair of dambusters, something that would be laughed out of an orthopedic ward or something that looks like it was drawn by Roger Hargreaves.

Any advice - they have to go with a black suit?

Is the interview with an undertakers?
 

steveo

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I have an interview on Thursday so am in the market for a new pair of work shoes.

Unfortunately I have always struggled when buying formal shoes and always seem to end up with a pair of dambusters, something that would be laughed out of an orthopedic ward or something that looks like it was drawn by Roger Hargreaves.

Any advice - they have to go with a black suit?

I'm thinking of going for a pair pf black Heelies as I think it would make quite an impact if I glide into the foyer of my prospective employers.

Would a pair of Black Suede Creepers be out of the question Cyril? I seem to recall picking up a very reasonably priced pair at Victoria Shoes in the 70's. Might be worth popping in.
 
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