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Fabienne Branna from Beaverton, Oregon. Here in Beaverton, Oregon the sale deals on of kids canvas loafers is terrible. Lucky for me, I found your Sperry Top Siders sale. For school, she needs boat sparry shoes. I bought my girl a brilliant pair of Top Sider boat pink canvas loafers. Your discount Sperry store was a delight to shop at. I suggest you pickup a much better summer shoe. He really likes telling people how to think, act, and dress. Well, if you're going for casual, the converse mentioned in the last sentence are a pretty good choice, in canvas or leather.
For something a bit more formal, there are endless selections of non-nautical loafers out there. I'm not generally a fan of mandals man-sandals , but there are some of those options too if you're in a beach area. So can u only wear vans if you are a skateboarder? Can you only wear driving loafers if you are driving? Can you only wear desert boots if you are in the desert? Any article of clothiing can be worn wrong, but that does not disqualify it completely.
Well, a couple things… first, I would probably discourage people from wearing vans if they're not a skater… but that's more of a brand anyway.
Sperry is the typical boat shoe, but they've branched out quite a bit as well. I own a pair of Tods driving loafers, I confess I find them extremely uncomfortable… so they've gotten little to no wear. So, again, I'd say they probably are best suited for driving.
At the same time, many driving loafers would be basically indistinguishable to the vast ,majority of people who don't even know what that is. So, besides maybe having this imaginary life where you own a Lambo… you're not projecting this obviously false image. When it comes to boat shoes, my main objection comes down to context, attitude, and location… If I saw someone walking through NYC looking like they were headed off on Safari, which I do occasionally, I'd have a similar criticism.
In the young-ish generation, who very rarely own boats, boat shoes are most often worn as part of an overall look that just says I'm a tool. Is it possible to wear boat shoes, and isolated to the outfit look fine, yes it is.
I described one such scenario in the article. However, dressing appropriately for your surroundings is something I see as very important. I'm a highly fashionable girl and guys in boat shoes always find a way to melt my heart. Sorry, this is the one time I don't agree with you guys!
Where do you live? My main issue is not that boat shoes can't ever be worn. I was out on Fire Island this weekend, where they are lot of actual boats, and all the guys wearing boat shoes looked totally appropriate… but when you're walking about a urban area in them… you just look like a douche: This is a shame as I just purchased boat shoes, for work at a country club pool of course, and have fallen in love with them.
But now I defend my sperrys as the most comfortable shoes I have ever owned. They are like slippers and I have a hard time taking them off. But yes, it goes along with the whole douche look.
As I girl, I wonder what message I am now sending with my tan and plaid boat shoes…. Haha, thanks for sharing your boat shoe story. You've got a few things going in your favor 1 You're a girl and they tend to look cuter 2 You understand they're casual 3 You're wearing them at least partially ironically. I wear boat shoes quite often. I'm not trying to convey any message. I don't care if you think I have a boat.
I just like the shoes. They're cheap, comfortable, long-lasting, and can be worn without socks. That is why the majority of these "college douchebags" wear them, and it's not to make you think we're super rich yachting enthusiasts. You, sir, are projecting you're own misconceptions upon these people. I enjoy boats just as much as I enjoy my three pairs of boaties. I must disagree, regardless of connotations wearing boat shoes with chinos is fine in my book even in the urban sprawl.
I must agree though, with a blazer you are getting ahead of yourself. Regardless, you cannot beat the non slip sole of a pair of Sperry's or Timberland boat shoes.
Boat shoes provide an edgy look that will keep your feet during the warmer months. Plus these days there are a variety of designs and colors that can fit into the urban environment. In my opinion the crazy multi-colored ones are ever more ridiculous than regular ones. Unfortunately, much of the anti-boat shoe comments were on twitter, so I'm a little out numbered in the comments! So the alternatives here are… a pair of converse? Boat shoes are a good alternative and you can find them in many different styles.
Yes, being the guy in the bar with boat shoes, chinos, and a navy blazer is of course douchey, but wearing some distressed canvas boat shoes with shorts and a polo on a scorching hot day is not douchey at all. You're definitely on the right track and seem to know your stuff. I'm am also anti-mandal. However, depending on the setting, I've definitely seen dudes lookin pretty douchey in boat shoe, shorts, polo combo: I think the thing with boat shoes is to get casual canvas ones but in a traditional boat shoe style.
I, too, was a boat shoe hater for many years but came to the realization that my anti-BS stance had no real basis. I decided one day that I would look for a pair and I found some the ones in the link.
I have gotten a lot of compliments on them. I only wear them with casual clothes and would never wear them out with a blazer etc. I agree that setting makes a big difference in what you wear but I tend to disagree about function vs.
Boat shoes may be great for sailing but my friend who sails all the time doesn't wear them. In these days I think style always trumps function. If you wear a tweed sportcoat you have to be carrying a gun in the English Countryside. That is where they come from.
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