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Old 01-18-2013, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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Timbz, or motorcyle boots.
or work boots.

i hate sneakers.
''loafers, I wouldnt be caught dead in them, ever !!
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Old 01-18-2013, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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What are Timbz?

I also got tired of sneakers (athletic shoes), and loafers seemed like an obvious alternative.

Where does the passion in the dislike of loafers come from?
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Old 01-18-2013, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Evanston
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The problem with loafers is cheap loafers look really crappy. More expensive (often Italian) loafers can look great, but I'd say you need to be willing to pay $250+ to get into that category (though you should look at brands like To Boot New York for sales if you're willing to pay $200 as you suggested from the Allen Edmonds link).

What about something like this: McTavish - Wingtip Lace-up Casual Mens Shoes by Allen Edmonds
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Old 01-18-2013, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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What are Timbz?

I also got tired of sneakers (athletic shoes), and loafers seemed like an obvious alternative.

Where does the passion in the dislike of loafers come from?
It just comes from personal opinions. I am not a fan of loafers and they just never mesh with my style of dress. The cheap ones do not look good at all and even the expensive ones that look "better" are not my style and thus I am not willing to spend the money on them. Sneakers are the way to go for me unless I'm actually dressing up.
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Old 01-18-2013, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Kansas City, MO
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The problem with loafers is cheap loafers look really crappy. More expensive (often Italian) loafers can look great, but I'd say you need to be willing to pay $250+ to get into that category (though you should look at brands like To Boot New York for sales if you're willing to pay $200 as you suggested from the Allen Edmonds link).

What about something like this: McTavish - Wingtip Lace-up Casual Mens Shoes by Allen Edmonds
Allen Edmonds is an American manufacturer (just throwing that out there). And I definitely agree with you that some of the cheaper variety of slip-on's look awful.

As far as Italian shoes go, I disagree that you have to buy Italian or necessarily pay $250+ to get good shoes that aren't 'cheap'. The Italians may make fine shoes, but many of the well-known Italian brands are either too flashy or dressy for my liking. I guess Gucci and Prada put out some nice shoes that might fit the bill, but there's no point in paying what they cost. The 'Gucci loafer' is attractive, but seems to have a strong association. Plus, I think to some extent if you're wearing a RL, J Crew, BR, Levi's variety of jeans and quality but not flashy or needlessly expensive shirts, well, I think more modest but quality shoes are the perfect pairing. Expensive, flashy Italian shoes should probably be reserved for somebody who wears clothes that are almost all from Nordstrom, NM, Saks, etc.

As far as the lace-up's you linked to - those aren't for me, although I'm not opposed to casual lace-up shoes.
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Old 01-18-2013, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Rochester, N.Y
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Can't stand loafers; I'm definitely not a loafer kind of guy.

These are my go-to pair at the moment:



but I also have a pair of 10 year old "chucks" that I wear some, and some herringbone pattern vans-style slip ons.

I of course have several nice pairs of dress shoes for work, weddings, and other nicer occasions but I wear very casual / athletic shoes otherwise.

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Besides wrestling, I also ran x-country for four years. You do know that those shoes are for races?? Usually runners where trainers which are a bit heavier for practive/ training and then use those waffle types for the races since they are so light. I don't think that they are meant to be worn casually.

As far as what I wear. It depends, if I'm wearing sweats I have to wear my Nike Air max's. They go better with sweats. If I'm wearing jeans then I wear a lower cut shoe. Could be black low cut converse. Could be old school Addidas like Stan smiths. I even have a plain black pair of vans. Otherwise I'll wear low top pumas. Not the kind that show the little puma. I'm talking the classic type. White leather, puma emblem grey, with very little else in detail. I wish I could find a pic of them. Not the onest that have been floating around for the last few years. Not the ones where at the tip, they show a puma. I don't like those. The design is too gawdy. I like my sneakers classic. Not too colorful. If I had to wear a shoe, I go against the grain and wear my penny loafers (I'm 38 by the way, or I'll wear some regular loafers. When I was in highschool, women used to look good in penny loafers at my school. I grew up in NY state. I'm trying to bring them back...lol
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Old 01-18-2013, 06:50 PM
 
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Supra High Tops.
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Old 01-18-2013, 06:59 PM
 
Location: Oakland, CA
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On men, I like loafers, ankle books (in the right season) and "street sneakers" like:


and on the right guy? Wingtips!
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Old 01-18-2013, 10:59 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Can't stand loafers; I'm definitely not a loafer kind of guy.

These are my go-to pair at the moment:



but I also have a pair of 10 year old "chucks" that I wear some, and some herringbone pattern vans-style slip ons.

I of course have several nice pairs of dress shoes for work, weddings, and other nicer occasions but I wear very casual / athletic shoes otherwise.

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Besides wrestling, I also ran x-country for four years. You do know that those shoes are for races?? Usually runners where trainers which are a bit heavier for practive/ training and then use those waffle types for the races since they are so light. I don't think that they are meant to be worn casually.

As far as what I wear. It depends, if I'm wearing sweats I have to wear my Nike Air max's. They go better with sweats. If I'm wearing jeans then I wear a lower cut shoe. Could be black low cut converse. Could be old school Addidas like Stan smiths. I even have a plain black pair of vans. Otherwise I'll wear low top pumas. Not the kind that show the little puma. I'm talking the classic type. White leather, puma emblem grey, with very little else in detail. I wish I could find a pic of them. Not the onest that have been floating around for the last few years. Not the ones where at the tip, they show a puma. I don't like those. The design is too gawdy. I like my sneakers classic. Not too colorful. If I had to wear a shoe, I go against the grain and wear my penny loafers (I'm 38 by the way, or I'll wear some regular loafers. When I was in highschool, women used to look good in penny loafers at my school. I grew up in NY state. I'm trying to bring them back...lol
those shoes I posted are just casual "atheletic" shoes. They may look like a shoe meant for actual running but they are not. Even if they were, would that make a difference in me wearing them casually? I've gotten lots of compliments since getting them last month (all from women) so it's not like they look bad with my style.
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Old 01-19-2013, 07:43 PM
 
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8" Sears Diehard Duty boots black with jump boot side zipper.

Brown Bass or Docker leather boat deck shoes.

Black Nike Air Crosstrainers.
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