dress shoes to wear with slim jeans?

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  1. oeija New Member

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    i still cant find any dress shoes to go with tapered fits. I've got a pair of Paul Smith Oxford but they look so formal. It's makes the whole tapered denim look under dressed..

    Loaders/driving shoes/moccasins/ make you look smart casual in slimmer jeans! i wouldn't say formal though.
     
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    these are my brogues i wear pretty much everyday. i wear pretty skinny trousers (7" hem), but try not to get them to april77 tight.
     
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    Don't wear dress shoes with slim jeans unless you're going to a semi-formal event. Jeans should be worn with other things that you can live in, not worry about.
     
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    Red Wing Gentleman Travellers are perfect for Slim Jims, f.e.
     
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    i would love a pair of gentleman travellers, but the getting of these is such a task that i've relegated them to the 'too-hard' basket. none of redwing's australian distributors carry them, and they're just a tad too pricy- especially when shipped to australia- to gamble on correct fits, given that they have something of a reputation for funny sizing.
    i recently got my nubuck doc marten 8-holes online from a store in the uk, but it's easier to generalise with sizings on such a common shoe. they certainly aren't suited to many slimfits, but they go great with the new standard.
     
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    hopefully cultizm restocks the gentlemans series in smaller sizes.. redwings run oversized and i already have rather small feet... need a US 7 or UK 6... =(
     
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    i don't think cultizm has them at all anymore...
     
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    gentleman's traveler series
     
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    :oops:oops sorry, i only looked at the headers, not the further information, when i checked- my bad:oops:
     
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    Cultizm shops them to Australia. I don't know exactly their price in Australian Dollars, in Euro there are a lot cheaper than in other stores (roundabout 100 € !).
     
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    yeah, i know- they're about $250 on cultizm, which is what you'd pay for a standard pair of docs here (but double what you'd pay on some uk websites) but their local distributor (they do a lot of regular workboots here) doesn't carry them. my main worry with buying them is not knowing the sizing details because the shipping is huge- boots are heavy, and you don't want to be shipping them back and forth for a resize at 50 bucks each way! docs have an easy reference point if they're always sized the same way, i can just keep buying uk9.

    one day i will make an order to cultizm that's big enough to get free shipping, and the gt will be part of that particular bundle. for now though...
     
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    ^ by which i mean to say that without the free shipping, it's significantly cheaper for me to shop from the uk right now, even if the range (and service, of course ;-)) isn't quite as good as cultizm
     
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    The sizing of Gentleman Travellers is easy: there is only one width (D, which is "normal"), and they run one size larger than regular sizes (due to the fact, that they're wear in most cases with huge worker socks afaik). I bought a pair a few weeks ago and they're awesome.
     
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    yeah, but i only wear huge worker socks anyway, bein' a workin' man myself ;-) true story, i get about 5-8mm of callous growth on the balls of my feet every week, and the only thing that helps them is huge workman socks and regular trimming with a razor-blade...
    anyway, i do digress- would you say then that a uk9 in a pair of doc martens or converse chucks would be the equivalent to redwing gt in size uk8, just to use an easy, international comparative test? i find that relative comparison are most helpful, since sizing is always confusing internationally- bear in mind that a uk9 is equal to a us10, so this is why i am a little suspicious of the 'size down one' rule, since it sounds very similar to the conversion rates between the us and uk systems...

    the other issue is of course that while you can take a chance on jeans with sizing, since you can usually get away with a much smaller or larger size than your perfect fit, shoes need to be pretty much spot-on when it comes to size
     
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    I agree absolutely with you. Over- or undersized shoes are hell on earth and really unhealthy.
    For my Red Wings GT's and 875's I can say that the size down one-rule works perfect. I wear a EU 43 (US10-UK9) regular, so I need EU 42.5 in Chucks (US9.5-UK8.5) and EU42 (US9/UK8) in Red Wings.
     
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    awesome- that'd give me a fair chance in a uk8 then. i wish you hadn't thrown in the european sizings though, it makes me dizzy having to factor for one more system! ;-) i'm not sure, but i think australia generally takes the uk system, but it can be difficult trying to figure out sizings on a lot of sites, especially when the default system isn't specified. the redwings odd sizing scheme only complicates the issue, but thanks for giving the comparitive sizings, it's enormously helpul :)
     
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    ^my pleasure. Go and try some chucks and find your perfect size. Subtract a half size and you will be fine with that for red wings.
     
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    ^ my chucks are size 9, and they fit perfectly, although i could get away with losing half a size. thanks for your advice, i will bear it in mind when the time comes, but it may be a while yet before i scrape together my cultizm order. don't need any more nudies or edwins, though, unfortunately- maybe an ALD should get me over the line ;-)
     

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