timetotransfer said: I've recently bought some white bucks with faded red soles and have no idea what to match them with. I feel that bucks are out there to begin with (especially for a college student), and that, on top of this, the flashy color scheme especially clashes with my normally neutral, subtle style. How do I incorporate these borderline flamboyant pieces into a look that I don't want screaming for attention? Thanks!
I’m not going to lie, this was kind of a though question!
These shoes are definitely not something that I would personally wear on a regular basis, but pairing them with a shirt and jeans or subtle-colored chinos looks like a good choice. Also, I think wearing them with invisible socks (or sockless, if that’s your thing) is the safest option, and letting them get a bit dirty instead of being impeccable white would work for me as well.
I did a little search for you and found a few cool photos that actually look pretty good. Here are my favorites, I hope you find them useful!
Anonymous said: Hey SGS, I'm a long time follower and really appreciate everything you put up! I had a question about boots for you. I am a college kid and go to a school where it snows a lot. I would say I dress pretty preppy. I am looking for some boots that won't make my fits look too casual yet do the job when I am going through snow and rain. Plus I do not exactly have a lot of money to spend. Any suggestions? Thanks, Alex
Snow boots can be pretty tricky, but I’d recommend you take a look at the classic LL Bean Boots. They’re perfect for that kind of weather, and have a very interesting look. I feel you about the money part. For that I’d recommend browsing around AE's catalogue, they also have great stuff.
Even if bean boots/duck boots aren’t your thing I’m sure you’ll be able to find something nice!
Anonymous said: i really like red wing boots, but i'm not a fan of paying 250 for them. do you have any alternate suggestions?
I recently bought a pair of these at American Eagle Outfitters (mine are a different color though.) They were on sale and I decided to give them a try.
I know they’re not the same quality as Red Wings, but they’re pretty decent.
I might do a review on my blog soon, so stay tuned!
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Anonymous said: Know any good loafer type shoes that are like toms? for both casual and formal ish wear
It’s hard to know what is exactly what you’re looking for but I’ll give you a few options:
Topman espadrilles (they’re basically another kind of TOMS and they come in a lot of different colors and patterns)
ALDO espadrilles. (They also come in different colors and designs)
TOMS Freetown espadrilles. (These are a great pair of classic TOMS. Comfortable and good looking, give them a try!)
Hope I helped!