sums up perfectly what many people seem to think about men wearing square toed oxfords or boots of any color these days, especially in a business setting:
“Tasteless guys wear them,” he says. “They don’t even go to nice clubs. They go to cheap clubs. Every population has the same segments. We have the trendy individuals, the average individuals, and the tasteless individuals."
Personally I have one pair of shoes that look like this
, and another that look like this
. I like they way they look on my foot, usually with dark blue jeans. But apparently I am wrong.
Why am I wrong? When exactly did this shape of shoe become such a style-signifier? Is it a mere whim of fashion or do they actually look bad? They look a little bulbous, but hey, I got smallish feet, so it doesn't look clownish or something. Or maybe it does. I feel like I'm being gas-lighted. Do chukka shoes like Clarks really look that much more awesome? They are bulbous too.
Final bonus question! I like wingtips. Can truly you wear wingtips with really casual jeans? I can't decide--it feels like I'm wearing fairy slippers when I do.