They look good, at least in part, because they are both selvedge denim, anything less won't look as good when cuffed. Maybe precisely that's why they are cuffed in the first place, to show off the selvedge. Nice brown shoes too.
I'm surprised most haven't commented on the selvage/selvedge denim they're both wearing! Beyond the contrast of the indigo against the rich patina that has developed on both their leather shoes — the selvage gives them both such a refined edge. Awesome.
They both look like Men's shoes to me but it is a little open to question…..can't say I'm too crazy about the sans socks with these shoe style, going sockless works in some cases and not others and here the effect is somehow not pleasing as it would be if they were say Tods. The monkstraps judging by the sheen are brand new whereas the brogues have been around a bit…..they have a nice patina but would look even better with a bit of polish as this would give them the same warm glow as the monkstrap.
Florsheim used to carry a very nice brogue in their imperial line that was very reasonable (even in the cordovans); I just found a vintage black pair, but I would love to have a pair of brown ones like the left pair…they have so much character and are virtually indestructible. Great selvage, BTW!
May I ask, since this is probably the place to do it- How do people wear shoes like this without getting aweful cuts in their feet? This is one look that I just can't pull off because I love socks too much and if anyone had a tip that'd be great.
? for all of you sartorialists out there- How do you pull of this look without getting horrible cuts and blisters from the leather shoes? this is one look I just can't pull off- I love socks and it hurts too much.
I love this look, I have a great pair of brouges that i wear with very thin red laces and turned up jeans/no socks. I just love the the way that people react to it especially in a small city like mine!
I've been looking for these shoes for weeks but I can't find them anywhere. I know these shoes are from Ralph Lauren but the is a darker brown on the ones they have for sale. Any ideas on where to find this lighter brown color? Anyone?