Great shoes, with a good outfit. I thought critter pants were supposed to be a summer piece, yet it appears someone has taken them to a new level by embroidering cords. One thing: dress shoes should be polished!!! A little bit of neutral wax and edge dressing go a long way in between polishes, but then I always do my own at home!!! I do like the shoes. Jorge from W Palm Beach
This is classic – New England preppy in Italy! Why not? We rock their fashions. I dunno ’bout the “critter” pants, but I do like the shoes. My father has a similar pair from Brooks Brothers that he similarly sports w/out socks.
Even though the title is “those shoes”, I like everything BUT the shoes with this ensemble. The colors and textures are great together, yet I wish for a more sturdy shoe here – the no socks plus dress shoe is too delicate somehow for the roughness of the rest.
LOVE the shoes. Love the bangs. As for the rest…. looks everyday-ish. Sweater reminds of a Polo v-neck I have. Mine is looking pretty haggard, not really my color (of course after I’ve had it for two years).
I wonder if anyone else ever feels a tinge of pride when the Sart holds up something they do everyday as something to be pointed out? I wear tassel loafers all of the time. I had them on last night with my jeans just because.
And I have have the Ralph lauren seersucker boat print pants that I wear like jeans. Luckily, I live in Vegas ,so, Seasons aren’t an issue here. I do like his pants a lot. I have to say I hate the affected roll up thing going on.
It almost looks like he is wearing shoes from two different pairs both the same color. The right one is square-toed, but the left one looks like a pointed toe. The left one also looks newer. I’m sure it’s just the lighting – isn’t it?
Superb blend of Nantucket preppy and italian style. Also, did anyone notice the really bizarre optical illusion happening on this guys head? Looks like he has a face above his face??! Anyway, I am moving to Rome next week and look forward to the eye candy.
Really? some of you guys have never seen critter pants in real life?
those are not corduroy pants like someone said (just look at the back where they are rolled). but corduroys have been embroidered since forever, or “gameday pants” as many call them since they are popular at football games. so definitely not just a warm weather thing
also those tassel loafers are pretty standard BB fare
the un-prep sunglasses are an instant signal that this guy is just putting on a costume, he didnt grow up wearing that stuff.
I dig this guy’s cuffed critter slacks–they look like sailing ships or something in that vein. Shirt collar in technicolor purple His sunglasses, wheat-color wool sweater and shoes are a hit in my book. The whole outfit is crisp and capable, socks or no socks! Great shot BTW, Sart!
Great colour and texture ansamble, although the sweater could have been a different hue for my taste, and those shoes look great mainly because of the lack of socks… HOWEVER First and foremost, as Jorge from W Palm Beach above also mentioned, to have shoes be a central piece in your outfit and for them to be so dingy and scuffed is simply being lazy. Secondly all the clothing is too loose and untailored for my taste, giving a feel of untidyness and dingyness rather than of sharp casual.
Those shoes appear to be color #8 shell cordovan (probably made by Alden), which do not take a high shine, but rather develop a rich burnished look with areas of lighter and darker hue. I can’t see any dinginess or scuffs, other than typical wear on the toe of the sole. The whole point of these shoes is to let the patina develop with age and get them recrafted when the sole wears out. These are hardly run-down shoes, just well-worn ones.
My take is this: New England preppy is easy and boring unless there is some sort of mismatch. I would have liked to have seen more of the purple polo and definitely a brighter sweater. “Critter” pants work well with the look but the fit leaves a lot to be desired. They’d be great as a less tapered on his body type. Tasseled loafers, ugh! Sorry, Scott. I guess so. But they are generally pretty boring, uninspired footwear in my opinion. Though wearing them unpolished is the right way to keep the look casual. And I personally love not wearing socks in the winter. Reminds me of the warmer months and keeps my spirits up. Thanks.