(Photo Credit: GQ.com Feb 2010)
The above quote sums up Mr. Style's opinion on boat shoes, as in you won't be seeing them gracing his feet anytime soon. But as a men's footwear trend, they don't seem to be heading anywhere fast, and this summer they're set to explode as the footwear dujour of the trendster crowd.
Now I'm not against them per se, the opinion stated in the quote above is the opinion of Mr. Style (this is the Mr. Style file) I actually like them paired with a dapper pair of tailored shorts or a pair of rolled up jeans but I do understand where Mr. Style is coming from, so please, boys, wear them tastefully.
Here are some pleasant examples from the boys of Lookbook.nu
Clockwise: Dennis R, Michael B, Blake J, Paul J, Rayyiu R, Benjamin P
See these boys wrestled with this classic and made it their own. Classic with a twist – that's what we like round these parts. Now if I've persuaded you…Mr Style is still an adament no, here are some options for you to buy your own.
1) Canvas – Sperry – $70, 2) Brown Leather – Lands End – $79.50, 3) Blue Nubuck – Jack Purcell via Urban Outfitters – $70, 4) Tri-Colour – Sebago via Zappos.com – $89.95, 5) Metallic – ASOS.com – $67.64
If you enjoyed this weeks episode of the Mr. Style File stay tuned for next Sunday! And to learn who Mr Style actually is check out this post!
By Kelsi Smith and Mr Style.
Mr. Style, I like the cut of your jib, and I also despise topsiders. I was in high school in the early 80’s and boat shoes were the footgear of choice for all the preppy jocks that my crowd (post-punk, new wave, a few token deadheads)couldn’t stand.
I’d rather see Birkenstocks on a man in summer and I don’t even like Birkenstocks!
For most of those outfits I would substitute sandals, vans or low-top converse, or a vintage-y pair of jazz oxfords.
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