Today it’s the new normal to wear sneakers with a blazer, even with a more formal fit with wool pants and a tie. But it’s much more difficult to pull off wearing sneakers with a suit. If you dress down the suit it can be easier, for example by avoiding shirt and tie and go for a turtleneck instead. But to combine the classical menswear uniform suit-shirt-tie with sneakers rarely works. Generally it looks contrived, sloppy or just plain ridiculous. Question is: can it be done? Here’s one attempt, with a pic with more formal shoes as well as comparison.
Shoe-Porn from Cat Hair
Edward Green Chelseas in the snow.
Close-up from Diplomatic Ties 451: Boots
Crockett & Jones. The model is Coniston in dark brown scotch country grain.
Shoes from The 3-Piece
Close-up from Diplomatic Ties 409
Shoeporn: Edward Green’s single monk “Hove”
Monk shoes have been popular for some time now, especially the double monks. I don’t really like monk shoes and I dislike double monks in particular. This is the exception, Edward Green’s single monk “Hove”, which is just a beautiful shoe. The same goes for Edward Green’s “Mercer”, which is essentially the same model but without brogue. Only monk shoes I can stand.
Close-up from Summer Knits
Suede shoes from Mano.