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    Cheap eBay find - needs pairing suggestions



    Picked these( http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/823/wp000052o.jpg/ ) up on a whim on eBay since they were going real cheap. I am at a loss for pairing suggestions though since I have never worn wingtips before.


    Also, what belt shade should I be on the lookout for to complement them?


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    What do you mean by pairing? General outfit, pants, shirt and tie? I know this isn't super helpful, but it's true: those will go with nearly anything. I wear wingtips with everything from jeans with a casual button down and a sweater to a suit.

    "You don't need money to dress better than you do" - Salvatore Romano

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      #3


      Yep, wingtips are about as versatile as they get.

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        #4


        greg_s: Sorry for the generality of the question but I was wondering if these would go well with just some dark jeans and a casual shirt? I am also assuming that a polo/jeans combo might not be the best choice with these.


        As stated in the OP, I have never worn wingtips before, so was wondering what sort of combinations people generally pair them with.

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          #5


          Wingtips in general are more formal than a loafer. I probably wouldn't wear them with a polo, unless they are really beat up (like a worn pair of McTavishes or Elgin's, or something suede maybe). Otherwise, I agree with greg_s that you can really pair them with any button up shirt and pants (navy, gray, golden brown, or green if you're adventurous).

          My Measurements: 6' 1" height, 35" sleeves, 41-42" chest/jacket, 35" waist, 34" inseam, 11.5D/EEE shoes, 200 lbs

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            #6


            Yacko is spot on here. I will wear my nubuck Brennan wingtips from Johnston & Murphy with a polo as they are worn in. Also, I have a pair of slip on wingtips with no laces that I will even wear sock less with shorts. These ones, however, I'd stick to a button up and any sort of pants. It is hard to tell, are they just a rich brown or is there some burgundy going on there?

            "You don't need money to dress better than you do" - Salvatore Romano

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              #7


              Thanks for posting this question aks. I have a new pair of wingtips, and I haven't worn them because I didn't really know what to wear em with, either.

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                #8


                Aks, I was assuming these were burgundy, so I was looking at a palette like this:

                http://www.thetiebar.com/order_page.asp?pn=23456

                http://www.thetiebar.com/order_page.asp?pn=22756


                Or if they are brown:

                http://www.thetiebar.com/order_page.asp?pn=33426

                http://www.thetiebar.com/order_page.asp?pn=23402

                My Measurements: 6' 1" height, 35" sleeves, 41-42" chest/jacket, 35" waist, 34" inseam, 11.5D/EEE shoes, 200 lbs

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                  #9


                  Some highly overthought / detailed commentary:


                  Your shoes are a 'shortwing' style, which, traditionally (meaning most of the people who would EVER notice something like this are now dead) was thought of as being more formal. So if you want to get techie, at least avoid wearing them with jeans. Especially not polos.


                  The longwing style is the more casual version (traditionally) so those can be worn with just about anything (though I might still take another poster's advice and steer clear of the polo... that's a little too casual imo).


                  Again, minor details (most people would never think about it), but when I see someone wearing wingtips and jeans, and I notice they're longwings rather than shortwings, I think "<i>this guy</i> knows what he's doing."

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                    #10


                    Hillbilly is right. Also they are closed toe shoes which are generally associated with formality. Avoid jeans with these, unless they look just like slacks because closed toes IMO are meant for slacks. The brown short wing is a formal daytime shoe.

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