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Are these shoes hideous or not?

(38 Posts)
clary Wed 23-Dec-15 21:17:18

I lusted after a similar pair a year ago from Clarks (same style but oxblood patent leather with tweed insets!) and now these ones are in the sale at a mega discount.

DS1 says they look like clown's shoes and DS2 says they are weird. What do you think oh wise ones? I am thinking for work with tapered smart trousers or a short straight skirt and opaques?

MabelFurball Wed 23-Dec-15 21:20:38

I think they look cool - very sharp.

WanderingTrolley1 Wed 23-Dec-15 21:22:49

Maybe, in one tone. As they are, they are hideous.

UninventiveUsername Wed 23-Dec-15 21:23:14

I don't think they are hideous, they are in a style I like and would wear, but they do come across as a bit clunky and something about the laces puts me off. Not sure if it's the photo not doing them justice though.

clary Wed 23-Dec-15 21:23:33

Ah, the one-colour ones are not in the sale, still £60. These ones and the black and white ones are £24 smile

Didiusfalco Wed 23-Dec-15 21:45:52

They are totally not my style but i could see them looking good with some tailored trousers for work. Given that you lusted after something similar a year a go and still like them i think you should get them, plus theyre a bargain!

NashvilleQueen Wed 23-Dec-15 21:51:00

I think they'd look better with round rather than flat laces IYSWIM

IHaveBrilloHair Wed 23-Dec-15 21:53:06

With trousers yes, skirts no.

Bananasandchocolatecustard Wed 23-Dec-15 21:55:01

I don't like them, look like tap dancing shoes.

megletthesecond Wed 23-Dec-15 21:55:04

If you can pull them off Alexa Chung style then yes.

Jw35 Wed 23-Dec-15 22:01:33

I thought you were male until you said skirts! Sorry I thought they were (very nice) men's shoes.

Nettletheelf Wed 23-Dec-15 22:16:02

They are terrible. Don't buy them. Your son is right with the clown shoe comparison.

They look like they might have been worn by Fat Sam in Bugsy Malone. Don't be Fat Sam, be Tallulah!

SwedishEdith Wed 23-Dec-15 22:20:07

Well, things are usually in the sale for a reason.

blueshoes Wed 23-Dec-15 22:27:30

No. You will look like a cross dresser.

clary Thu 24-Dec-15 00:37:18

:D at Fat Sam. DS2 played that role a couple of years ago, shame I didn't have the shoes.

DH saw them on the 'puter later on and said something uncomplimentary which I won't repeat smile.

I've ordered them anyway along with two pairs of boots. Will probably send the whole lot back but discounts are excellent and sometimes things look better on than you think they might.

Don't agree btw about things being in sale for a reason ie they are horrid - I once got a gorgeous pair of suede ballet pumps in the Clarks sale, £14 from £40 and I wore them until they fell apart. Wish I'd bought two pairs.

GhettoFabulous Thu 24-Dec-15 12:40:05

I've seen them in real life and they're hideous - and I love that style.

amarmai Thu 24-Dec-15 20:37:56

hard to see the colors , but brogues go well with straight leg trous. I like the b/w better tho/

UninventiveUsername Thu 24-Dec-15 21:36:41

I had a look at the black and white pair and much prefer those.

BeaufortBelle Thu 24-Dec-15 21:48:28

Not my style, sorry. I know the style has been popular but they are still men's shoes. As much chance of my DH wearing pink ballet flats as me wearing that style x

Chinesealan Thu 24-Dec-15 21:51:19

It really depends what you look like. I'm short and freckly so I'd look rather humorous in them. They need to be a counterpoints you, so if you were tall and olive skinned, for example,they might look good.

areyoubeingserviced Thu 24-Dec-15 21:51:41

Horrid- Sorry

museumum Thu 24-Dec-15 21:52:36

Oxblood and tweed sound great.

These not so much.

clary Thu 24-Dec-15 21:55:23

Lol thanks ladies! I reckon you are mostly going to be right. sad Maybe the boots will be good...

clary Thu 24-Dec-15 22:07:23

These are the oxblood tweed ones btw, still really like 'em...

Lurkedforever1 Thu 24-Dec-15 22:12:00

Sorry, but just no, no and no. They are hideous, and I can't imagine them being complimentary to any clothing/ style. Unless you're Barbara woodhouse

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