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Ifionlyknewthenwhatiknownow3 Sun 08-May-16 12:08:46

Thoughts on deck shoes anyone? I've ordered with 20% off on a bank holiday local shoe shop sale. They're not too ghastly are they?

NattyGolfJerkin Sun 08-May-16 12:26:02

I really don't like them but if you do, go for it, that's all that matters.

Myinlawsdidthisthebastards Sun 08-May-16 12:26:53

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Sparklingbrook Sun 08-May-16 12:27:39

You might want to get this moved to S&B or Chat.

AuntieStella Sun 08-May-16 12:28:18

Yes, site issues for sneaky questions about what MNHQ wear.

Or seriously unlucky spam, if aim was to publicise that Dubarry do more than toasty warm boots.

Ifionlyknewthenwhatiknownow3 Sun 08-May-16 12:56:02

Sorry, I'd no idea I'd posted in the wrong place. I'll try to move it,

Ifionlyknewthenwhatiknownow3 Sun 08-May-16 13:02:24

Please tell me how to move this to Style and Beauty. Thanks.

cozietoesie Sun 08-May-16 13:17:34

The quickest way is usually to report your own OP and ask MNHQ. (Although who knows but that someone might have already brought it to their attention.)

BeccaMumsnet (MNHQ) Sun 08-May-16 13:49:38

We'll move it over there now. Thanks all.

Redlocks28 Sun 08-May-16 14:21:58

My dad wears these. They look fine on a 75 year old man-I am not so keen!! Sorry.

Tate15 Sun 08-May-16 14:43:18

Grim for anyone under 65.

OK if you are Hugh Grant or Steve Bing as this is the sort of monstrosity they would wear with long navy shorts and an open neck shirt.

MadisonMontgomery Sun 08-May-16 14:55:07

I loooooove them - they look fab with jeans, shorts plus I wear mine for work with chinos. I like Sperry - hard wearing & really comfy. Plus loads of teenage girls have started wearing them where I live so I must be doing something right for a change!

Puppymouse Sun 08-May-16 15:20:31

I have these only in brown leather not with the navy and they're like slippers. I wear with skinny trousers, jeans and shorts.

Yes they're a bit wanky. Blame my upbringing. But DH would rather scoop his eyeballs out with spoons than wear these. Or chinos for that matter.

I also have a horse and a Joules quilted jacket winkgrin

Puppymouse Sun 08-May-16 15:20:53

These I meant - typed too quick

dairyfarmerswife Sun 08-May-16 15:24:02

I have those sebago ones too. V comfy now but they are narrow and took a while to break in. I prefer the shorter front on them, to the dubarry ones.

Puppymouse Sun 08-May-16 15:28:30

Ditto dairy. There's a fine line with deck shoes. I think the shorter front is much nicer. I have big feet anyway so would rather not look like I was wearing actual boats.

CaveMum Sun 08-May-16 15:45:40

I have the Sebago Bala too these they look great with skinny jeans.

Tate15 Sun 08-May-16 16:08:25

As much as I loath crocs, these look OK!

leghoul Sun 08-May-16 18:18:17

Deck shoes are fantastic they are ridiculously comforable, great in all weathers, and actually supportive of your feet. Sperry are the comfiest I've ever had but I wear mine until they collapse.

Alicekeach Sun 08-May-16 18:22:49

I wear them and have done for 20 years. I have timberlands for winter and sebago for summer. They're comfy for walking in and have non-slip soles, which is important as I do a lot of boating. I don't care if they are in fashion or not!

heyhulahoop Sun 08-May-16 18:32:01

Bit hoo ra henrietta.

Ifionlyknewthenwhatiknownow3 Sun 08-May-16 19:52:09

Yes, I see what you mean about the shorter front, I think they are better like that. The Sebago Bala's are in lovely bright colours too. Hopefully mine arrive soon and I'll see what they're good with. Thanks everyone.

SelfLoadingFreight Sun 08-May-16 21:15:49

I love Timberlands, live in them most days, not cheap to buy but very long lasting & Timpsons are now approved repairers.
If you Google Timberland Custom, you can choose your own colours as well.

Ifionlyknewthenwhatiknownow3 Mon 09-May-16 08:43:14

The timberlands are very nice. Need to see them all in the flesh sometime. Happy to see deck shoes have their fans, I think if I keep mine they could be very useful.

specialsubject Mon 09-May-16 14:42:38

In my experience - no grip, weigh a ton , cut your feet up and look awful . and those were allegedly proper deck shoes. Never again!

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