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15 Apr 2007 JayRed said

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Hi everyone. I've seen a lot of discussion about womens shoes but not really anything about mens.
All I really need to know is how dressy do mens shoes have to be for getting into night clubs etc?
Reason being is that the only leather shoes I have are cheapies, other than that I could take my semi-sued black human brand shoes, which don't stand out, or I could take my brown kappa shoes.
Trying not to spend money on stuff unnecessarily so if these kinds of shoes are acceptable, then that's what I'll take with me. Any help appreciated, cheers
  • 15 Apr 2007 Carlos said

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    yeah, good question. I was planning to take just casual shoes, but then I thought they wouldn’t cut it on those dressy nights. Answers people!!!!

  • 15 Apr 2007 junior37991 said

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    Hi, Just as a guide I am taking one of each of the following shoes:
    Thongs
    Normal walking shoes/joggers
    Formal Leather Black Shoes
    White Lace Up Going Out Shoes

  • 16 Apr 2007 Carlos said

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    I was wondering if casual shoes would get you into the dress up nights, or are those events black leather shoes only. E.g. Like the Casino outting, restaurants.

  • 16 Apr 2007 kb1982 said

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    Hope this helps:

    Most clubs have the same dress standards as here australia. I would recommend some nice shoes for casino and special dinners/occasions, $50 leather shoes wont cut it.

    Also get some decent trainers(ie. diesel etc) for most other ie. going to the hotel bar or just a dance nightclub should be sufficient. Most nights you will just be at the hotel/campsite/village bar.

    Get some comfortable thongs as you will probably wear them all day if thats what you wear in Australia during the day

  • 16 Apr 2007 JayRed said

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    quote:
    Originally posted by junior37991:
    Hi, Just as a guide I am taking one of each of the following shoes:
    Thongs
    Normal walking shoes/joggers
    Formal Leather Black Shoes
    White Lace Up Going Out Shoes



    A little more than I’d prefer to carry, though admittedly this would be ideal.
    Not sure how I’m going to go for packing space yet. I guess I’ll just have to pack & weigh my bag then go from there.
    Main thing for me was that I was thinking of possibly buying leather shoes in Italy, but if I need them before then I’m stuffed.
    My leathers are only cheapies so if I need to I suppose I could always chuck them later on if necessary.
    Thanks for the input everyone.

  • 16 Apr 2007 ptooma said

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    tsk … you are overpacking … see my comment above.
    But if you enjoy carrying extra stuff around … then go ahead.

  • 16 Apr 2007 junior37991 said

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    Yeah it is a bit more than I would like to carry but I figure that it covers all occasions and you will at least be wearing one pair that you don’t need to pack.

  • 17 Apr 2007 JayRed said

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    quote:
    Originally posted by kb1982:
    Hope this helps:

    Most clubs have the same dress standards as here australia. I would recommend some nice shoes for casino and special dinners/occasions, $50 leather shoes wont cut it.

    Also get some decent trainers(ie. diesel etc) for most other ie. going to the hotel bar or just a dance nightclub should be sufficient. Most nights you will just be at the hotel/campsite/village bar.

    Get some comfortable thongs as you will probably wear them all day if thats what you wear in Australia during the day



    Somehow missed your post before, must’ve been in a hurry.
    The leather shoes obviously have to look shmick, & I don’t have good ones Frowner<!--graemlin::(--> As for the other pair, my Kappa shoes would be the closest thing I have to something like Diesel.
    If I have to buy leather shoes before I go that’s one thing I’ll no longer be buying in Italy.

    Useful info, cheers

  • 17 Apr 2007 JayRed said

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    quote:
    Originally posted by _______:
    tsk … you are overpacking … see my comment above.
    But if you enjoy carrying extra stuff around … then go ahead.



    Did read the threads you referred to & yeah I still want to take only 2 pairs of shoes. kb1982 I think sumes up exactly what’s need best to take. Thanks

  • 17 Apr 2007 scape said

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    you blokes are nut! 4 paris of shoes, bugger that lol

    im taking my thongs and i went out an got myself a new pair of shoe sthat will double as day shoes(if i dont wanna where my thongs) and as going out shoes

    they look nice enuff to be going out ones but are madd comfy for walking

  • 17 Apr 2007 ptooma said

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    quote:
    Originally posted by scape:
    you blokes are nut! 4 paris of shoes, bugger that lol

    im taking my thongs and i went out an got myself a new pair of shoe sthat will double as day shoes(if i dont wanna where my thongs) and as going out shoes

    they look nice enuff to be going out ones but are madd comfy for walking




    I agree (from experience)… thongs and 1 pair of shoes such as this which double for walking and decent enough shoes for going out. No one is going to care if you got formal leather shoes on your feet at night. No one is going to see.

    - Vic

  • 18 Apr 2007 michAel-89 said

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    woah, ptooma!

    i bought almost the same shoes!!!



    do these shoes qualify for formal going outing AND the monaco thingie?

    im planning on bringing “formal clothes” with me for this evening specifically, but not another pair of shoes.

    SO.

    do you think theyre OK????

  • 18 Apr 2007 ptooma said

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    Yeah … no worries michael … those shoes will suffice … travel light. No tie nor dinner jacket needed. Wearing a collared button shirt is fine. Black always looks smart.

    - Vic

  • 25 Mar 2010 Lucas said

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    Hey everyone,

    Thought I would resurrect this topic as it has been on my mind.

    I’m trying to avoid bringing a suit and formal clothes, I wear them for work so it’s not exactly a novelty, and the impression that I get is that it is rarely need if at all. I’m going on the Euro experience so I think Monaco would be the most ‘formal’ occasion.

    At this stage I’m just thinking of bringing
    - thongs
    - comfortable walking shoes
    - converse low-tops

    Do you reckon I’ll be ok with this? I don’t want to overpack and it just seems pointless bringing formal gear when most nights jeans and a nice shirt will probably do fine.

    Cheers in advance for the advice.

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