So if you had a smart/casual dress code (Assuming a work trip) and you are wearing singlepleat/tailored trousers (odd trousers but dark colours e.g. dark navy fresco and dark grey worsted) What shoes are you going to wear with that. Clearly not an oxford or a split toe neither a black loafer. A very dark brown suede would work I guess but need this within a certain time
I'm not sure what the issue is here.
Why must you have black?
You have no other shoes?
What do you mean by formal - Dinner Suit?
What do you mean by casual - biz cas, smart non biz cas, BBQ, strolling around town, going to films?
My impression of those slip on shoes has always been that they are older style shoes for old money men. They are the type of shoes for Earls and men in castles oroldmansions who own Rolls Royces. Notice how they are offered by the top shoe manufacturers and offered by the top old bespoke houses like Lobb.
The wonderful bleached antiqued leather would be no accident either IMO. Those old money folks would buy the best shoes and own them for a lifetime, and over time the bleaching effect would occur. Also notice how G&G does deco black bleach antique shoes. This is my theory, this is high society stuff, and to me it makes perfect sense. But even more so, my intuition tells me this is probably what is going on.
Even when l was a kid, those shoes told me they are for men with vast fortunes. Later in the 80's l saw Alan Bond with a pair (billionaire). Rich guys used to love those types of shoos...plain high fronted loafer type of shoes...they ooze class! These are for guys that want to live in a world that is above the need for laces, and they are above the average loafer on a manager. These shoos are for guys that rule the world!