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Will these shoes go out of style?

CurlswirlCurlswirl Posts: 526Registered Users
Do you think these shoes are nice and will they go out of style? I am thinking about getting them in dark brown.Carson Oxford - View All Women's Shoes - Sneakers, Clogs, Ballet Shoes, & More - The Frye Company

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  • The New BlackThe New Black Posts: 16,738Registered Users
    They're not my style. Too masculine. I like menswear and masculine clothes on women but they have to have a certain fabulousness about them. Those shoes are really expensive too. But the good news is, they're Frye and will probably hold up well and possibly look even better over the years. Some people might say they have a timeless look. I just wouldnt get much wear out of them though.
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  • CurlswirlCurlswirl Posts: 526Registered Users
    Good points New Black, thanks! I was thinking the same thing about them being too masculine looking and being
    very expensive.They also look a little bit like granny shoes to me. I'm also not sure how I would wear them. A plus is they are very comfortable. These are really like the Frye Carson boots converted into an oxford shoe.
  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,258Registered Users
    I love them in green or red or blue. The brown is just too blah.
  • redcelticcurlsredcelticcurls Posts: 17,502Registered Users
    I like them. They're classic and should last for years.
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  • CurlswirlCurlswirl Posts: 526Registered Users
    They seem complicated to wear. I found this link that gives tips on wearing oxfordshttp://www.thechicfashionista.com/womens-oxford-shoes.html
  • MKcurlyMKcurly Posts: 103Registered Users
    They are definitely in style now. I think that the heel is too chunky for them to be considered timeless. For my budget they're too expensive for trendy shoes. Frye is good quality and is worth buying if you think you're still going to be wearing them in 5+ years. Good luck deciding!
  • claudine19claudine19 Posts: 4,486Registered Users
    I've had a pair for about 20 years (the toe box slightly varies on mine).

    People always notice and compliment me on them when I wear them.
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  • CurlswirlCurlswirl Posts: 526Registered Users
    What color are yours Claudine? What do you wear them with?
  • claudine19claudine19 Posts: 4,486Registered Users
    I looked up the link you added; it didn't work, but I think I found it anyway: is it The Chic Fashionista? Good site!

    Anyway, I wear jumpers (in the American sense) sometimes, and they're usually above the knee. I pair them with patterned tights (tweed or not quite lace ((I dislike lace) and then with the Oxfords. My Oxfords are brown, but my jumpers are wine colored or dark grey, so there's room to play with tights colors and tops.

    I don't wear mine often, but I did when I had to dress up for work more. They're comfortable, and they show next to no wear.
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  • violetsviolets Posts: 1,689Registered Users
    Not something I would wear. I would only try to wear those if I was trying to look like a man. Which I am not.
    Also, to me there is no such thing as timeless. I don't want to wear ANYTHING for 5 years. They will eventually look old. They might not break like a regular shoe because they are meant to last, but they will have an old look and feel to them.
    Things that are "classic" always change something. Those designers always find a way to change things. It might be subtle, but it always changes.
  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 19,251Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I love oxfords and can't imagine a classic style like that ever goes out of style. They are way out of my budget but if I owned them I would wear them with jeans or slacks or a sweater dress with tights.
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  • Who Me?Who Me? Posts: 3,181Registered Users
    I think a classic Oxford is never obviously "out"...but it's also very rarely a "stylish" shoe. Right now oxfords and men's-style shoes are super trendy. Personally, I don't think the trend will last very long, or reach anyone other than the trendy. So if you're really not into style and staying in fashion, I think a classic Oxford would be a good shoe for you.

    However, the big chunky heel makes this very much not a classic Oxford, in my opinion. Chunky 90s-style shoes also seem to be having a bit of a resurgence. It's not going to last, and will look completely dated in a couple years at most. And will also make you look a bit of a fashion victim in the meantime, jumping on the 90s chunky heel trend!
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  • CurlswirlCurlswirl Posts: 526Registered Users
    Isn't the chunky heel just a western heel? The shoes were morphed from these boots which are timeless western Frye boots: Frye Carson Shortie Whiskey Antique Soft Leather - Zappos.com Free Shipping BOTH Ways

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  • jeepcurlygurljeepcurlygurl Posts: 19,251Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    I'm not sure what other kind of a heel an oxford could have?
    I don't find these shoes to be trendy at all. It's kind of like calling t-shirts trendy. They've both been around for many decades with minor changes here and there, but basically they still look like oxfords and t-shirts.
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  • claudine19claudine19 Posts: 4,486Registered Users
    I think those boots are beautiful, although I like a round or square toe better.
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  • wild~hairwild~hair Posts: 9,890Registered Users
    I think of Fryes as classic, timeless pieces. They are a good investment, IMO.
  • chloe92uschloe92us Posts: 1,203Registered Users
    I think those are classic. I have a pair of Frye boots and could wear those oxfords in place of them with any outfit. Love!
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  • CurlswirlCurlswirl Posts: 526Registered Users
    Thanks everyone. I am still considering buying them now in either cognac or dark brown. Which color would be sharper and more versatile?
  • claudine19claudine19 Posts: 4,486Registered Users
    Dark brown, because you can wear lighter tights with darker shoes, whereas darker tights with lighter shoes looks off sometimes.

    With that said, I think the cognac is very pretty, though.
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  • DedachanDedachan Posts: 1,644Registered Users
    I don't know if they will go out of style or not, but I love oxfords. You can always balance the masculine aspect of it by wearing more feminine clothes. I found they are much more flexible to match than I had initially imagined.
  • claudine19claudine19 Posts: 4,486Registered Users
    Good point. A vintage dress might work.
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  • PerriPPerriP Posts: 6,613Registered Users
    I just had an email from 6pm.com - many of their Frye shoes are on sale - you may find them cheaper there...
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  • spiderlashes5000spiderlashes5000 Posts: 17,495Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Some general styles are classics but the details will change over time and the version you have from several years ago will most likely look dated.

    If I had to wear those, I'd wear the cognac. They look a bit more jaunty and feminine to me. The dark brown is "looking for a come up," so to speak. LOL