Kit or Patent leather would you wear at work?

Kit or Patent Leather

  • Black Kit Leather

  • Black Patent Leather


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for3v3rz

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Nov 1, 2013
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I can't decide if the black kit leather or the black patent leather is more appropriate for the office. I want to leave a pair there. What do you suggest?
 

Camille Lyon

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Mar 12, 2013
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It depends on the environment... Really. But if you are in a conservative company I would say kid.
I have a rule I don't wear black patent to work, nude patent is ok, but black patent no. But I work in a very conservative place
 

ifinena

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May 1, 2012
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In a beleaguered land...
Kid leather is a safer choice. Jazz calf is good too (decolletee868 in jazz calf is a classic work shoe). But I would do black patent too, depending on the style.
Which style are you thinking of?
 

cathe_kim

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Aug 27, 2014
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I work at a law firm so naturally I would say kid leather. That could be because I own mostly kid leather and no patents. I hate the noise they make when you accidently brush one against the other when walking and it sometimes leaves a mark! :sad:


I think that if you don't work in a conservative environment and can be more liberal about the dress code I'd say it doesn't really matter. :biggrin:
 

Brittasf

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Feb 28, 2014
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I feel that it depends on the style of shoe too. A lower heel in patent is still more conservative than a high heel in kid.
 

HelenOfTroy45

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I have been working in one of the most conservative environments, i.e., investment banking.
I wear patent as well as kid. I even wear my exotics (conservative colors) to work. I have been in the industry long enough and people know I get the job done and more so that might be why nobody makes a fuss, but even when I was a new to the industry right out of college, people never complained about me wearing patents.