i can't get this photo of Maya Villiger out of my mind these days. (props to how she's rocking a turban with denim-on-denim!) happily living in cuffed jeans and brogues at the moment.
i'm not wearing a particularly 'special' ensemble below, but i did want to show what the Church's look like on with one of my regular uniforms in case anyone is contemplating getting a pair.
thoughts on proportion and styling: to wear old man shoes in a tomboyish / gentlewomanly way, i find that showing some ankle is always good. i was also pleasantly surprised to find that the Church's are sleeker on the foot than they look in photos online.
in terms of fit – the Church's do run a bit big. however, while Net-a-Porter says to size down a full size, i found this to be misleading: the shoe felt uncomfortably tight all over and was impossible to get on without the persistent aid of a shoehorn. i think a half size down from your usual size is more accurate; that's the size i'm wearing here. there's a bit of room for thin socks and/or a thin insole, depending on how you like to wear your shoes.
what do you think? do you have a pair of Church's?