I have a pair of boat shoes that have never touched a boat. When I was little, I had a pair of penny loafers but couldn't hold onto cash long enough to ever have pennies in them. I got the boat shoes to wear to work, where several of my male colleagues wear them. While I'm pretty sure that most of my coworkers most casual shoes are the boat shoes they wear on casual Fridays. My boat shoes are by far the fanciest shoes I own. I bought them specifically for their fanciness, though I also thought they'd be great to wear to yacht-rock-themed parties with a blue blazer with gold buttons and a captain's hat. As my fanciest shoes, they get pulled out on special occasions. If anyone I know ever has a black-tie wedding, I'll have to spray paint them to match my tux.