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post #16 of 22
I love them, and I, and I thought the majority of the forum members don't give a toss about fashion, so who cares if they are in or not. In fact on reflection I prefer it if they are not, so it is clear that it is my intention to be deliberately unfashionable, independent and I will not have to suffer strangers looking at my Church's custom grades, being so vulgar as to ask me where I got them and how much they cost before telling me they saw a pair just like them in Barrets/Clarks etc for £20 in a sale. No you did not. Please no jokes about Church's, I like them.
post #17 of 22
Wingtips endure. Viva La Trad. Horace Apostate/Former Follower of Wigmore.
post #18 of 22
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Wingtips are *great*. I don't know why the ones AE is carrying right now are so awful though. You basically have three options and they all suck. 1 has a piece of leather at the heel that stretches straight all the way to the front (very ugly), the second has the leather at the heel colliding with the leather from the wing tip in the front itself. The third just suggests a wingtip through perforations on a smooth vamp. ick. What happened to the regular wing tips, where the leather at the heel curves gracefully and terminates at the sole? -boston
There's no debating tastes, I guess. When you say, "The third just suggests a wingtip through perforations on a smooth vamp," I presume you are referring to the Fairfax. I wouldn't call that a wingtip--it's a wholecut with decorative broguing. As to A-E's true wingtips, there are actually four: The Broadstreet spectator, the Chester, the MacNeil and the new Birmingham. The Chester impresses me as a very classic, traditional wingtip. I have never been interested in it simply because I don't like the #3 last on which it is built. (Also, it is only offered in black; I neither need nor want any more black shoes.) The MacNeil in burgundy cordovan I think is a very handsome shoe--a classic "long wingtip." I do think it looks a trifle "old mann-ish," but, hey, I am an old man, so I might pick up a pair in the unlikely event I feel extra-flush sometime. The Birmingham in chili is, I think, a gorgeous shoe, and I mean to possess a pair at the next outlet sale unless I am reduced to absolute pauperdom before then or I have cashed in my chips. Some have lamented the absence of a toe medallion on the Birmingham, but that bothers me not at all.
post #19 of 22
I LOVE wingtips. Don't let anyone tell you they look unfashionable. Who gives a damn what the latest fashion is. Wingtips are eternal. I have a lovely pair of cordovan Florsheims. Probably the most comfortable shoes I own (maybe the cheapest too) and they always get great comments. bob
post #20 of 22
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I LOVE wingtips.  Don't let anyone tell you they look unfashionable.  Who gives a damn what the latest fashion is.  Wingtips are eternal.  I have a lovely pair of cordovan Florsheims.  Probably the most comfortable shoes I own (maybe the cheapest too) and they always get great comments. bob
When did you get those Flories? I'd love to find an old catalog of Flor's, by the way.
post #21 of 22
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(rdawson808 @ July 01 2005,17:46) I LOVE wingtips. Don't let anyone tell you they look unfashionable. Who gives a damn what the latest fashion is. Wingtips are eternal. I have a lovely pair of cordovan Florsheims. Probably the most comfortable shoes I own (maybe the cheapest too) and they always get great comments. bob
When did you get those Flories? I'd love to find an old catalog of Flor's, by the way.
Ummm, let me think. Atlanta Florsheim outlet...Jan '02 it would have been. They only cost me $60 I think. And I've never found anything like them since. Shame really. bob
post #22 of 22
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(Horace @ July 01 2005,20:51)
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Originally Posted by rdawson808,July 01 2005,17:46
I LOVE wingtips.  Don't let anyone tell you they look unfashionable.  Who gives a damn what the latest fashion is.  Wingtips are eternal.  I have a lovely pair of cordovan Florsheims.  Probably the most comfortable shoes I own (maybe the cheapest too) and they always get great comments. bob
When did you get those Flories? I'd love to find an old catalog of Flor's, by the way.
Ummm, let me think.  Atlanta Florsheim outlet...Jan '02 it would have been.  They only cost me $60 I think.  And I've never found anything like them since.  Shame really. bob
I reckon these were made while Florsheim was still making shoos in the U.S.? Maybe they were older ones sitting in the outlet...
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