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Originally Posted by galileo View Post

Derby would be nice for daily use, while i have some concern of whether i could lace it well on my really shallow feet. Afair read from shoesnob that derby might not be best pick for low instep person?

The derby is great for low and high arches. That design is much less sensitive than a balmoral. With that said, I don't care for that three hole derby. It's like a shoe/chukka hybrid and I tend to have trouble with chukkas.
post #19367 of 20242
^^^^derbys are actually not good if you have low instep now I am not saying you should not wear it but info is coming from shoe-snob blog.
post #19368 of 20242
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Originally Posted by Joenobody0 View Post

The derby is great for low and high arches. That design is much less sensitive than a balmoral. With that said, I don't care for that three hole derby. It's like a shoe/chukka hybrid and I tend to have trouble with chukkas.

I did leave my pair of tan blake stitched chukka in warehouse, while my fiancee love her Clarks button on desert for laziness.

Will head to local dealer for trial on feet today. Cheers
post #19369 of 20242
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^^^^derbys are actually not good if you have low instep now I am not saying you should not wear it but info is coming from shoe-snob blog.

Yep I read that too, and so initially I asked for wholecuts.
post #19370 of 20242
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From early today !!

Easily the best pair of Vass shoes posted today!!

post #19371 of 20242
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Originally Posted by galileo View Post

Yep I read that too, and so initially I asked for wholecuts.
But do you actually mean wholecuts or are you just referrino to balmorals/oxfords? The problem is you won't get much use from those shoes after your wedding day.
post #19372 of 20242
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But do you actually mean wholecuts or are you just referrino to balmorals/oxfords? The problem is you won't get much use from those shoes after your wedding day.

Wholecut oxfords, and so after reading the discussion I'm rather open to other picks or will waste it.
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^^^^derbys are actually not good if you have low instep now I am not saying you should not wear it but info is coming from shoe-snob blog.

There are very few upper patterns I've ever seen fully closed on a derby. They have way more adjustment potential than any closed lacing shoe.
post #19374 of 20242
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I'm guessing the overwhelming forum response would be to never wear balmorals with jeans or chinos. In fact the rules dictate you should only wear oxfords with suits only, not even just wool trousers with a sport coat.

My personal preference is to wear oxfords with anything from a suit down to jeans. But this depends on the style of the oxford and the overall look of my clothing. If I'm wearing jeans and a t-shirt, of course I won't wear oxfords. But if they are dark denim or chinos with a collared button shirt tucked in and my whole profile is slim, I won't mind wearing bals. Also, casual details on an oxford help dress them down (wingtip, broguing, brown instead of black, etc). I wouldn't wear black oxfords with jeans or chinos ever.

I wouldn't wear derbies with a suit either and that matches the forum rules. Overall in my opinion it just depends on your own personal style, the overall look of the outfit, the style of shoes, etc.

Nobody except internet clothing forum nerds like us know these rules and they don't care. I see plenty of examples everyday of violations of the sacred style rules, and many times the outfit looks good and works.


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Steve, 

I'm sure you'll get responses here, but I'll recuse myself...I personally don't feel comfortable wearing any dress shoe with jeans/chinos. I"ll wear loafers with shorts, but that's it.

That said, I'd wear any sort of dress shoe/boot (including loafers) with a suit.

It's really all about determining what feels right for you. In the real world, few, if any, will care about the type of shoe you're wearing. I've found far more people (in Los Angeles, at least) to care more about how much you paid for a pair than what that pair actually looks like.

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For me it's all just a sliding formality scale. I'll never wear bals with jeans or chinos, but I will wear bals with wool trousers, either with a SC or without. It's all where I feel like on the formality scale. Bals with wool trousers are obviously more formal than derbies. It's obviously a well-established Trad thing, but loafers with suits make no sense to me.

Thanks for the feedback, guys. I need to learn to trust my eye, but I'm also afraid of looking like a fool. Guess that will take some time to get over.

Steve
post #19375 of 20242
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Originally Posted by ericgereghty View Post
 

Yep. Check out @ThunderMarch and his IG for better perspective. They really are awesome, especially with the natural sole...definitely on my list of wants.

 

 

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Originally Posted by galileo View Post


His IG is truly inspiring

 

Thanks guys, you are truly too kind. 

Admittedly I have not read through all the posts in great detail (thread zipped by pretty quickly). 

Galileo, the picture of the wholecuts you posted are actually the seamless wholecuts in aubergine, @Jacke has them. 

@ericgereghty was actually referring to the other pair of wholecuts in Vitello ertrusco, that, while very similar, is more mid to dark brown. The aubergine is skewed to red.

As mentioned earlier, the lighter sole edge gives it a more casual vibe. It's still fairly versatile, and you could probably still wear it to the office after swapping out the laces to dark brown, with probably grey trousers. But it will be very much at home with most casual outfits IMO. Jeans, chinos, tan / light colored linen trousers, etc. 

However, in your setting, for wedding, with a midnight / black tux ...... well..... maybe not so. 

I'd prefer midnight over black.... and for shoes.... I think there have been some good suggestions. Black wholecuts are good choices for both those colors but would not go well with any sort of casual outfit.

Dark brown / dark brown MC wholecuts would be more versatile if you were planning to get these shoes more rotation. For that matter, captoe oxfords (balmorals, conventional goose neck seams, etc) would be good choices too. 

I like the Vass derby idea that was earlier proposed. It's a pretty dressy derby.... and can be dressed up or down, if your're open to the idea of wearing open laced shoes for your wedding. As before, dark brown would be good. 

 

And by the way, congratulations!

post #19376 of 20242
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Originally Posted by ThunderMarch View Post
 

 

 

 

Thanks guys, you are truly too kind. 

Admittedly I have not read through all the posts in great detail (thread zipped by pretty quickly). 

Galileo, the picture of the wholecuts you posted are actually the seamless wholecuts in aubergine, @Jacke has them. 

@ericgereghty was actually referring to the other pair of wholecuts in Vitello ertrusco, that, while very similar, is more mid to dark brown. The aubergine is skewed to red.

As mentioned earlier, the lighter sole edge gives it a more casual vibe. It's still fairly versatile, and you could probably still wear it to the office after swapping out the laces to dark brown, with probably grey trousers. But it will be very much at home with most casual outfits IMO. Jeans, chinos, tan / light colored linen trousers, etc. 

However, in your setting, for wedding, with a midnight / black tux ...... well..... maybe not so. 

I'd prefer midnight over black.... and for shoes.... I think there have been some good suggestions. Black wholecuts are good choices for both those colors but would not go well with any sort of casual outfit.

Dark brown / dark brown MC wholecuts would be more versatile if you were planning to get these shoes more rotation. For that matter, captoe oxfords (balmorals, conventional goose neck seams, etc) would be good choices too. 

I like the Vass derby idea that was earlier proposed. It's a pretty dressy derby.... and can be dressed up or down, if your're open to the idea of wearing open laced shoes for your wedding. As before, dark brown would be good. 

 

And by the way, congratulations!


Thanks @ThunderMarch . My friends had their wedding with open laced shoes and even double monk, and I kind of like the pick.

Vitello ertrusco is very appealing to me since I lean towards that tint, and prefer shoes in tan, or bit darker like plum rather than black (but I just picked a Black Indy 401 anyway).


Edited by galileo - 5/25/16 at 11:35pm
post #19377 of 20242
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Thanks @ThunderMarch . My friends had their wedding with open laced shoes and even double monk, and I kind of like the pick.

Vitello ertrusco is very appealing to me since I lean towards that tint, and prefer shoes in tan, or bit darker like plum rather than black (but I just picked a Black Indy 401 anyway).

I would say that the Seamless wholecut from Enzo Bonafé is more skewed against purple then red tbh. However their are a red component in the colour. It i's really hard to describe the exact colour since it shifts depending on the lightning. All in all it is an awesome shoe with a great colour.

 

This is how they looked out of the box:

post #19378 of 20242
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Wore these the other day. Really love the F last. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


F last is cool. Sits between EG 82 and 202! 

Nice watch too! Is that the IWC 3717? :smarmy:

post #19379 of 20242
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Wore these the other day. Really love the F last. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

 

I have a hard deciding if I should order the same model on the f-last or on the sp-last... On the f-last I would for sure have to go for a wider fit. 

post #19380 of 20242
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Originally Posted by peppercorn78 View Post

I really dig the color on those. Such a great model!
Thanks PC! Vass's burgundy is awesome, probably my favorite shade of burgundy.
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F last is cool. Sits between EG 82 and 202! 


Nice watch too! Is that the IWC 3717? mwink%5B1%5D.gif
Yes sir. I had the good fortune of marrying a woman who has good taste in watches. Gave this to me as a wedding gift so that I could wear a nice watch to our wedding in 2011.
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