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post #88651 of 99175
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Originally Posted by LA Guy View Post
 

You guys are a terrible influence.  I just returned something else to Yoox, and bought some MMM GATs.

 

Fuck you all.

 

They are delightfully addictive.

 

On a related note, I've been trying to come up with an "essentials-only" shoe assortment. It's harder than I thought. I used to just have one pair of dress shoes and one pair of sneakers, but now it seems like I need at least six pair of shoes:

 

"Casual"

(L) MMM GATs: go-to sneakers. If I'm only going to have one pair of sneakers, it has got to be these, in the original colors. I have a pair currently, but they're the all-grey ones. Still, probably the most comfortable sneakers I've owned, and they look fantastic once they start to get beat up.

 

(R) Alden chukkas. Looking to pick these up next year at some point, and use them for non-sneaker casual wear. I could see going on vacation for a week or two and just bringing these as long as where I'm going doesn't have rain or snow forecasted.

 

"Dress"

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(L) Alfred Sargent Armfield. These are on the wishlist. I have a pair of black captoes but they're from Bexley and not nearly as nice. But the black captoe is the go-to dress shoe for court or any other formal occasion. In a pinch, I could probably get by just with black captoes and GATs if I absolutely had to.

 

(R) Loake Kensington. I have these already and they probably get the most wear out of everything I've got. They don't seem all that exciting but it seems like 85-90% of what I wear to the office calls for a brown dress shoe.

 

"Weather"

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(L) Loake Adams. Have been wearing these a ton lately, these replaced my old wingtips and are better suited to fill the gap of giving me something to wear both to the office or with jeans on the weekend if the weather isn't great. Which honestly isn't that often in LA, but I still need something for those times that it is the case, or when traveling.

 

(R) Bean boots. Pretty much just for Tahoe, the 2 days a year in LA when it's actually pouring rain, and maybe Portland? My wife and I got matching pairs of these for each other as Christmas presents this year and while they're not going to get a ton of use obviously given we live in LA, I feel like they still will come in handy, they should last a long time, and they're not even all that expensive in the first place.

 

So this leaves out the following that I'm now not sure I really need:

- MMM grey side-zips

- Carmina double monks (LOVE these but not sure how to make them more "essential;" I guess I could have them dyed dark brown and replace the Loake Kensingtons with them, but part of what I love is the caramel color)

- suede loafers (not really SF approved, but I get a ton of wear out of them)

 

I'd realistically like to figure out what 4-6 shoes would be the most "versatile" and then have only those, as part of my ongoing quest to be able to fit my life in a suitcase (or two) if necessary... posting here has probably not helped.

post #88652 of 99175
seriously why is isachenko in this forum, you hate us, you hate our style, go over to mc casual.
post #88653 of 99175
Interesting post stanly. I've tried to do the same thing.

If i were you though I'd swap the alden chukkas for an alden dover - more versatile.

what I have right now (obviously more shoes), I think I have everything covered:

dress:

tricker's light brown shortwings, leather sole
alden black bluchers, crepe sole
alden snuff suede bluchers, leather sole
mcnairy red/brown bluchers, crepe sole
mcnairy dark brown shortwings, ridgeway sole
alden snuff suede plain toe boots, crepe sole
random italian yoox find dark brown suede chukkas, crepe sole

casual:

ll bean katahdin boots, rubber sole
viberg icy brown chromexcel boots, rubber sole

sneakers:

nike montreals, black
common projects achilles, white
mmm gats, off white
nike x j crew court sneakers, white
new balance m373, grey

on the way:

common projects tan suede derby, crepe sole
rancourt beefrolls, leather sole

If I had to get down to 6, I'd do this:

viberg boots
alden black bluchers
mark mcnairy red/brown bluchers
common projects white achilles
alden snuff suede boots
tricker's ligt brown shortwing

i'd have traditional dress shoes, including one in black. a pair of sneakers, two pair of boots, one of which can be worn business casual, one that can be worn in rain/snow, and a pair of versatile sneakers.
post #88654 of 99175
Who posted those god awful orange shoe covers? What blog recommended those? Yesterday, I saw a herd of MC dudes all wearing them over their penny loafers.
post #88655 of 99175
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Originally Posted by mike868y View Post

yo @e0d9n0b5, i'm guessing based off your recent posts that you got a job at rakuten or something. just wanted to say how easy my latest transaction with kind u was. fist thing i bought from them was kind of a pain because i messed up my cc info (my fault! handled very well). this order i did everything right and the transaction was silky smooth. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

i actually don't, but i can say that the purpose of those questions was related to my work. i can't really say at what capacity, though =]
post #88656 of 99175
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Originally Posted by smashwindow View Post

seriously why is isachenko in this forum, you hate us, you hate our style, go over to mc casual.

 

SWD's my only style, I don't even wear suits. I would if the situation arose but I can't cross the rubicon you want me to.

post #88657 of 99175
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Originally Posted by Teger View Post


If i were you though I'd swap the alden chukkas for an alden dover - more versatile.

 

Just checked those out -- definitely something to think about. The Dovers would probably work with a suit and the chukkas wouldn't... not sure if I'd need them for that, but you certainly make a good point.

post #88658 of 99175
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Who posted those god awful orange shoe covers? What blog recommended those? Yesterday, I saw a herd of MC dudes all wearing them over their penny loafers.

I think you mean swims right?
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I had seen them earlier, and my girlfriend bought me a pair of their rubber drivers/boat shoes earlier this year, but they were a half size too big.
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post #88659 of 99175
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Originally Posted by bows1 View Post

Who posted those god awful orange shoe covers? What blog recommended those? Yesterday, I saw a herd of MC dudes all wearing them over their penny loafers.

 

You may not like the answer

 

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post #88660 of 99175
Ugh yes. 5 dudes all walking together with those on their penny loafers and the same jacket. Dressed by the same blog I guess.
post #88661 of 99175
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Originally Posted by bows1 View Post

Who posted those god awful orange shoe covers? What blog recommended those? Yesterday, I saw a herd of MC dudes all wearing them over their penny loafers.
i think it was me redface.gif
post #88662 of 99175
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Originally Posted by snowmanxl View Post

a cape perhaps? icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

well, i went ahead and checked out myhabit. i did not see any capes. frown.gif

saw a sweater that was cool but not my size.
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Be sure and style like this stitchy Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

i actually kinda like that, but im not nearly slim enough to pull off that look.
post #88663 of 99175
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Originally Posted by bows1 View Post

Who posted those god awful orange shoe covers? What blog recommended those? Yesterday, I saw a herd of MC dudes all wearing them over their penny loafers.

PG did YEARS ago, pretty smart concept though.

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Originally Posted by Isachenko View Post

I don't see any ventilation in the stutterheims? And I like how the buttons look, but wouldn't a zipper be better at keeping the rain out?

I think there's some in the arm pit.

It would, but zippers are not really waterproof and the overlap should be sufficient, although it will let wind in.
post #88664 of 99175
@Teger I actually disagree with you about SVB getting dovers instead of chukkas. That said, I don't care for the Aldens. If I were him, I'd opt for either C&J or AS that you can find on pediwear. I realize that these are nearly as casual as he might want, but I think they'd work well with much of what he already wears.
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Synthese, tasked with writing about affiliate goods, has the cast of his narrative either destroy them or hate them. Fantastic.
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