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post #16 of 32
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Originally Posted by jmoody15 View Post
Why the obsession over longwings on this forum? What do people have against wingtips?

You're argument is false. Sure, there are people here who like longwings. That does not connote general hatred of wingtips, one of the standard shoe styles, however. A careful review of the WAYWN now and Shoe Porn threads will display many more wingtips.
post #17 of 32
^ +1

While there are many here who like longwings, I'd say the majority easily tends towards wingtips. You criticism of longwings as clunky is hardly a revelation. While I like both, I'd certainly chose longwings over wingtips if I could only have one. Fortunately, this is a decision one is rarely called upon to make.

I have plenty of other shoes to wear if I want something sleek. Longwings represent classical Americana. Bring the chunk.
post #18 of 32
Not a reasonable question. It's like asking if I prefer a saddle or a plain toe blucher. Depends.
post #19 of 32
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Originally Posted by Xiaogou View Post
It seems that short wings are always oxford style and longwings are always derby style.

In my experience, most short wings are oxford style, but not all. The Polo Darltons are short wing derbies. Mine are some of my favorite shoes, especially with jeans, cords, or moleskins. I'm looking for a pair of longwings, too.
post #20 of 32
If anything, I think longwing proponents, of which I am one, are often vocal specifically because of the widespread fondness here for sleek, modern shoes. There have been endless threads about G&G, EG's 888, C&J's 348, Vass U last, even Kiton's pointy toes and tacky patination ... The lowly longwing, in comparison, has only lately been getting some love.

I like both sleek shoes and clunky shoes, depending. And it really is how you use them: A clunky chestnut longwing can look great paired with a slim, light gray wool trou. They can look old-fashioned, but they can look modern, too. Thom Brown and the Duckie Brown/Florsheim collab come to mind.
post #21 of 32
+1. As a proponent and wearer of the sleeker C&J 348 last and Vass U-last, and assorted imitations thereof, I am definitely not oriented towards the clunky longwing but would find the world a less interesting place without it. And to add one more tidbit to a post above, not all wings, low or long, are brogues, unless you include austerity brogues.
post #22 of 32
Wingtip derbies often look bad to me because the bottom edge of the brogued eyelet piece and the top edge of the wingtip imply intersecting, rather than parallel, lines. Longwing derbies don't have this problem: the bottom edge of the eyelet piece is always parallel to the the top edge of the longwing broguing.

If I ever got non-longwing wingtips, I'd pick an oxford format. Even then I'd want the curved edges of the eyelet piece and wingtip to be harmonious.
post #23 of 32
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Originally Posted by DrZRM View Post
Longwings represent classical Americana. Bring the chunk.

Yes!

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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post
If anything, I think longwing proponents, of which I am one, are often vocal specifically because of the widespread fondness here for sleek, modern shoes. There have been endless threads about G&G, EG's 888, C&J's 348, Vass U last, even Kiton's pointy toes and tacky patination ... The lowly longwing, in comparison, has only lately been getting some love.

I like both sleek shoes and clunky shoes, depending. And it really is how you use them: A clunky fiery chestnut longwing can look great paired with a slim, light gray wool trou. They can look old-fashioned, but they can look modern, too. Thom Brown and the Duckie Brown/Florsheim collab come to mind.

Fixed, can't believe you forgot 'fiery'!

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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post
Wingtip derbies often look bad to me because the bottom edge of the brogued eyelet piece and the top edge of the wingtip imply intersecting, rather than parallel, lines. Longwing derbies don't have this problem: the bottom edge of the eyelet piece is always parallel to the the top edge of the longwing broguing.

If I ever got non-longwing wingtips, I'd pick an oxford format. Even then I'd want the curved edges of the eyelet piece and wingtip to be harmonious.

Huh? I have a pair of Tricker's Tetbury in Espresso pebble grain on the way, similar to these: http://item.rakuten.co.jp/eton/1408136/
post #24 of 32
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post
Wingtip derbies often look bad to me because the bottom edge of the brogued eyelet piece and the top edge of the wingtip imply intersecting, rather than parallel, lines. Longwing derbies don't have this problem: the bottom edge of the eyelet piece is always parallel to the the top edge of the longwing broguing.

If I ever got non-longwing wingtips, I'd pick an oxford format. Even then I'd want the curved edges of the eyelet piece and wingtip to be harmonious.

Along with Wes i just thought "What????!!!" ............totally over my head that
post #25 of 32
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Originally Posted by Wes Bourne View Post
Huh? I have a pair of Tricker's Tetbury in Espresso pebble grain on the way, similar to these: http://item.rakuten.co.jp/eton/1408136/

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Along with Wes i just thought "What????!!!" ............totally over my head that

post #26 of 32
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

Ah now it all becomes clear !!
post #27 of 32
^ Aaaaaaaaaaah, gotcha Foo! And I made a mistake, my Tetbury are derbies (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Trickers-Facto...8182001r32540), not oxfords/bals like the ones I had linked on the Japanese site.
post #28 of 32
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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post
The lowly longwing, in comparison, has only lately been getting some love.

I guess that might explain it - I'm new around here

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Originally Posted by DocHolliday View Post
I like both sleek shoes and clunky shoes, depending. And it really is how you use them: A clunky chestnut longwing can look great paired with a slim, light gray wool trou. They can look old-fashioned, but they can look modern, too. Thom Brown and the Duckie Brown/Florsheim collab come to mind.

I guess that I'm with you - maybe "low wings" first, then longwings later for more casual use. But I'm not at that stage yet. About to buy a new pair, and wanted to see what the argument was for longwings. I'm looking for more of a dressy-casual type look in these shoes, so I'll stick with my original thought.

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Originally Posted by Cary Grant View Post
You're argument is false. Sure, there are people here who like longwings. That does not connote general hatred of wingtips, one of the standard shoe styles, however. A careful review of the WAYWN now and Shoe Porn threads will display many more wingtips.

Didn't mean to imply that I saw hatred for wingtips. Just saw a preference toward the longwings in the past month, and was curious. I guess it shows that I'm new, since I didn't think about the possibility of having both types of shoes.

But I'll contend your assertion that my "argument" is false. It was a simple question, and I don't believe that a question can be false - only an answer.
post #29 of 32
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Originally Posted by Wes Bourne View Post
^ Aaaaaaaaaaah, gotcha Foo! And I made a mistake, my Tetbury are derbies (http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Trickers-Facto...8182001r32540), not oxfords/bals like the ones I had linked.

I'm sorry Wes but those Trickers eyelet pieces aren't parallel nor harmonious
post #30 of 32
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Originally Posted by kev777 View Post
I'm sorry Wes but those Trickers eyelet pieces aren't parallel nor harmonious

Luckily, I'm not
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