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post #46 of 55
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Originally Posted by GQgeek
I can guarantee you that the member that vote no were not voting no on chiselled or squared-off toes. They're talking about hideous shoes put out by the likes of KC, aldo, and every other crappy shoe manufacturer. The 888 is one of the most perfect RTW lasts ever made.
I agree with GQGeek. The question on the poll was a little vague. I have these: Oh, and I would definitely buy C&J on the 337 last if I had the cash for them
post #47 of 55
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Originally Posted by Arethusa
Then explain the popularity of pointy triangle toed shoes on women.

It generally makes the foot look more delicate (and probably involves squeezing a foot into an unhealthily small shoe). The extreme square is masculine in an ugly way, while the pointy triangle is feminine. Extreme masculine generally is considered ugly, but extreme feminine isn't.
post #48 of 55
Mind them for dress shoes, don't mind them too much for sneakers. But then, I almost never wear sneakers.
post #49 of 55
square toe monstrocities seem to be still totally in style.

you walk around in where i live: irvine, los angeles, wherever, you will see that 9 out of 10 feet in dress shoes are of the square toed monstrocity kind.
black and dusty.
post #50 of 55
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Originally Posted by mussel
Square toe whole cut from Borrelli:





I dont think a square toe suits a whole cut shoe. Those shoes are not refined enough for my taste. But I think you can have a squarer toe on a captoe shoe (of course not too the proportions of duckbill ken cole), as long as it has a slender waist you can still have an elegant shoe.
post #51 of 55
These are what I consider typical square toe shoes (an example taken from my own closet):

Attachment 2185

Do I still wear them? Hell No.
LL
post #52 of 55
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Originally Posted by Dragon
These are what I consider typical square toe shoes (an example taken from my own closet):

Attachment 2185

Do I still wear them? Hell No.

i am just curious, for people who do like them and do wear them, what do they find attractive about the shoes?
post #53 of 55
I think people wear them because of the supply out there and because there are alot of people out there who still wear them. So they think it is a perfectly acceptable look.

About 10 years ago, when I first saw them, I liked them. There was something different about them, and so I wore them because I wanted to be different. But at that time I did not have the means to afford better looking/quality shoes, let alone know what one was.
post #54 of 55
I like chisel toe shoes. One of my favourite pair of boots bought pre-SF is a pair of Berwin and Berwin ankle boots, with long toe ending in a chisel, semibrouging, snug fit around the ankles. It's construction is most likely shoddy and soles are most likely glued on but it looks good to me and is comfy to wear.

By coincidence, it was turn of my Ferragamo studio bit loafers (yes, I know) in the attempt to 'rotate', whilst they're not the Kenneth Cole type big flat square toes, they're fairly broad at the toe, and to me they seem odd. This and a pair of Gordon Scott boots are finding it difficult to stay in the rotation. I keep telling myself that I'll keep them for more 'casual' wear...

Oh, +1 for EG888s
post #55 of 55
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Originally Posted by sloaney
i am just curious, for people who do like them and do wear them, what do they find attractive about the shoes?

All of the designer brands carried square toed shoes, and they were considered very modern/cool. Edward Greens (for example) don`t look so good with a Gucci suit
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