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Gentleman,

What are the Top 5 Must Have Shoes every Gentleman should have?

Mine:

1. Vass U Last Monks in Cognac

2. Car Shoes in red or blue
http://blogs.sdf.unige.it/wordpressM...tor__b375m.jpg

3. Gucci Horsebit Loafer
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_E4hxeGB1rn...52107mw2-1.jpg

4. Alden Cordovan Tassle Loafer

5. Alden Wingtips
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post #3 of 75
OneShoe /thread
post #4 of 75
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Originally Posted by Understatement View Post
Gentleman,

What are the Top 5 Must Have Shoes every Gentleman should have?

Mine:

1. Vass U Last Monks in Cognac

2. Car Shoes in red or blue
http://blogs.sdf.unige.it/wordpressM...tor__b375m.jpg

3. Gucci Horsebit Loafer
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_E4hxeGB1rn...52107mw2-1.jpg

4. Alden Cordovan Tassle Loafer

5. Alden Wingtips
http://i11.tinypic.com/2namna8.jpg

I think that boils down to personal preference...boundaries of good style should be well defined, but not so restrictive as to prevent the exercise of originality.

In my opinion, the shoes any gentleman should have are:

1. Black and brown wing tips. I personally love Barker Black's designs.

2. Driving shoes, in red and blue of course, but purple and green also look good. Tod's also makes some pretty nice ones.

3. Suede slippers: somewhat delicate and impractical, but they're beautiful, and that's the point. The cognoscenti seem to favor Belgians.

4. Opera pumps: these are somewhat controversial, but the only thing appropriate for black tie.

5. Strappy sandals or slippers for casual wear: closed shoes aren't always appropriate, and a gentleman should always be dressed fittingly for the occasion.

6. Velvet shoes: are definitely not for everybody. But, they seem awfully rarefied. Although I'll probably be panned for saying it, Ralph Lauren makes really nice ones.
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Originally Posted by IndianBoyz View Post

i have or had a pair of these - i will have to see if i still have them - unworn too i tihnk
post #6 of 75
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Originally Posted by Neumodo View Post
I think that boils down to personal preference...boundaries of good style should be well defined, but not so restrictive as to prevent the exercise of originality.

In my opinion, the shoes any gentleman should have are:

1. Black and brown wing tips. I personally love Barker Black's designs.

2. Driving shoes, in red and blue of course, but purple and green also look good. Tod's also makes some pretty nice ones.

3. Suede slippers: somewhat delicate and impractical, but they're beautiful, and that's the point. The cognoscenti seem to favor Belgians.

4. Opera pumps: these are somewhat controversial, but the only thing appropriate for black tie.

5. Strappy sandals or slippers for casual wear: closed shoes aren't always appropriate, and a gentleman should always be dressed fittingly for the occasion.

6. Velvet shoes: are definitely not for everybody. But, they seem awfully rarefied. Although I'll probably be panned for saying it, Ralph Lauren makes really nice ones.

lol opera pumps and sandals.... alriiight.
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Originally Posted by Understatement View Post
Gentleman,

What are the Top 5 Must Have Shoes every Gentleman should have?


3. Gucci Horsebit Loafer


4. Alden Cordovan Tassle Loafer

I quite like these, but without the gucci color band behind the horsebit
post #8 of 75
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Originally Posted by luk-cha View Post
i have or had a pair of these - i will have to see if i still have them - unworn too i tihnk
Can you confirm it's a shoe? Reminds me of a nuclear submarine... My must have shoes: - A brown wholecut - A black Oxford - A brown full-brogue - A brown half-brogue - A suede chukka Cheers P.S.: Limiting myself to only 5 is painful. Add a pair of double monks at least...
post #9 of 75
At least 3 no one else can buy.

2 others.
post #10 of 75
Black penny loafer

Black monks

Brown wingtips

Tan Mocassins

Black Mocassins
post #11 of 75
Burgundy ladbroke 888
Gucci horsebit lugged rubber sole black
Yuketen hiking boot brown crepe sole


A few various sneakers (if they count as shoes in this criteria)

I really don't need anything else
post #12 of 75
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Originally Posted by Horatio View Post
Can you confirm it's a shoe? Reminds me of a nuclear submarine...


yea it is if i remember it was the audi design team for kobe bryant i will have a dig about at home and see if i still have them
post #13 of 75
luk, I have some extra leather left from my project. Would you like a pair of shoes?
post #14 of 75
1. black oxford cap toe
2. dark brown medium square toe wholecut
3. tan pebble grain longwing
4. adelaide style oxford in a dark colour
5. black single monk (Church's westbury model is perfect because it not too perfect).
post #15 of 75
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Originally Posted by bigbris1 View Post
luk, I have some extra leather left from my project. Would you like a pair of shoes?

only if you can do them seamless whole cut with a lasar medalion, on a triple sole with a double norwegian storm welt with toothpick waists and burnishing on the toes sides of the vamp and heel counters too with waxed contrasted laces!
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