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I get a sudden craving for caramels when I see those shoes.
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My favorite thing about Reevolving threaks is that they read as if an alien anthropologist has arrived on Earth a few days ago and is desperately attempting to study human customs. Make that a cranky alien anthropologist who hasn't slept or eaten much during his journey. I love it, though. Few things on SF are more entertaining than when a quasi-hostile party attempts to crowdsource his personal taste. Try not to think too hard about the incongruities inherent in a man who will wear only what he thinks others will like, but who holds others in general contempt. It's best to microwave a batch of popcorn and simply enjoy the show.
"alien anthropologist" As a Harvard/Wharton finance boy, I think you realize what a compliment this is. One must remain scientifically objective and rational in this game of style, lest he fall victim to fashion and her numerous fads and nonsensical "conventions", most of which are grounded in neither innate beauty nor function. AB, you are one of the best posters here. I appreciated your advice and experience regarding the Tiebar dilemma, and your Saddleback expose thread was epic. However, as someone who wants to trade his BB terminal for a quill pen, you don't read so good. I am hostile to bad advice. I am receptive to and appreciative of sound advice. (Telling me my Mabitex pants are baggy as fuck is not sound advice, b/c I actually have to sit down at work. Real life vs. 2D magazine ads) Your assertion of no "personal style" may be unfounded. How many people here keep their bottom button fastened? None. Who lets their tie fall to the navel or their crotch. None. Personal style, my ass! Mass produced clothing and adherence to convention still rule the day at SF. My crowdsourcing "attempt" is a done deal. The Cheaney's are en route as we speak! $292 for shoes I will be wearing constantly this winter. A near optimal cost:usage:compliment ratio. I wanted a new shoe that shows well, and boy did SF deliver. Thanks for the anecdotal data, guys! In fact, it's selectively-quasi-hostile, b/c threads like this make me love the SF knowledge base, and the people who take the time to share their experience and wisdom. Looking ahead, I wish I could rewind to that huge AE sale a few months ago, b/c a pair of chestnut/walnut/whiskey/cognac brogues are next.
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As a Harvard/Wharton finance boy
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Lolwut? Where are the numbers in this thread? Your sample size is what, like, 5?
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The categorization makes no sense whatsoever.
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^^^ You missed Gucci horse-bit loafer. It was endorsed by at least two of us here...You're getting old Reevolving....

Regardless of what the general SF consensus is on the Gucci loafer, it WILL get you compliments from women, if that is what you seek.
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^^^ You missed Gucci horse-bit loafer. It was endorsed by at least two of us here...You're getting old Reevolving.... .
Tied for 3rd place with 3 votes. I classified that as "Logo Loafer", along with Ferragamo While I agree that stuff will get you compliments, that's not the angle I'm going for... I do not wear any obvious logos of any sort.
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"alien anthropologist"

As a Harvard/Wharton finance boy, I think you realize what a compliment this is. One must remain scientifically objective and rational in this game of style, lest he fall victim to fashion and her numerous fads and nonsensical "conventions", most of which are grounded in neither innate beauty nor function.

AB, you are one of the best posters here. I appreciated your advice and experience regarding the Tiebar dilemma, and your Saddleback expose thread was epic. However, as someone who wants to trade his BB terminal for a quill pen, you don't read so good. I am hostile to bad advice. I am receptive to and appreciative of sound advice. (Telling me my Mabitex pants are baggy as fuck is not sound advice, b/c I actually have to sit down at work. Real life vs. 2D magazine ads)

Your assertion of no "personal style" may be unfounded.
How many people here keep their bottom button fastened? None.
Who lets their tie fall to the navel or their crotch. None.
Personal style, my ass!
Mass produced clothing and adherence to convention still rule the day at SF.

My crowdsourcing "attempt" is a done deal. The Cheaney's are en route as we speak! $292 for shoes I will be wearing constantly this winter. A near optimal cost:usage:compliment ratio. I wanted a new shoe that shows well, and boy did SF deliver. Thanks for the anecdotal data, guys! In fact, it's selectively-quasi-hostile, b/c threads like this make me love the SF knowledge base, and the people who take the time to share their experience and wisdom.

Looking ahead, I wish I could rewind to that huge AE sale a few months ago, b/c a pair of chestnut/walnut/whiskey/cognac brogues are next.

I'm applying to Harvard and Wharton in January. Wish me luck!

Did anyone go there?
post #175 of 326
you rolled 6 different answers into the first category. of course it will be the highest
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you rolled 6 different answers into the first category. of course it will be the highest

Not to mention inconsistent categorization.
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Very few quality posters left.
I'm still here.
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Reevolving makes a very good point. At StyleForum, the general consensus seems to be "I don't care what others think, I buy what I like." In my opinion, this is pretty stupid, because I would argue that the main purpose of dressing sharp is to have others see you in a more positive light. For most, that means attention and compliments from women. For others, it's looking professional in a workplace. I understand that everyone has their own unique style and doesn't want to be influenced by others, but OP's question is a very valid and PRACTICAL one. I personally care a hell of a lot more what women my age think looks good and will compliment me on than what a 50 year old man from StyleForum thinks.
Yeah I agree, it's hypocritical to say, "Don't crowd-source your personal taste," if you are someone who regularly learns from a forum about style. And I also agree that there is a good amount of info to be learned from the responses given, thank you for making this thread Reev.
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Women like me multi colored (four colors) custom spectator shoe the most. Men like the single monks, tan longwings, and Vass F last oxfords or wholecuts. People go out of way to say they hate me big vass budapesters, everyone hate those shoe.
I tried to google these but I got a few different results and wasn't sure which you were talking about. Can you post a pic?
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I think *different* is a possible key. I have a pair of of black Polo boots that have red stripes on them. Benchgrade made in England. Bought them off streetware buy/sell on SF. Never seen anything like 'em anywhere else. I get compliments and questions every time I wear them. I got asked by 3 different sales people in Barneys on the same day what they were. I've been asked if they are Gucci and I am amused to say, "No, Polo".
Pic, please.
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What you are missing, Reevolving, is that the same shoes that get the most compliments are also the ones that attract the most dislike. The more shoes (or anything else) stand out from the norm, the more they will generate strong opinions. I suppose this may be why 'club' wear is wilder then business wear. In business wear, generating a mild positive impression from almost everyone is desirable. If you're heading out to pick up women, you're better off turning off 80% of women but having 20% think you're awesome.
Yeah, something flashy will generate strong opinions, but something awesome will be 80% positive, 20% negative and something obscene will be 20/80 the other way.
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People like color and flash.
Yeah!
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Tied for 3rd place with 3 votes. I classified that as "Logo Loafer", along with Ferragamo While I agree that stuff will get you compliments, that's not the angle I'm going for... I do not wear any obvious logos of any sort.
Hey remember that thread where I was going to get some shoes with blue on them but I ended up getting two pairs of Gucci horsebit loafers? I haven't worn them that much since I only got them a little bit ago, but I really like them and I'd really like to have them added to the graph because I'm *sure* girls will be stopping on the sidewalk to cream all over them, since they're the exact shoes a couple posters were talking about earlier. 4 votes.
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Not to mention inconsistent categorization.

And using a continuous curve to join discreet categories.
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Originally Posted by Sanguis Mortuum View Post
And using a continuous curve to join discreet categories.

My real issue isn't even with the muddy number and category fudging; it's with the design of the "survey" in the first place. SF is clearly not representitive of the general population. Furthermore, he asked people a question ("What is your most complimented pair of shoes?") about shoes and not about the traits thereof. He then proceeded to pull traits -- subjectively, qualitatively, and as he defined them, post hoc -- out of the broader category of "shoes" and attempted to draw statistical conclusions about those traits.

Don't even get me started about how he's asking for secondhand information in the first place, viz., people's best guesses about what the general population seems to notice about their shoes.

You need to gather data properly before you analyze it.

/nerdrant
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My real issue isn't even with the muddy number and category fudging; it's with the design of the "survey" in the first place. SF is clearly not representitive of the general population. Furthermore, he asked people a question ("What is your most complimented pair of shoes?") about shoes and not about the traits thereof. He then proceeded to pull traits -- subjectively, qualitatively, and as he defined them, post hoc -- out of the broader category of "shoes" and attempted to draw statistical conclusions about those traits. Don't even get me started about how he's asking for secondhand information in the first place, viz., people's best guesses about what the general population seems to notice about their shoes. You need to gather data properly before you analyze it. /nerdrant
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