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Originally Posted by Arrogant Bastard View Post
In all seriousness, though, I'll play along.

Interestingly, an old pair of beaten-to-shit Gucci bit loafers gets me more compliments than any other pair of shoes I've ever worn, and particularly from women. Of course, it's primarily because the bit pattern is instantly recognizable as "Gucci" to most chicks. My many pairs of far nicer, far more expensive, and far better cared for shoes will get the occasional -- amd I mean very occasional -- notice or compliment. But the old Guccis get 'em every time.

The shoes actually do look pretty cool, especially with their patina. But I doubt that's the sole, or even primary reason for the love they receive. People in this country have been trained to look for a label or a brand marker before looking for anything else.

+1. I have the exact same experience. My old Gucci horse-bit loafers (both my basic black and dark brown suede) get regular praise (from women). My EGs? Lobbs? C&Js? Never.
post #92 of 326
Easy, JM Weston Flore monk in oxblood.
Runner up, interestingly, is a relatively inexpensive pair of Loding brogues in chili -- far more than my Testoni, Santoni, Canali, etc...
post #93 of 326
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Originally Posted by kev777 View Post


Only had these a couple or so months and have already had countless compliments and a few have placed orders with Cheaney.

What Cheaney last are these made on? I have Herring Langdale boots by Cheaney on the 175 last, but are these on the same or some other?
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Since I only wear black shoes the average person doesn't tend to notice them as much. That said the only shoes with the smallest bit of color have gotten the most compliments:

post #96 of 326
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What Cheaney last are these made on? I have Herring Langdale boots by Cheaney on the 175 last, but are these on the same or some other?

These are on the 175 last as well.
post #97 of 326
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I've never been complimented on these. Only the once "why are you wearing felt shoes?" comment =/ English shoes get no love in the real world. Most complimented are CJ Lowndes or JL Luffield in chestnut museum.
post #98 of 326
I do not receive regular compliments on my shoes. The two that have received recent compliments are a pair of shoes I do not wear very often, but which my assistant loves -- Moreschi Baltimore in brown -- and a pair of EG Robertsbridge in burnt pine. WRT the latter, our GC stopped me in the hall the other day and said, "I like those shoes. They remind me of a pair my father wore." If he were the sarcastic sort, I would have assumed that was not a compliment.
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post #99 of 326
My alden shell bals:



post #100 of 326
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Originally Posted by trader View Post
I've never been complimented on these. Only the once "why are you wearing felt shoes?" comment =/

English shoes get no love in the real world. Most complimented are CJ Lowndes or JL Luffield in chestnut museum.

Depends on your real world then, I guess.
post #101 of 326
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Originally Posted by Slewfoot View Post
I'd say these guys. Edward Green Oundle in mocha suede.


I'll compliment those Oundles and add some envy. Just beautiful shoes.

My Tramezza monkstraps get the most attention.
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Corrected leather, bad quality for the price, etc.
post #103 of 326
I'm not much of a shoe buff, at least not nearly on the level as a lot of people here, but my Walnut AE Strands usually get a fair amount of compliments. And interestingly enough, probably in 2nd place behind those are a pair of Kenneth Cole Clean Cut boots that I picked up with a very steep discount.
post #104 of 326
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Depends on your real world then, I guess.

I live in Toronto. It's all about the eyetalian shoes here. Chicks love the rubber soled black prada and the gucci.

The suede belgraves were probably my most worn shoes this year cause they're so versatile but I seem to be the only one that cares...
post #105 of 326
These guys: called 'Italian looking' the other day (they're Barkers).


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