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post #991 of 7029
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Originally Posted by crider8883 View Post
What color are these shoes?

They are brown. What color do they appear?

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Originally Posted by Holdfast View Post

Needs a lighter blue to the shirt I think.

It is a bit more pale than it appears.

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Originally Posted by Lightbringer View Post
i like the shoes! where might they be from?

They are vintage Wright Cordwainers. No longer manufactured.

Mike
post #992 of 7029
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post
You mean the V shaped lacing? No it's not uncomfortable at all, quite the opposite. I have a high instep for my foot size so when a RTW shoe fits well in length and width, the instep would be too tight if I laced it up tightly. Which is also one reason monks and loafers can be uncomfortable for me, even in my usual last/size.

So the shoes are actually only comfortable when laced in a more open V. Does that make sense?

Got you, yes.

I understand that they need to be open because of your instep, but thought that all that taut lacing would then strain downwards against the tongue when walking, making it uncomfortable, whereas when one can pull the gap narrower due to a more typical fit , the pressure would be partly distributed away from the top of the foot and down through the quarters (correct terminology?).

Have you ever considered going down the MTO/bespoke route?
post #993 of 7029
[quote=ManofKent;4263911]^ Manton those are serious lapels. This is not a suit that is going to go unnoticed in an office

+1 -- don't think this look is C... nice though.
post #994 of 7029
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Originally Posted by UrbanComposition View Post

Communque, @radicaldog: the shirt is L.Cratico - you can find 'em cheap in Italy, and the only site I saw that sells them is in Japanese.

Thanks, will look for them (I'll be back there a couple of times next month: Turin, Milan, then Le Marche).
post #995 of 7029
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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post


I like this but it would've worked better with a sky blue shirt.
post #996 of 7029
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by radicaldog View Post
I like this but it would've worked better with a sky blue shirt.

I don't know about better. Equally well.
post #997 of 7029
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Originally Posted by radicaldog View Post
I like this but it would've worked better with a sky blue shirt.

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Originally Posted by Manton View Post
I don't know about better. Equally well.

If I'd gone w/ sky blue, I'dve been tempted to go with the ugly brown shoes that Manton hates.
post #998 of 7029
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post
I don't know about better. Equally well.

It's just that the charcoal-white-light grey colour combination looks a bit too nuptial to my eye. But of course the textures more than save the day here.
post #999 of 7029
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It's just that the charcoal-white-light grey colour combination looks a bit too nuptial to my eye. But of course the textures more than save the day here.

I wear exactly the same thing to formal(ish) events in winter and I think it works well.
post #1000 of 7029
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Originally Posted by oldog/oldtrix View Post
Not sure if you're saying the suit looks dark grey to you, but it is a very dark navy. Here's a snap in more direct light.

I saw it as dark grey too - not that it matters. I have a dark navy DB blazer that I can't photograph as navy no matter what white balance I try.

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I don't know about better. Equally well.
+1
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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post
If I'd gone w/ sky blue, I'dve been tempted to go with the ugly brown shoes that Manton hates.

Could be worse, could be tassel loafers

What's the thinking behind brown rather than black shoes with a blue shirt?
post #1001 of 7029
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Originally Posted by Holdfast View Post
Got you, yes.

I understand that they need to be open because of your instep, but thought that all that taut lacing would then strain downwards against the tongue when walking, making it uncomfortable, whereas when one can pull the gap narrower due to a more typical fit , the pressure would be partly distributed away from the top of the foot and down through the quarters (correct terminology?).

Have you ever considered going down the MTO/bespoke route?

No, there isn't any additional tension compared to a shoe that's laced completely closed. I guess I'm not explaining myself correctly here but they are laced this way precisely to adapt snuggly to the shape of my instep, exactly the same way someone with a lower instep would get a comfortable fit by lacing them more closed. It's really no more or less comfortable.

Many of my shoes are MTO (Vass) but there's no adjustment for instep there. Never considered bespoke shoes because I'm happy with RTW fit in the handful of lasts that fit me well.
post #1002 of 7029
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Originally Posted by oldog/oldtrix View Post
Not sure if you're saying the suit looks dark grey to you, but it is a very dark navy. Here's a snap in more direct light.

Ah yes, it seemed dark grey. Thanks.
post #1003 of 7029
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Originally Posted by ManofKent View Post
Could be worse, could be tassel loafers [

This is true.

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Originally Posted by ManofKent View Post
What's the thinking behind brown rather than black shoes with a blue shirt?

I'm no colour theorist but I tend to associate the blue with a warmer palette which would call for brown IM0 whereas the white shirt is starker and colder and calls for black.
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Please Foof Threadbearer's jacket.
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