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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post

Nothing wrong with captoes, they have their place, but so do loafers. They're at opposites ends of the spectrum. Just because you like a certain style of shoes doesn't mean that all other shoes are ugly (except for split toes!) nest.gif

Captoes are lovely. His uncastrated ones are not.

 

http://s6.photobucket.com/user/achilles02161493/media/D2461831-5AA9-43B7-925B-9FBCD938D8C9-42233-00001CD446A136B1_zpsf0728682.jpg.html

 

But pB is way too high up to ever be told those are ugly.

post #54437 of 78724

I used to hate loafers, but I've recently started to appreciate them, specially for summer. On a nice last, unlined suede tassel loafers look great with a pair of linen trousers.

 

BTW, one of the great things about Vox (he is missed) is that he appreciated pretty much every style of every item of clothing, provided it's not fugly and it's worn in the right moment at the right place. This forum needs more of that.

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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

imho, if there is one item to spend more on in a wardrobe, its shoes.

 

Word.

 

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Originally Posted by mrjester View Post

 The irritation of tying then untying shoes every time I go in/out of my house or someones house is silenced by a good pair of loafers. 

 

This.  If you live in a culture where shoes are removed often throughout the day, it really does make a difference.  However, loafers are not the only option.  I'd like more, but for business dress I am dreaming of a "lazyman" (yeah, yeah PB).  But there is room for common ground: a single monk with a hidden elastic under the strap is my win-win.  

 

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Originally Posted by An Acute Style View Post

Mimo,

 

Thank you so much for your advice and suggestions.  I will look into some of the things you mentioned.  I feel very strange dropping $300+ on a pair of shoes for myself.  Monks, chukkas and dress suedes are all on my radar.  I'm looking at Meermin right now, but even $200 feels crazy.  I'm so cheap sometimes.

 

You're welcome.  Actually I'd leave Meermin, personally: I like what they do and they're certainly cheap, but their service and quality control seems to be in complete disarray.  In the same price bracket, frankly, you can find a pretty wide selection of both Indian-made and English-made shoes, in classic styles and of decent quality.  Try Herring or Pediwear, both of whom have sales/offers on right now, and are great with customers.  I like my $150 Indian Loake suede brogues as much as others twice the price.  TTO seems to swear by them.  Pediwear are doing a special Loake offer.  And at sale time, I've had some great deals from Herring before on various English shoes.  It's luck of the draw as to what's on sale in your size so get measured up; both of those do wider or narrower fittings and you can search by size and width easily on their sites..

post #54439 of 78724
^^my meermins blow away my loakes...not even a question. I like my loakes...but they feel pretty cheap. the Meermins really surprised me. No question would i go for them over loake.

just my 2 centavos though. wink.gif
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Wow, why is the vamp so long of Pb's shoes? And why are they so incredibly wrinkled? Bad maintenance?
post #54441 of 78724
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Originally Posted by mrjester View Post

Captoes are lovely. His uncastrated ones are not.

http://s6.photobucket.com/user/achilles02161493/media/D2461831-5AA9-43B7-925B-9FBCD938D8C9-42233-00001CD446A136B1_zpsf0728682.jpg.html

But pB is way too high up to ever be told those are ugly.

I've got three new black shoes on the way. Two are captoes.
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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post

Wow, why is the vamp do long of Pb's shoes? And why are they so incredibly wrinkled? Bad maintenance?

No, it's good wear on the wrinkles. But it's the god awful short captoe that gives it some kind of larvae-penis mix look. 

 

If those shoes are pBs taste, I'm quite alright to ignoring any 'suggestions or critiques' he makes. Although he doesn't really make any, he just says everything sucks except what he has.

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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post


I've got three new black shoes on the way. Two are captoes.

Nice. What models? 

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Originally Posted by mrjester View Post

he just says everything sucks except what he has.

I don't know why you say that. I demonstrate often how I like things I don't wear myself. I don't own suede bucks, Norwegian split toes, or wingtip derbies, which I suggested above.
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Originally Posted by mrjester View Post

Nice. What models? 

All Saint Crispins.
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

I've got three new black shoes on the way. Two are captoes.

That's interesting - when I met you, you seemed to only be sporting two legs - where did you hide the third? (And do NOT tell me that your private parts are so large that they need to be shod - and not with captoes, from your statement above.)
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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post

Wow, why is the vamp so long of Pb's shoes? And why are they so incredibly wrinkled? Bad maintenance?

Those shoes are over 8 years old and worn hard. Mostly cared for with saphir and lexol. All of my 100% saphir regimen shoes are cracking and ready for the dumpster. Go figure.
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Originally Posted by mrjester View Post

No, it's good wear on the wrinkles. But it's the god awful short captoe that gives it some kind of larvae-penis mix look. 

 

If those shoes are pBs taste, I'm quite alright to ignoring any 'suggestions or critiques' he makes. Although he doesn't really make any, he just says everything sucks except what he has.

I don't know about that. None of my shoes are that wrinkled. Do you go clubbing in them or something?

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Originally Posted by upr_crust View Post

That's interesting - when I met you, you seemed to only be sporting two legs - where did you hide the third? (And do NOT tell me that your private parts are so large that they need to be shod - and not with captoes, from your statement above.)

Why do you think I wear suits and nice shoes? I have to make up somehow for the lack of large genitalia.
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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post

I don't know about that. None of my shoes are that wrinkled. Do you go clubbing in them or something?

Clubbing? confused.gif I shovel snow in them. Does that count? Also, FWIW, I don't have lasted trees for them, just woodlores or something.
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