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post #1786 of 2648
You know, that is one of those shoes (where I think there are many in this category) that is very beautiful as a standalone piece. Shows the craft, beauty of the materials and finishing, however is just that, a standalone piece. All of the contrast and such between the sole edge, piping, laces I just can't see it working well in many outfits. Certainly not a suit as it just grabs your eye and looks incongruent. Furthermore, it is a wholecut, technically a more formal piece of footwear.
post #1787 of 2648
If I were to have it made, I would do so with dark sole/stitching. I never go with natural. Also no contract piping/liner.

I mostly like the last and leather in that shot, and obviously switching to dark details is piece-of-cake.

As for formality, idunno. Wholecut is appropriate for formal, but not innapropriate for informal, in my mind.
post #1788 of 2648
I've been doing a good job of not buying shoes for the last year. I certainly have no need for any more. Shouldn't be reading shoe threads...
post #1789 of 2648
How many shoes do you have? I just find I wear out my shoes pretty fast so I am constantly catching up.
post #1790 of 2648
About 10 in the work rotation, 5 of which get worn twice as often as the rest. 2 of which are rubber soled for rain appropriateness.

I have type/color/formality spectrum well covered, to the point that additional shoes add little additional diversity. I have yet to need a resole (since going EG level in 2009).

Clothing is a hobby but I have many other uses for cash, and the utility of an extra shoe is much less than the utility of a flight to Vegas or any other social activity.



Do you replace rather than resole?
post #1791 of 2648
No, I resole my shoes, but my shoes seem to suffer from cracked uppers at an alarming rate. Each shoe that has cracked I have replaced with a slightly better shoe in hopes of a longer life.
post #1792 of 2648

@chogall - I have considered bespoke but I find that I generally fit pretty well into most lasts and I'm not a shoe designer...with MTO's I can get pretty much anything. I plan to start some work with Bestetti in a week or two on his Novecento line which is pretty close to bespoke...you send him measurements and photos of your feet and in shoes as well as info about shoes and lasts of other brands that fit you well...he sends you a trial shoe based one of his 4 lasts...and you take photos of your foot in the trial shoe...and then he makes further adjustments to the last and builds the shoe based on that. And in terms of style and design you can do pretty much anything you want.

 

 

@patrickBOOTH - I have that wholecut and agree that it is not suitable for suits.

I wear mine casually with jeans and chinos and dressed up with grey/blue trousers and odd sport coats.

It doesn't look right with suits...but I am also a believer that with conservative suits only black shoes should be worn.

 

 

 

@SoGent - As far as the riva last goes...I agree with PB that it does look very similar to the classic...especially at a distance or when being worn it is hard to tell the difference between the two. Photos of the riva below..

 

 

 

 

post #1793 of 2648
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

No, I resole my shoes, but my shoes seem to suffer from cracked uppers at an alarming rate. Each shoe that has cracked I have replaced with a slightly better shoe in hopes of a longer life.

That's strange. Maybe you put weird stresses on your shoes, or maybe you're unlucky. Store them near heat? Squish/stretch them when sitting? Fit is off?

I use Saphir reno, which you disavow, and have not had any issues with uppers.
post #1794 of 2648
No, I store them fine, don't put unnecessary stress on them. I'm actually probably much more conscious of my shoes than most in normal everyday life. I do walk a lot though.
post #1795 of 2648
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

No, I store them fine, don't put unnecessary stress on them. I'm actually probably much more conscious of my shoes than most in normal everyday life. I do walk a lot though.

Given the quality of footwear you are using the amount you walk should not result in cracked leather. It makes me quite sad whenever I read about your shoes, do you have pics btw?
post #1796 of 2648
Not really on hand. It is quite annoying and I have basically just adopted it as normal at this point. They just become rain shoes until they look homeless.
post #1797 of 2648
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Originally Posted by PCK1 View Post


@patrickBOOTH
- I have that wholecut and agree that it is not suitable for suits.
I wear mine casually with jeans and chinos and dressed up with grey/blue trousers and odd sport coats.
It doesn't look right with suits...but I am also a believer that with conservative suits only black shoes should be worn.

I dunno. I wear A LOT of plaids. Of my seven or eight suits I normally wear, all but two are plaids / windowpane. So I'm not dressing conservatively to begin with. I think these shoes will go perfect with some of my darker grey plaid suits or even navy plaid suits.

Then again I'll also wear green shoes with my suits and dark blue shoes with my greys. My shoe closet is about 80% non-black. Not the biggest fan of black.
post #1798 of 2648
I just feel that that slightly lighter shade of brown contrast is jarring with anything.
post #1799 of 2648
I can see that. But ironically, that's what I found so attractive about it. I've just never seen another wholecut so stunning before. Personally, I don't mind drawing attention to my feet, so the light brown contrast is perfect in my eyes.
post #1800 of 2648
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Originally Posted by forseti6 View Post

I can see that. But ironically, that's what I found so attractive about it. I've just never seen another wholecut so stunning before. Personally, I don't mind drawing attention to my feet, so the light brown contrast is perfect in my eyes.

 

Agree completely.

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