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post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 

 

I'm trying to cover all bases with the shoe collection I'm building and right now and need your view, Thanks to the info from SF, I have the following shoes (all but the Topsiders were acquired in the last month or so :) ):

 

  • Black captoe oxfords (C&J Connaught),
  • Chestnut single monks (C&J Monkton),
  • Black chelsea boots (RM Williams),
  • Chestnut chelsea boots (RM WIlliams),
  • Dark brown suede chukka boots (Florsheim which I bought just before I started looking here so too new to replace),
  • Blue suede skate shoes (Dekline Santa Fe - http://www.skaterhq.com.au/browse/details.asp?ProdID=143195)
  • Dark brown Sperry Topsiders (too big so will be replaced at some point)

 

I'm 43, in Australia and wear a suit (either navy or gray) to work 4 days a week but I'm in IT so pretty much anything goes (all of the top 4 can be worn with either suit). I wear the chukka boots and skate shoes with jeans and chinos. For shorts, I also wear the skate shoes.

 

For the weekend (ie. not with a suit), would a pair of burgundy/oxblood/dark brown penny loafers cover any situations that the set above would miss or is there something else I should consider?

 

I've been looking at the dark brown C&J Sydney, a burgundy C&J Boston or Harvard for this. An Alden LHS would be interesting too but I've haven't got a clue on how to get the right size for that one.

 

I've read through some of the threads in the forum and it appears I have most of it covered. I do like the look of burgundy/dark brown penny loafers with jeans or chinos.

 

Your thoughts and advice are much appreciated. 

 

Thanks,

Gerry

 

post #2 of 11
Sounds to me like you need a pair of brogues.
post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Ich_Dien View Post

Sounds to me like you need a pair of brogues.


Maybe like these?

http://www.afinepairofshoes.co.uk/collections/uk-size-9-5/products/crockett-jones-guildford

post #4 of 11
Yar, brogues, nice wingtip perhaps.
post #5 of 11

i see you have oxfords, i'm an oxford guy myself. wingtip is a nice suggestion.

post #6 of 11
^^^ As a brogue/wingtip fan, I agree with all 3 poasts above. nod[1].gif
post #7 of 11
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the advice, guys! I do think now that brogues are the way to go. As much as I liked the idea of loafers, I think the brogues can cover a bigger range of situations.

 

Those C&Js are smiling at me :)

post #8 of 11
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post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

Well, I pulled the trigger on these: http://www.afinepairofshoes.co.uk/collections/uk-size-9-5/products/crockett-jones-guildford


Can't wait!

Nice choice and a lovely colour, good choice of "A fine pair of shoes!" too
post #10 of 11
Thread Starter 

Thank you kindly, sir! Julian has been a pleasure to deal with. 

post #11 of 11
brogued derby. hell, any derby.

and a Norweger, say in cordo
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