Originally Posted by Papa Doble
How does a man get to the point where he can confidently wear shoes like this? Don't get me wrong -- the shoes are incredible
, and I admire anyone who can wear them without being self conscious. I just know I couldn't, but I'm curious to hear zippyh and others' thoughts.
I don't have my ruby brogues (yet...they come tomorrow), but my first big step out of what's "normal" was probably my double monks from Epaulet. Wearing them was kind of weird the first time, because they were my only my second pair of nice leather shoes, and they were a bit "out there."
My friends gave me shit for them for a little while, but I felt nothing but love for the shoes after my first time wearing them, and my friends soon clammed up; some of them now even compliment the same monks at which they used to laugh. Now putting on monks (and I'm sure those ruby brogues, or the ruby bal boots in a few months) is fun, because being different is fun. Loads of people think that classically-inclined menswear has to be boring, and it's exciting to know that people look at you and think, "He looks good...but I have no idea what he's wearing."
And that, friends, is why I'm definitely hopping on a python re-run, if it ever comes about