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post #16 of 71
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Originally Posted by jeff13007 View Post

Haha they are not so bad when you wear them, and they look good with the wide lapel, waist suppressed, 3 piece, cuffed trouser suits. They also work well with jeans

I'm sure they do. It's a coherent look, produced by someone who respects what's gone before and values craftsmanship.
post #17 of 71
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I need to dropped off a pair of recently acquired G&Gs for heel protectors, my shoe repair guy is right behind the flagship Rosen store where they sell the TF. I was a bit cranky about the selection at Rosen that day, so I'll have another look at TF shoes. I noted the construction, but what set me off was the balance of the shoe, it had the most narrow waist I've ever seen, leading to that bulbous toe.

Over the years, I've gone through phases and have worn some out there looks. If you know Toronto stores, I shopped at Marc Laurent when it was on the north side of Bloor when Harry Bendayen owned it,I bought Japanese designers at Mari and Yushi back in the day as well. Guess I'm getting conservative in my old age, for work, I'm pretty four square, but I still channel my inner rock star tastes when I go out.
post #18 of 71
The overall sense of fun, play and pageantry in Tom Ford's line directly contradicts my own life of relentless poverty, pain and suffering. I can't afford it, though I am sincerely happy for those who can
post #19 of 71

When you get down to it there is only one problem with TF shoes and that is the price

 

If priced 30% lower they would make sense but as it is they dont. On the other hand there seem to be plenty of generous souls in the US willing to partake with almost $900 for Barker Blacks -so I guess anything goes for some people

 

lol at this jeff13007 character that thinks TFs are the only cap toes that can be worn with jeans. As always it is all a matter of subjective taste but if one just repeats that mantra there is not much to say in this forum- so i will go out on a limb and say he is totally wrong

 

 

post #20 of 71
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Originally Posted by poincare0 View Post

When you get down to it there is only one problem with TF shoes and that is the price

If priced 30% lower they would make sense but as it is they dont. On the other hand there seem to be plenty of generous souls in the US willing to partake with almost $900 for Barker Blacks -so I guess anything goes for some people

lol at this jeff13007 character that thinks TFs are the only cap toes that can be worn with jeans. As always it is all a matter of subjective taste but if one just repeats that mantra there is not much to say in this forum- so i will go out on a limb and say he is totally wrong



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Originally Posted by jeff13007 View Post

as someone who recently bought a pair of the captoes (Its 1350 before tax btw not 1600) i can say that i really like those shoes. The heel height is very extreme compared to other men's shoes but the idea behind it is a throwback to the Tommny Nutter/ Edward Sexton styling of the 60's. They are really the only captoes i would consider wearing with jeans because the heel and arch give it a sort flair that takes away from the formality of a regular captoe. For example i would never consider wearing my john lobb or kiton shoes out with a pair of jeans besides the suede ones but i wear my tom ford captoes out in a casual setting all the time. Granted its not for everyone but the look of his stuff is pleasing to me so i tend to reach for my TF stuff over anything else. Its all a matter of personal taste, if its not for you there are many great brands out there.

If you read a bit more carefully i said I wear my TF captoes in a casual setting, I never said anything about not being able to wear other captoes with jeans. If you have other captoes you like wearing with you jeans then good for you- so i will go out on a limb and say read more carefully before you try bashing people.
post #21 of 71
You don't like the styling of Tom Ford's jacket? Please leave. tounge.gif

By the way, I tried on a Tom Ford sport coat today in a 38R... everything was perfect: the fit, the style, the feeling. Everything except for the price.

The wide lapels are great, especially among the sea of skinny lapel, short jackets everywhere.
post #22 of 71
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You don't like the styling of Tom Ford's jacket? Please leave. tounge.gif
By the way, I tried on a Tom Ford sport coat today in a 38R... everything was perfect: the fit, the style, the feeling. Everything except for the price.
The wide lapels are great, especially among the sea of skinny lapel, short jackets everywhere.

I agree.

and lurker[1].gif at the tiff rising in the ocean.
post #23 of 71
Resurrecting this...I tried on those shoes in the earlier posts today and loved the look. I didn't mind the heel height and you barely notice it when wearing them, really.

One thing that made me take a step back (besides the price) was the Blake construction. The sales rep at NM wasn't sure if they were Blake or Goodyear (covered up with an additional layer). Are they, in fact, Blake constructed?

(i have a slight bias toward Goodyear being a Paraboot adherent.)
post #24 of 71
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Originally Posted by SirGrotius View Post

Resurrecting this...I tried on those shoes in the earlier posts today and loved the look. I didn't mind the heel height and you barely notice it when wearing them, really.
One thing that made me take a step back (besides the price) was the Blake construction. The sales rep at NM wasn't sure if they were Blake or Goodyear (covered up with an additional layer). Are they, in fact, Blake constructed?
(i have a slight bias toward Goodyear being a Paraboot adherent.)

99% sure they are blake.
post #25 of 71
just picked up the black wingtips instead of the brown captoe at TF Rodeo drive. I was divided between the two but decided the black would be more versatile in my wardrobe. the brown wingtips are another story as they are 3200 USD plus taxes and a 10 week made to measure date. Must be the male shoe equivalent of a Hermes Birkin bag. I will pick up the brown captoe later in the year. Hopefully the Dubai store is carrying them. [


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post #26 of 71
I just picked up the black wingtips instead of the brown capstone at TF Rodeo drive. I was divided between the two but decided the black would be more versatile in my wardrobe. the brown wingtips are another story as they are 3200 USD plus taxes and a 10 week made to measure date. Must be the male shoe equivalent of a Hermes Birkin bag. I will pick up the brown capstone later in the year. Hopefully the Dubai store is carrying them.



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post #27 of 71

Hm, lately I've had the opportunity to get a hands-on (feet-on?) experience of his shoes. While he talks in the OWN documentary about the proportions of the shoes and how he hates if certain things are 'off', to me the shoes are out of proportion in general. Most of them seemed very bulky and I'm not a fan of the chiseled toe (ok subjective), it makes the bigger sizes look even bigger. Oh, and the heel height... might work for The Sarto ffffuuuu.gif

post #28 of 71

Both are stunning.

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post #29 of 71
Who are those made for? Sideshow Bob?
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Guess which one is not like the others?  They pretty wild, but I'm sure some can pull them off smile.gif .

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Very Bowie those shoes
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