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post #76 of 92
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post

probably, i'm not clever enough. what has the colour to do with wearing shoes of decent quality? can somebody enlighten me? pleeeaaase. many thankx

Haven't you heard? SF will gladly overlook quality if it gets in the way or a) groupthink b) brand whoring.
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post #79 of 92
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post

probably, i'm not clever enough. what has the colour to do with wearing shoes of decent quality? can somebody enlighten me? pleeeaaase. many thankx

No, you're not clever enough, I will help you: Everything here is theory and groupthink:

- black shoes are horrible and boring
- black shoes are for weddings and funerals so maybe you need one pair
- you can't apply "antiquing" to black shoes, therefore you have to buy cheap black shoes for the weddings and the funerals
- If after a lot of deliberation and thoughtful consideration, you decide to commit the sin of buying a quality black shoe, it have to be extremely sleek and with a lot of brogueing (with lickable soles) so said black shoe don't go unnoticed.
-all other colors are fine (including "racing" green)

Hope this help
post #80 of 92
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Originally Posted by Pliny View Post

Thread could use some pics

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Both extraordinary and beautiful. Thanks
post #81 of 92
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Originally Posted by hendrix View Post

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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post

probably, i'm not clever enough. what has the colour to do with wearing shoes of decent quality? can somebody enlighten me? pleeeaaase. many thankx

Haven't you heard? SF will gladly overlook quality if it gets in the way or a) groupthink b) brand whoring.

so pulling a moo is sf approved now? amazing

sorry for not getting the memo in time.
post #82 of 92
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post

probably, i'm not clever enough. what has the colour to do with wearing shoes of decent quality? can somebody enlighten me? pleeeaaase. many thankx

No, you're not clever enough, I will help you: Everything here is theory and groupthink:

- black shoes are horrible and boring
- black shoes are for weddings and funerals so maybe you need one pair
- you can't apply "antiquing" to black shoes, therefore you have to buy cheap black shoes for the weddings and the funerals
- If after a lot of deliberation and thoughtful consideration, you decide to commit the sin of buying a quality black shoe, it have to be extremely sleek and with a lot of brogueing (with lickable soles) so said black shoe don't go unnoticed.
-all other colors are fine (including "racing" green)

Hope this help

immensly, i owe you something.
post #83 of 92
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wear them in good health. i have to admit, that i'm a bit envious atm.
post #84 of 92
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Originally Posted by culverwood View Post

Not necessarily
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I knew someone could prove me wrong. thumbs-up.gif on the shoes.
post #85 of 92
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Originally Posted by fritzl View Post


wear them in good health. i have to admit, that i'm a bit envious atm.


cheers,  they have A-H character 

 

post #86 of 92
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cheers,  they have A-H character 

truly underrated among this place, though.
post #87 of 92
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Originally Posted by Gdot View Post

yes - they are all DC Lewis

IIRC this is NOT the case, only the hand grade ones are. Try the kent wang thread.
post #88 of 92
Last night I went to a reception at the house of the British Consul for alumni of Balliol College, Oxford, to meet Sir Drummond Bone, the new Master of Balliol, who impressed me as a most worthy new Master and a delightful fellow into the bargain. The group was a mixture of expatriate Britons and erstwhile Yanks at Oxford. "Business attire" was the dress code for the event. Thinking about this thread, I checked out the footwear of all the men in attendance. I was wearing black A-E PAs. I was wondering if any of Northampton's finest products would be on display, putting my poor, pedestrian Wisconsinian shoes to shame.

Nope! No other shoddings came even close to the PAs. I wasn't unduly surprised. Frankly, as others have pointed out, unless one is at an iGent event, a man in A-Es is going to be as well or better shod than 99.99% of the male population, and a man in my modest station in life is not likely to be hobnobbing with the .01 percent!
post #89 of 92
I really don't care too much for black shoes. I have a couple of pairs of Tricker's shoes, which I have 'bulled' up to a high shine. Tend to wear them for work or formal occasions. Personally, I wouldn't buy very expensive black shoes. Key thing is to look after them and keep them nicely polished - black shoes should really gleam. Get nice leather, not high-shine/corrected grain. This is most important.
post #90 of 92
Those Vass shoes are beautiful Pliny! Can you give more info on the ones without brogueing actually?
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