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post #1 of 46
Thread Starter 
Not sure if there is a "This or That" thread already, but if there is one it's not very popular as I've never seen it. teacha.gif

The premise is very simple... someone posts two shoes they are thinking about/deciding on buying, and the peanut gallery begrudgingly gives advice.

I'll start.
This:
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or

That:
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Both shoes can be had, right now, for about $400, give or take $20.

Or, would you choose another?
post #2 of 46
For my $400:

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post #3 of 46
Moo, i'll be a smart ass, BOTH...

ok serious now.....depends on what you are going for.

PIC 1 is more casual for everyday and can work with suit and jeans,
same goes for PIC 2 but those are a bit more formal (would be better for occasions)

i assume no brand provided so we dont choose based on brand?
Edited by sinnedk - 5/10/12 at 10:39am
post #4 of 46
Thread Starter 
Both would be nice, as they are actually quite different, i.e. oxford/blucher, captoe/wingtip. Both are on a single leather sole, which is nice for comfort and matches well with suede.

One brand is highly popular here, and one is less popular but not lower in quality in any way, IMO.
post #5 of 46

Really? I've always felt that the suede captoe seems slightly more formal than the suede wingtip. Just seems cleaner. And in these pics the laces seem thicker and less formal in the wingtip.

 

In Conclusion: Go for this

post #6 of 46
I know you're asking for opinions between these two so I apologize for breaking the rules, but I can't look at these two without thinking of these as vastly superior and not terribly much more expensive:

http://www.thearmourystore.com/shoes/carmina-brown-suede-captoe-simpson-last
post #7 of 46
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Needsmoreshoes View Post

Really? I've always felt that the suede captoe seems slightly more formal than the suede wingtip. Just seems cleaner. And in these pics the laces seem thicker and less formal in the wingtip.

In Conclusion: Go for this

All good and correct points.
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

I know you're asking for opinions between these two so I apologize for breaking the rules, but I can't look at these two without thinking of these as vastly superior and not terribly much more expensive:
http://www.thearmourystore.com/shoes/carmina-brown-suede-captoe-simpson-last

I knew this shoe would come up in the first set of replies. biggrin.gif

The Simpson last will not work for me (cruddy feet), and I don't want to deal with international returns to even take the chance.

One other thing to point out is that Carmina shoe + that last + that material would not work well with jeans, IMO, unless the jeans are exceptionally slim. Mine are not, but I do plan on wearing whichever pair I get with jeans, so these have another strike against them. A fuller/slightly less dainty shoe (as in my original post) would work better for me.
post #8 of 46
Suede plain caps don't make sense to me. To my mind, suede shoes look best when fully uncapped or brogued. The plain cap is too business formal for a material that is inherently more casual.
post #9 of 46
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Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post

Both would be nice, as they are actually quite different, i.e. oxford/blucher, captoe/wingtip. Both are on a single leather sole, which is nice for comfort and matches well with suede.
One brand is highly popular here, and one is less popular but not lower in quality in any way, IMO.

do you want formal or more casual?
post #10 of 46
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

Suede plain caps don't make sense to me. To my mind, suede shoes look best when fully uncapped or brogued. The plain cap is too business formal for a material that is inherently more casual.

I like both styles, but do see that a suede captoe mixes formality levels.
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Originally Posted by sinnedk View Post

do you want formal or more casual?

It would be for more "casual" wear - jeans, khakis, odd trou.
post #11 of 46
Burgundy shell Bal Boot or Navy Shell
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post #12 of 46
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Originally Posted by NAMOR View Post

Burgundy shell Bal Boot or Navy Shell Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
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I had a pair of navy C&J Drummonds. The idea was nice... at night, they looked black and during the day they were to be almost imperceptibly navy. Sadly, in sunlight they were really blue, and after a wear or two I had to sell them because it was just a color that didn't quite work. I think the formality of a bal boot + color of blue shell would be difficult to pull off. I would choose burgundy, and keep blue for bluchers in suede. teacha.gif
post #13 of 46
I came here hoping for a Black Sheep music video

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post #14 of 46
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. Moo View Post

I had a pair of navy C&J Drummonds. The idea was nice... at night, they looked black and during the day they were to be almost imperceptibly navy. Sadly, in sunlight they were really blue, and after a wear or two I had to sell them because it was just a color that didn't quite work. I think the formality of a bal boot + color of blue shell would be difficult to pull off. I would choose burgundy, and keep blue for bluchers in suede. teacha.gif

he is right, in theory its cool but it will be hard to pull off
post #15 of 46
neither
dont like the contrasting stitching on top
and never liked the style on the bottom (wingtip, the blobby shape, and esp the dark palsticky contrast of the black heel dressing)

between the 2, top is better
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