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Man of Lint wins the prize for being clear, civil, and funny. I never knew a simple question would create such a heated conversation. We are not talking about global politics here....just shoes.

I appreciate all the feedback. Since I have never had a problem getting into clubs, or dating who I want- regardless of what I am wearing- I never put much thought into the toebox of the shoe. That said, I have learned a fair bit so far, even from the few who may need anger management classes. Thank you all for the conversation.

Welcome to Style Forum. We get heated about a lot of things here (look up Hugo Boss). Square-toed shoes are ugly and usually cheap and glued and a rite of passage to joining SF is to burn a pile of square-toed shoes and Hugo Boss suits to appease the pocket square gods.

To reply to a previous supposition of yours, I don't think John Lobb currently makes any square-toed shoes and I hope that he never did.

Another supposition of yours: Prada makes good shoes. This is an untruth.
post #32 of 33
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Hi Patek, I am making no suppositions about Lobb or Prada. It was an inquiry. I personally like Lobb and think Prada is a joke. I personally like AE, but think most of Gucci is tacky.  

 

I have simply noticed that it seems that knee-jerk negativity and hyper-reactivity are normalized on this particular forum. The deep irony being, if we assume square-toed shoes are tacky and fashionable to a certain demographic of ignorant sods, and therefore lacking style; the reactionary frothing and hating of something as superficial as style ignorance, is in my opinion fashionable (but tacky) and is inherently lacking syle and cultivation. As a lifelong athlete, I happen to notice when people are uncoordinated and akward, but I don't sneer when they make fools of themselves at the beach or in the mountains. What would be the point?

 

I am all for tossing square-toed shoes and Hugo Boss suits into the fire. I am trying to look beyond "I love" and "I hate" style of discourse, and find out how and why those things (square-toed shoes) showed up in the first place, and then why people have gotten so worked up over it. Pretty wild!

 

Another irony is how some people, with all the style in the world, are laughable as individuals because of a deep deficiency in other parts of their persona, while some other poor ignorant square-toed shoe wearing, Boss suited "losers" are able to transcend all the hype and somehow still pull it off. 

 

Basically, I am just here to learn, but I don't think the "style" demands made by many contributors here are being made very stylishly...

post #33 of 33
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Originally Posted by pdxguy View Post

Hi Patek, I am making no suppositions about Lobb or Prada. It was an inquiry. I personally like Lobb and think Prada is a joke. I personally like AE, but think most of Gucci is tacky.  

I have simply noticed that it seems that knee-jerk negativity and hyper-reactivity are normalized on this particular forum. The deep irony being, if we assume square-toed shoes are tacky and fashionable to a certain demographic of ignorant sods, and therefore lacking style; the reactionary frothing and hating of something as superficial as style ignorance, is in my opinion fashionable (but tacky) and is inherently lacking syle and cultivation. As a lifelong athlete, I happen to notice when people are uncoordinated and akward, but I don't sneer when they make fools of themselves at the beach or in the mountains. What would be the point?

I am all for tossing square-toed shoes and Hugo Boss suits into the fire. I am trying to look beyond "I love" and "I hate" style of discourse, and find out how and why those things (square-toed shoes) showed up in the first place, and then why people have gotten so worked up over it. Pretty wild!

Another irony is how some people, with all the style in the world, are laughable as individuals because of a deep deficiency in other parts of their persona, while some other poor ignorant square-toed shoe wearing, Boss suited "losers" are able to transcend all the hype and somehow still pull it off. 

Basically, I am just here to learn, but I don't think the "style" demands made by many contributors here are being made very stylishly...

I hope you picked up on the irony of my post. Hard to tell with your reply.
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