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post #31 of 69
Thread Starter 

^Seems versatile in terms of colors, but not formality/types/style.

 

After thinking about it more and seeing some suggestions here's a modified 5:

 

1. Black captoe oxford

2. dark brown suede chukkas (or lighter colored, not sure)

3. Tan double monk cap toes

4. Color 8 wingtip boot (commando soles for inclement weather)

5. Medium brown captoe oxford

 

Thoughts?

post #32 of 69
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Originally Posted by pocketsquareguy View Post

Surprised there isn't more love for double monks here in brown suede or calf for business casual/jeans and a jacket.

They have been killed by #menswear. I never really liked them personally, but at this point they also seem to be at the bandwagon stage of the trend.
post #33 of 69
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

They have been killed by #menswear. I never really liked them personally, but at this point they also seem to be at the bandwagon stage of the trend.

On some days it seems that Tumblr would have 25% fewer menswear posts if you removed all the double monks smile.gif But some of us have been wearing them for decades, even in black.

I feel that dress boots have been emerging as the new #menswear trend footwear.
post #34 of 69
Double monks are very convenient for travel because you can wear them with jeans or a suit. I got mine back in 2006 before they got trendy.
post #35 of 69
Thread Starter 

I almost want to change the medium brown captoes in my recent list to loafers, but I can't decide if that'd be too much casual and not enough ability to dress up.

post #36 of 69
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Originally Posted by TheloniusDrunk View Post


After thinking about it more and seeing some suggestions here's a modified 5:

1. Black captoe oxford
2. dark brown suede chukkas (or lighter colored, not sure)
3. Tan double monk cap toes
4. Color 8 wingtip boot (commando soles for inclement weather)
5. Medium brown captoe oxford

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Originally Posted by TheloniusDrunk View Post

I almost want to change the medium brown captoes in my recent list to loafers, but I can't decide if that'd be too much casual and not enough ability to dress up.

My feeling is that with an edited shoe wardrobe you need versatility. The Tan Monks and the Brown Cap toes are similar enough that one can cancel out the other. That gives you room to add a loafer. Ultimately it is what you like, what you wear and your work setting.

Then there is the question,"Which loafer?" smile.gif
post #37 of 69

As a slightly atypical college student, I would keep these as my versatile rotation.

 

If I edited my shoe wardrobe down these would be my final keepers. I cheated and kept six to included loafers. You can interchange as you feel necessary. Sorry for the poor pictures can't find my camera charger.

 

 

 

Black Cap Toe 

 

 

Brown Cap Toe

 

 

Brown Suede Double Monk

 

 

Black Loafer

 

 

Burgundy Shell Longwing Brogue

 

 

Walnut/Tan Derby Boot 

 

I have a pair of overshoes to account for rain and poor weather. 

post #38 of 69
Plain black Oxford

Plain black wholecut

Longwing brogue oxblood

Dark brown chukka

Boat shoe.

No suede. No tan. Covers everything specified.
post #39 of 69
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Originally Posted by TheloniusDrunk View Post

Everyone seems to love chesleas. I admit I like them, but I love different boots a lot more (balmorals are a favorite), what's the appeal that I'm missing?

They are comfortable, versatile, and easy to remove (so TD, if you do in fact come to Asia, I strongly recommend you get a pair nod[1].gif). If it were possible to wear chelseas every day...

post #40 of 69
black captoe
suede chukka - dark brown
burgundy blucher brogue
double monks - tan calf
sneakers/boatshoe/loafer ?

either chukka or monks must be one dark brown, one light brown?

switch monks or chukka for boots if living in colder climate
post #41 of 69
I currently only have a pair of black cap-toe oxford I leave for formal occasions, and for everyday wear, a pair of black plain toe bluchers.

Now, for me, this works perfectly fine. But for the sake of rotating my shoes to keep them in shape, what should be the next order be? Granted the two I own are just Barney's in-house shoes in calf, supposedly, I am considering a brown pair and am questioning whether a plain toe would work best versus cap-toe. Keep in mind I like the black cap-toe oxford as the default shoe of choice. Everyday wear between a black and brown plain toe blucher seems right? Or can I make it even more casual, like instead of smooth leather, a chocolate suede?
post #42 of 69
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Originally Posted by gettoasty View Post

I currently only have a pair of black cap-toe oxford I leave for formal occasions, and for everyday wear, a pair of black plain toe bluchers.

Now, for me, this works perfectly fine. But for the sake of rotating my shoes to keep them in shape, what should be the next order be? Granted the two I own are just Barney's in-house shoes in calf, supposedly, I am considering a brown pair and am questioning whether a plain toe would work best versus cap-toe. Keep in mind I like the black cap-toe oxford as the default shoe of choice. Everyday wear between a black and brown plain toe blucher seems right? Or can I make it even more casual, like instead of smooth leather, a chocolate suede?

Without knowing the situation, brown suede in any iteration you like gets my vote. If that's too casual, I'd go to a brown punched cap or quarter brogue. I've never been a big fan of plain toe bluchers in anything but suede or burgundy cordovan, but that's a matter of preference.
post #43 of 69
Jhilla on Tumblr posted this by way of Ethan at the Armoury, as four all-time greatest casual shoes. I think we can call them business casual for this thread.

http://jhilla.tumblr.com/







I think any guy would look great and become well known for wearing great shoes if he rotated these four.
post #44 of 69
^Those St. Crispins look amazing. I hope my G&G Hoves in hatchgrain come out that well.
post #45 of 69
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Originally Posted by unbelragazzo View Post

^Those St. Crispins look amazing. I hope my G&G Hoves in hatchgrain come out that well.

They do look rather crispy smile.gif

Your G&G, will they have a split toe? I like that combination of the toe and textured leather. It has personality and is quite versatile for casual dress.
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