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post #31 of 273
why all the rules? dozingoff.gif
post #32 of 273
Think I've broken all of these rules already and I'm only 22. Does that mean I'm gonna be wearing bright purple shoes in two years?
post #33 of 273
Thread Starter 
calf doesn't take burg dye well. It always looks plasticy and fake to me. Shell is ideal for burg.
post #34 of 273
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

calf doesn't take burg dye well. It always looks plasticy and fake to me. Shell is ideal for burg.

lol, ok
post #35 of 273
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Originally Posted by Gauss17 View Post

As much as SF hearts the chiseled, sleek lasts, I find them somewhat out of proportion (I might want a better word here) on bigger people

I would say that's accurate - it's the proportion of the ankle to the shoe that can make them look unnatural.

I think there was a similar thread not long ago, but this is something I've been considering more of late. I like Manton's list, but I feel like thick soles can make anyone look like a sped, so I'd swap those out for something more casual like a suede chukka or even a poor weather shoe like the C&J Exmoor.
post #36 of 273
Thread Starter 
I have totally converted from the chisel toe to the round toe.

In fact, I have a pair of U-last Vass that I need to sell.
post #37 of 273
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

calf doesn't take burg dye well. It always looks plasticy and fake to me. Shell is ideal for burg.

Generally agree, but...counterpoint (although definitely not to be in a 6-shoe wardrobe):
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post #38 of 273
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^^ plastic
post #39 of 273
You're being redicoulous.
post #40 of 273
G&G Canterbury

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post #41 of 273
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

At the end, you'll all realize you only need the One.

But seriously, I think you can go with calfskin brogued cap oxfords 90% of the time and never miss a tick. Then you'll need black captoes for when you need to be absolutely business formal or are attending a funeral (knock on wood). A pair of patent oxfords or slippers or whatever will do for when you must dress black tie. Everything else is gravy, no? I view seasonality in shoes as a bonus, not an absolutely necessary consideration (though there are certain things that can only be worn at certain times).

I'll have to pretty much agree with that, you need to pairs of shoes:

black captoe
brown wingtip

Someone that only wears CM for office work and has to be very dressed up should replace the brown wingtip with a black pair. In fact a major advice for SF readers would be to embrace black shoes. Another point specific to SF would be to stop with the super sleek and eccentric shoes with comparatively sedate suits; there can be no part-time or halfway dandies, go hard or go home.

The rest is optional or for specific usage (say something for black tie). I don't follow that advice but then this thread is the little brother of the good taste thread not the maximalist, clotheshorse or fashion whore thread.
post #42 of 273
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

I have totally converted from the chisel toe to the round toe.

In fact, I have a pair of U-last Vass that I need to sell.

I like the F-last myself, fancy toes only go well on things like Corthay, if you like such a thing (very IMHO, not something anyone has to agree with me on).
post #43 of 273
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Originally Posted by Fuuma View Post

In fact a major advice for SF readers would be to embrace black shoes.

Couldn't agree more. Brown shoes can be lovely, but black is a safer choice in many circumstances IMO. A well shined pair can also be extremely sleek and elegant and I tend to like them better in the evening (I am not going to put on a suit and tie to grab a burger and beer at my local pub). I understand the love of brown shoes on this forum, but I think many people here overrate them compared to black shoes.
post #44 of 273
Thread Starter 
If you guys want to wear burg calf, be my guest.

Foo and fuuma, your list doesn't work for me because I have a strong aversion to oxfords with odd jackets.
post #45 of 273
Depends on the context. If you wear lots of suits, black shoes are great and do indeed go with a lot. If you mostly wear sportcoats, I find black shoes to be far less than ideal--brown almost always works better.
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