Originally Posted by ovlov
Looking to pick up my first pair of CP and looking for some advice on what to get. Im not keen on white as i find it way too distracting and hard to maintain.
I noticed mr porter has a pair of midnight blue 'Courts' at a solid price. I havent found much discussion on this model anywhere in theae forums. Anyone care to chime in on fit/opinion/quality? From the pictures the leather looks very different from the achilles. Why are they never mentioned on here?
Im also looking at the achilles in off white or grey. Is off white muted enough to avoid the brightness/maintenance problems i would have with white?
Thanks in advance for suggestions.
I think you should go with a pair of the Achilles low in white (plain white). They start off super white but soon they should become more off-white, especially on the soles so I wouldn't worry about the colour being distracting for too much. Enjoy it while it lasts.
These are the most versatile shoes in my wardrobes and they take everything to the next level, I have even worn them into business meetings and got compliments from clients and others! They are both dressed up and down.
The silhouette is just really good and I am planning to get the blush ones when (if) they are back in stock for men's (unless I get over them first), but I think white is the best choice for your first pair...you can alwats get the other colours if you like them later especially during sales.
Alternatively, go for the Chelseas. They're great too though perhaps not in wet weather conditions. Also very versatile with lots of fits.
I actually started off with the black Achilles mids which are good, then got the whites for more versatility and then got even more.
Pic of some shoes to hopefully entice you to buy 😜.