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There's just something so classical about the 202.

 

Great shots Wurger!

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thanks mate.
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In relation to getting black cap toe oxfords, I would like to share one of my recent user experiences.

I recently bought a pair of dark brown quarter brogue because I thought it would be versatile for many different occasions. However, I find the I don't wear it much.

During my 5 day working week, there are no occasions where black is inappropriate, and it's the colour of choice of everyone around me. And when I have meetings with the professional industry I also tend to prefer black over brown, so in the end, I just stick to black shoes due to it's easy.

On the weekend, I have plenty of brown shoes in lighter shades, suede or pebble grain finish, in full brogue or split toe derby styles. Comparing to them, the black brown in quarter brogue is too formal, and I have not wore it once on the weekend yet.

So the jack of all trades becomes the least used, and for my future purchases, I am sticking to black only for the more formal styles!

Anyone else in my situation?
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I get it.  I'm not quite so bound by CBD orthodoxy - in fact, dressing in a suit and tie is really my personal choice in this country.  I'm a very small minority.  But were I in a city/banking/finance environment for instance, I think I'd have the same experience as you.  Black shoes are correct business dress, where correct business dress is valued.

 

As it is, I will probably add a black shoe or two for variety, but in my case with a lot of odd jackets and non-CBD suits as regular work-wear too, I'd probably be wearing your brown quarter brogues regularly and with delight.

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Double post.
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Thanks, mimo, I do wear the brown quarter brogue for work since it's the most expensive and best finished shoe in my collection!




I definitely would like to travel as much as you do! And I will add Vass to my collection in the new year!
post #292 of 408

It's beautiful - St Crispin?

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Yes, they are.
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These been posted here yet?
CJ Lonsdale, i prefer the last shape to that of the Audley.



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Nice shine as always! Even in overcast.
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Anyone posted anything on the Edward Green 88 yet? 

Got through cream today, only to discover I'd left my wax in Seattle, so no shine yet :( 

For Wildsmith!

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I have a pair on the 88.

 

I am still getting around to finishing off the polishing and taking photos!

 

I've been so busy!

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cheers, will add more shoes down the track!
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^^ As surely as the sun will rise. :lol:

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Here is a pair of punch cap Adelaide. Adelaide brogues are a variant of oxfords with broguing in a "U" shape around the laces and it does not intersect any other seams on the vamp, also called an "U Throat" oxford.

Normally, an oxford shoe has two separate pieces of leather for the vamp and the quarter that are sewed together. An Adelaide brogue has just one piece of leather for the vamp with no quarters, like a whole cut but with a separate piece for the facing.

My Alfred Sargent Exclusive Moore Black in 724 last, size UK 6.5F
Purchased from Pediwear, RRP £327.5 ext. VAT
Topied at Coombs in the Strand Arcade Sydney













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