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I wouldn't mind adding a darker brown suede pair of dubs to the rotation at some point.
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Originally Posted by Cleav View Post

You might want to re-edit that dear heart!

It will live on forever in your quote, as it should.
post #13608 of 37427
Yep, I expected that from Cleav. He wears them very often and very well.
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Time for a cigarette then, Cleav?
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Originally Posted by The Noodles View Post

@Cleav
 dons his double monks pretty well with his suits. I was thinking about adding a pair to my wimpy shoe collection. 

EDIT: He came while I was typing. 
Oh dear lawd
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Originally Posted by Murlsquirl View Post

Yep, I expected that from Cleav. He wears them very often and very well.


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Buddy, very kind. Just to tease out the point my EG, Lobb and C&J dm's are sleek enough and perfectly suited to a reasonable rotation but I would't wear em with a casual fit. Too sleek.

These i would because the scotch grain and double soul give me a different flexibility to wear with a SC or jeans/cords/chinos



I'd never wear them with a suit, personal preference...
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Originally Posted by akoustas View Post

@Monkeyface
 really? Does it depend on the fold as well? I'm usually OK with flat ones but if I go with a puff things get a bit jammed in the pocket. I'm always a bit concerned with sizing given my suits cut a bit close.

@ridethecliche
 sparring isn't dangerous at all provided you're training with proper headgear and partners. I've yet to get a bruise on my face in 4 years of Muay Thai after countless sparring sessions (against NA champs as well). Just make sure you're in a good gym where the wannabe tough guys are kept in check.
I disagree man. The damage is also accumulative and black eyes or no. I have done a fair bit of boxing, muay Thai and Mma and dont really spar anymore due to this. Now i just grapple, bjj, judo, wrestling. Can't remember the last time I was injury free though and haven't trained for a while due to various niggles.
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@lukejackson like I said it all depends on the environment you train in and intensity . I definitely agree though if you're not comfortable don't do it.

Did I hear carmina double monks for sale?
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Originally Posted by akoustas View Post

@lukejackson like I said it all depends on the environment you train in and intensity . I definitely agree though if you're not comfortable don't do it.

Did I hear carmina double monks for sale?

I have (had?) a pair...Simpson 10.5
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Originally Posted by kulata View Post

You can't really change your bone structure in your 30s (Medical person wanna attest to this?) but you can significantly buildup your shoulder muscles and that widens your shoulders and it's pretty easy actually coz the muscle groups respond to weight training.

 

Only wish that were true. I did weights for over 20 years. Put muscle on everywhere except my shoulders. Focused more and more on shoulder exercises: seated lateral raises, seated upright presses, shoulder machines etc. Had gym instructors check my form. Ended up being able to press some serious weight, but shoulders remained stubbornly puny (although cut to shreds).

 

In the end I just gave up. I'm Puny Shoulder Man, and there's an end on't.

 

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Originally Posted by Murlsquirl View Post

So who thinks everyone needs a nice pair of double monks? I have my Carmina for sale because I wasn't wearing them much, but now I'm thinking about keeping them. I just see them as having a very limited use.

 

Don't sell them. Fabulous shoes. I invested a giant sum in some GG Mayfairs in mid brown calf and they are my most elegant shoes. Would wear them with just about anything.

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Originally Posted by Cleav View Post


Okay, I'll bite.

No question, keepers all day in a rounded rotation. Depends also on the environment we live, work and play in. Levels of formality, subjective views, received wisdom or otherwise often sway opinion. Dress em up, dress em down go with a suit, chinos or god forgive sockless WTF. Keepers all day in a rounded rotation/collection...

 

Cleav summed it up.  They are more versatile than you would think.  Chinos to suits...

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Been gradually trawling through that "who is Voxsartoria?" thread, which is mostly nonsense, but I came across a reference to one Spoxsartorifoo, and thought that was pretty funny.

post #13619 of 37427
I think dubs are awesome because they're slightly more formal than loafers and as such work better work with suits.
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Thanks for the comments, guys. Sounds like I should hold onto them.
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