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post #16141 of 37396
I'm in a good natured argument with @in stitches, who contends that the Marlow WT would be somewhere between 0 and 2 on the "sleekness" scale. He puts it on par with the Adidas Samba.


How would you all rate the Marlow's sleekness scale of 0 to 10, zero being the Samba and 10 being a Corthay Arca

I'd personally rank the Marlow at 5, 6 or 7

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Arca = 10

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post #16142 of 37396
By sleekness do you mean just shape of the last or overall styling of the shoe and how chic it is? Either way, I wouldn't say Arca is a 10. Really though, in either case, the Marlow is closer to a 2 than a 5. And I like that shoe.
post #16143 of 37396
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

I have a brown silk-wool-linen from B&T. A number of blue linen numbers, obviously. Going to use a combination of Suit Supply and B&T (one a year) going forward.

I like that fabric Butchy. Something along those lines. Warm. But that might be of limited use in Texas. People are still walking around in shorts and tshirts.

If looking for summer, what about a beige/off-white sport coat? Either in linen or cotton.
post #16144 of 37396
^ I'm talking about shape of the last,

What shoe would you put at number 10?

The Samba is a 0 to me.

This Trickers is a 2 to me

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post #16145 of 37396
Somewhere in between the moccasin and the Adidas around 1.5
post #16146 of 37396
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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post

^ I'm talking about shape of the last,

What shoe would you put at number 10?

The Samba is a 0 to me.

This Trickers is a 2 to me

Well the cardinal numbers on the scales are kind of meaningless, so I don't even know how to argue about it. G&G Decos are sleeker than Arcas I would say.
post #16147 of 37396
This is a dumb argument. The Marlow is not by any standards a sleek shoe. Even a crack whore knows that.

In summation, regarding understanding shoe lasts:

Crack whore > jrd
post #16148 of 37396
What do you mean cardinal numbers? I guess they should be 1-10 instead of 0-10.

decos are pretty darn sleek. let's say a scale from Samba to Deco then. 1-10.

Stitchy places the Marlow at 1 then

I'd still say around 5

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post #16149 of 37396
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

Crack whore > jrd

oh no you didn't...
post #16150 of 37396
Quote:
Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

This is a dumb argument. The Marlow is not by any standards a sleek shoe. Even a crack whore knows that.

In summation, regarding understanding shoe lasts:

Crack whore > jrd

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post #16152 of 37396
I don't get the big deal about Marlows. They're nothing special looks wise or construction wise (self branded C&J benchgrade is cheaper).

It basically looks like an AE shoe, but triple the price.
post #16153 of 37396
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Originally Posted by othertravel View Post

It basically looks like an AE shoe, but triple the price.

Marlow is MUCH nicer last than the AE Macalister or Macneil (the two closet shoes they offer)

Also, much nicer than the Alden equivalent. Just has great lines, can't explain it if you haven't handled the shoe
post #16154 of 37396

I'd like someone to define sleekness with regard to shoe lasts. I genuinely don't know what people are referring to when they use that term, in part because I think that different people use it to mean different things. Which maybe means that no one can offer a useful definition. #selfdefeat

post #16155 of 37396
I mean cardinal as opposed to ordinal. It makes sense to talk about one shoe being sleeker than another, but what does it mean for one shoe to be two points sleeker than another? I have no idea.
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