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post #1771 of 37392

Oh fudge, I thut that was captoe:brick:

what the heck is that for then?

post #1772 of 37392

@Cleave

Nice...though I would hesitate on the whole cut. Should I?

post #1773 of 37392
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Originally Posted by Cleav View Post

Just like the staple suit/tie/etc conversation had here a staple rota of shoes has to be had.

True with C & J I've busted Mimo's suggested budget here but that is not my intention, though you can get these if you shop around.

You have to have suede. Here's a straight cap oxford (363 last Stitchy) and the Chukka which HAS to be unlined. I have the suede Hallam on 318 last and the Chukka 3 suede same colour yet they do different things for me. I have a lined Chukka in the colour here. Dressed up or down giving great contrast suede is a staple shoe.

I would also respectfully suggest the Clifford as a full brogue oxford, great colour better with age and versatile.

If you like some brogue but want to marry it up with a different look then the Selbourne gives that colour edge too. Works very well instead of the black if you lean that way.

Finally, a whole cut in the Weymouth. I have black as pictured, and other whole cuts in brown. Some will not see the need for black in a stable, fair comment, I like the option. The whole cut though in any colour is a stunning piece of work.

I'm not suggesting these are the ones to buy, just trying to suggest a view on some basic principles in a rota that will give unlimited options.
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I like the idea of more suede. You reminded me, I actually do have a pair of dark brown suede chukkas. They are the AE Amok. I bought them at 10.5D as well, but they actually fit pretty nicely. I am sorry I forgot to list them among the assets!

 

 

I'm not sure how to wear them, however. I don't recall seeing may chukkas in WAYWRN. Any tips?

 

Thanks for the feedbacks everybody. I am reviewing all of it and will do so in even further depth tonight. Please keep these recs coming.

post #1774 of 37392
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Originally Posted by Rudals View Post
 

Oh fudge, I thut that was captoe:brick:

what the heck is that for then?

It is a captoe, but it is a captoe blucher/derby. You want a captoe balmoral/oxford.

post #1775 of 37392

So this is a bit inappropriate for CBD?

post #1776 of 37392

Sorry for the diversion to follow. I need to make a confession, or just vent, or both, all this talk about ties and "staples" (WTH) really had me going. Threw out about 8 more (lost count; latest clean-out was only in December before) of my last decade editions (no pics, evaa). So far so good. But then I stumbled upon Henry Carter and Vanda. The rest I shall keep to myself. I hates you (all, not anyone in particular, will go away, I'm sure, just need to hide the arriving packages from the missus, gonna be difficult given ~10 on the way...).

Nighty!  


Edited by DeSense - 2/7/14 at 10:17am
post #1777 of 37392

:fu:

post #1778 of 37392
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Originally Posted by TweedyProf View Post

@Cleave
Nice...though I would hesitate on the whole cut. Should I?

Tweeds, as I said only my suggestions for a rounded rota,stable, collection to cover for all eventualities. I love a whole cut, but thats me. What's would make you hesitate? Great to hear your view my friend.
post #1779 of 37392

Last time I ordered something from Sam Hober, I thought I was ordering a burgundy based on the picture. Then when I get it, tis a RED tie. So I want to ask. Which one is the dark gray one? First one says SAGE. What does that mean?

https://www.samhober.com/grenadine-fina-solid-ties/sage-grenadine-fina-silk-tie-19.html

Sage Grenadine Fina Silk Tie #19

Gray Piccola Grenadine Silk Tie #13

post #1780 of 37392
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Originally Posted by luv2breformed View Post



I like the idea of more suede.


I'm not sure how to wear them, however. I don't recall seeing may chukkas in WAYWRN. Any tips?


See below, also go to Rock your… http://www.styleforum.net/t/72565/rock-your-socks-show-your-sock-shoe-pant-combos there's lot to see right there


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post #1781 of 37392
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Originally Posted by Rudals View Post
 

So this is a bit inappropriate for CBD?

It is certainly a bit frowned upon in the CBD world, more so in London than the US, but Washington being the political centre and all...I don't think I've seen a politician in derbies before...

post #1782 of 37392
Rudals, Hober sells swatches and swatch sets for very cheap. By the time a swatch is photographed, the photograph is retouched to get what appears to be a more accurate version of the color to David, put on his website and appears on your monitor, things can change. If you expect to get a lot of grenadines, buy a swatch set. If you want to see how a variety of things look, just count the number of swatches you need and order them. Better to spend $0.50 on a swatch than $80+ on a tie.
post #1783 of 37392

This would be my basic 5 shoe selection (total value €1060, or €212 per shoe):

 

 

The tasskes can be substituted for normal suede/leather loafers, and for the UK I'd substitute the dark brown captoes for black ones in a different last/style (perhaps adelaides):

 

post #1784 of 37392
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Originally Posted by luv2breformed View Post
 

 

I like the idea of more suede. You reminded me, I actually do have a pair of dark brown suede chukkas. They are the AE Amok. I bought them at 10.5D as well, but they actually fit pretty nicely. I am sorry I forgot to list them among the assets!

 

 

I'm not sure how to wear them, however. I don't recall seeing may chukkas in WAYWRN. Any tips?

 

Thanks for the feedbacks everybody. I am reviewing all of it and will do so in even further depth tonight. Please keep these recs coming.

 

I generally wear my suede balmorals with flannels and an odd jacket (see below for a Carmina example).  I do not have suede chukka's, but have always liked how they look with jeans.

 

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Originally Posted by Rudals View Post

Last time I ordered something from Sam Hober, I thought I was ordering a burgundy based on the picture. Then when I get it, tis a RED tie. So I want to ask. Which one is the dark gray one? First one says SAGE. What does that mean?
https://www.samhober.com/grenadine-fina-solid-ties/sage-grenadine-fina-silk-tie-19.html
Grenadine-Fina-Tie-19-600.jpg
GPT-13-550.jpg

Doodals, for me the top one, if that is the one you're calling sage, is more on the green side of the colour spectrum. The second one is grey to my eye and my screen. Whether it is dark grey or not is another matter. It is relative to how the vendor and their marketing peeps see it and or want to differentiate it from other ties on their site.

First, more green, second grey.
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