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post #18196 of 37392
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Originally Posted by PCK1 View Post

Yeah the Rubi squares are awesome. On my last trip to Naples I snagged a bunch of them.

Whole cuts are great with city suits...they are very formal. But Navy is kind of an odd color for a wholecut, given the formality of the style. Maybe consider having them re-painted black.

I actually have a pair of carmina cordovan whole cuts at Dandy Shoe Care right now being re-patinated. I really like the Navy and will keep them as they are - I just need to pair them well. I also have an amazing pair of Bonafe navy suede chukkas coming - I thought they might go nicely with a solid navy suit.

Incidentally - if you are not familiar with Dandy Shoe Care check out his work - amazing! http://www.dandyshoecare.it
post #18197 of 37392

I think a big issue with many shoes that are a little more out there is that they look better in stand alone pictures on the internet than on your feet with an outfit. 

post #18198 of 37392
I have 2 pairs of wholecuts, one deep burgundy and one black, both from Bonafe. I won't think of wearing the black ones at all, unless I'm wearing either a navy suit or grey. I won't pair them with any odd jackets. The burgundy however, lends itself to more more casual outfits and I can see them being worn with odd trousers and sport coats.

I like the idea of a black chelsea boot although I've yet to find one that fits properly. I think those could probably do double duty with suits in the fall / winter and sport coats.
post #18199 of 37392
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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post
 

I think a big issue with many shoes that are a little more out there is that they look better in stand alone pictures on the internet than on your feet with an outfit. 

This. Assuming an unlimited budget, I would be very tempted to kop these beauties:

 

...but then what would I do with them? Mount them on a pedestal in my hallway? They are basically unwearable - except maybe at Pitti.

post #18200 of 37392

I wager that if we did a large enough survey we’d find a meaningful correlation between relative youth and the belief that whole cuts don’t look novel.

 

The rate of change in classic style accelerated considerably in the last three decades of the 20th century.  As a result we’re seeing bigger generation gaps, and we’re seeing the span of time that counts as a ‘generation’ get smaller.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

post #18201 of 37392
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Originally Posted by MGD83 View Post

A black wholecut is a great shoe option for business wear or also evening "formal" wear. I wouldn't consider them a novelty item at all. They are certainly as evening appropriate as a black captoe oxford. I don't know where the notion came from that wholecuts are from the new-school of fashion.

 

Agree. I wear mine evenings (with navy suit) and days (grey plaids).  These are Alfred Sargent Miltons.  With these and a pair of balmorals, I'm trying to tell myself that I have all the black shoes anyone needs.  Except maybe a quarter-brogue.  

post #18202 of 37392
Medallions on whole-cuts look weird to me.
post #18203 of 37392
Whole cuts look like dancing shoes to me. There's no value judgment in that comment fwiw.
post #18204 of 37392
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

Medallions on whole-cuts look weird to me.

 

Me too, for the same reason they're not to my taste on Chelsea boots either (and I love Chelsea boots),  In both case the underlying simplicity and sleekness of the shoe or boot is the main attraction of the thing, and the additional decoration visually detracts from that.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

post #18205 of 37392
What size cuffs do you guys get on your pants? 2in?
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1.75, but I'm a short guy (5'9"). 

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I'm shorter than helden, and I get 2" cuffs.
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I go between 1.75 and 2.  I'm 5'9" as well.  

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Bunch of guys hanging out talking about how big their cuffs are, and who has the biggest.

 

Yeah, cuffs.

 

Right.  Sure.  Nothing Freudian here.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

post #18210 of 37392

Interesting. I'm 6' and go with 2"...would you reco a little more for someone my height?

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