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question for this thread:

 

for those of you who live in climates where it rains (lol) do you own several dress shoes with rubber soles for rain wear? or do you actually use swims or galloshes or whatever?

 

my thinking is this: assume you're trying to keep a small closet and only want to have a couple pair of shoes for "business wear." it might make sense to have a pair of nice black captoes and another pair of "beater" black captoes with a dainite sole, but if it actually were raining for several days in a row, what do you do if you're trying to let your shoes rest for a day (at least) in between wears? and in nice weather, are you really going to wear your beater shoes with rubber soles on occasion just to keep the rotation up?

 

sorry if this is overly pedantic but I'm told that's what this side of the forum is for ;)

post #20117 of 37405
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Edited by The Noodles - 3/11/15 at 1:49pm
post #20118 of 37405
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Originally Posted by StanleyVanBuren View Post
 

question for this thread:

 

for those of you who live in climates where it rains (lol) do you own several dress shoes with rubber soles for rain wear? or do you actually use swims or galloshes or whatever?

 

my thinking is this: assume you're trying to keep a small closet and only want to have a couple pair of shoes for "business wear." it might make sense to have a pair of nice black captoes and another pair of "beater" black captoes with a dainite sole, but if it actually were raining for several days in a row, what do you do if you're trying to let your shoes rest for a day (at least) in between wears? and in nice weather, are you really going to wear your beater shoes with rubber soles on occasion just to keep the rotation up?

 

sorry if this is overly pedantic but I'm told that's what this side of the forum is for ;)

First off, welcome!

I used to wear sneakers to work with my dress shoes in a bag and would only wear them inside the office. That's just not a sane thing to do. Then I started wearing a pair of decent dress shoes with full rubber soles and would switch out to my nicer dress shoes at the office. Even with the "rain protector" attached on my nicer shoes, they tended to feel a bit damp if I wore them outside after rain. Anyhow, my decent shoes with rubber now needs soul replacement. 

post #20119 of 37405
Thread Starter 

Noodles. Your name is on this thread. But look at the words that follow: "Good Natured"

 

That's what makes this thread a thing of beauty. Judgment is left at the door. If he bothers you, just block him or ignore his outfits. Venting your frustration doesn't do anything. I don't think it makes you feel better. It isn't going to get Iso to start posting (or dressing) in a way which is pleasing to you. And it sort of saddens the rest of us.

 

We love you very much. But just block Iso, man. It's easy. Simple. And painless.

 

But this Yellow on Yellow hate has got to stop!. Don't hate; participate! If the glove don't fit, you must acquit!! An injustice anywhere is an injustice everywhere!!! The absence of evidence is not evidence of absence!!!!

 

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post #20120 of 37405
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Originally Posted by StanleyVanBuren View Post
 

question for this thread:

 

for those of you who live in climates where it rains (lol) do you own several dress shoes with rubber soles for rain wear? or do you actually use swims or galloshes or whatever?

 

my thinking is this: assume you're trying to keep a small closet and only want to have a couple pair of shoes for "business wear." it might make sense to have a pair of nice black captoes and another pair of "beater" black captoes with a dainite sole, but if it actually were raining for several days in a row, what do you do if you're trying to let your shoes rest for a day (at least) in between wears? and in nice weather, are you really going to wear your beater shoes with rubber soles on occasion just to keep the rotation up?

 

sorry if this is overly pedantic but I'm told that's what this side of the forum is for ;)

 

I just wear my regular dress shoes. I have a rotation of 4 black cap toes for the work week, all with leather soles. Shoes can handle a bit of water, as long as you're not jumping in puddles and whatnot.

post #20121 of 37405
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by StanleyVanBuren View Post
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question for this thread:

 

for those of you who live in climates where it rains (lol) do you own several dress shoes with rubber soles for rain wear? or do you actually use swims or galloshes or whatever?

 

my thinking is this: assume you're trying to keep a small closet and only want to have a couple pair of shoes for "business wear." it might make sense to have a pair of nice black captoes and another pair of "beater" black captoes with a dainite sole, but if it actually were raining for several days in a row, what do you do if you're trying to let your shoes rest for a day (at least) in between wears? and in nice weather, are you really going to wear your beater shoes with rubber soles on occasion just to keep the rotation up?

 

sorry if this is overly pedantic but I'm told that's what this side of the forum is for ;)

 

I have topied beaters or shoes with Dainite soles. My rain shoes:

 

 

 

post #20122 of 37405

Fine

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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post
 

Noodles. Your name is on this thread. But look at the words that follow: "Good Natured"

 

That's what makes this thread a thing of beauty. Judgment is left at the door. If he bothers you, just block him or ignore his outfits. Venting your frustration doesn't do anything. I don't think it makes you feel better. It isn't going to get Iso to start posting (or dressing) in a way which is pleasing to you. And it sort of saddens the rest of us.

 

We love you very much. But just block Iso, man. It's easy. Simple. And painless.

 

But this Yellow on Yellow hate has got to stop!. Don't hate; participate! If the glove don't fit, you must acquit!! An injustice anywhere is an injustice everywhere!!! The absence of evidence is not evidence of absence!!!!

 

 

Fine

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post #20123 of 37405
I don't think Iso has done anything deserving of being blocked but to each their own - it is the easiest solution for anyone wanting to not be part of that overall conversation.

I can sympathize because based on what he's said, there's not exactly a decent forum out there for the look he's going for. So he knows he's posting fit pics here that aren't gonna generally get much love and he rolls with some heavy criticism very well without ever firing back. I can respect that.

That said, I honestly have no worthwhile advice I can give about nailing that sort of look so I tend to just hang back.
post #20124 of 37405

I have rain shoes with rubber soles too. Not nearly so nice as Clag's, but allowing them to dry for a day or two and ensuring I keep up with the polishing a conditioning seems to allow them to hold up pretty well.

post #20125 of 37405
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Originally Posted by TM79 View Post

I don't think Iso has done anything deserving of being blocked but to each their own - it is the easiest solution for anyone wanting to not be part of that overall conversation.

I can sympathize because based on what he's said, there's not exactly a decent forum out there for the look he's going for. So he knows he's posting fit pics here that aren't gonna generally get much love and he rolls with some heavy criticism very well without ever firing back. I can respect that.

That said, I honestly have no worthwhile advice I can give about nailing that sort of look so I tend to just hang back.

 

I just critique based on colours and stuff like that. At least this burgundy jacket isn't pulling at the buttons, so that's a massive improvement.

post #20126 of 37405
Thread Starter 

Noodles is again suggesting we spank him. The world is back to normal.

 

 

:D

post #20127 of 37405

I didn't think what @The Noodles said was all that bad...

post #20128 of 37405
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I like the top block and think that's the best fitting jacket you've posted. Usually there's pulling, tightness, or disproportion because of the extreme nipping at the waist relative to the shoulders. The color and texture mix is solid. The dark trousers aren't working as well. Cream or winter white would be better. Burgundy is just going to be a hard match. If the shoes are black, they're too formal for this fit, even if they are a more casual style.

 

I share the question from others about the contradiction between your expressed preference for longer coats and the length of this coat, but I assume you likethe length of this one. Have you considered having a frock coat made? That would  give you more length. It would also address what I see a visual problem: if I understand correctly, you want some skirt flair, but to me, that combined with a short coat results in disproportion between the upper and lower parts of the jacket (the top looks too long compared to the bottom). A frock coat would even out the lengths without compromising the skirting effect that you seem to want. Just a thought.

post #20129 of 37405
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post
 

I didn't think what @The Noodles said was all that bad...

 

 

It's the spirit behind it. And it's been ongoing.

 

So.

 

Now.

 

 

THE ISSUE IS OFFICIALLY DROPPED

post #20130 of 37405
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post
 

 

 

It's the spirit behind it. 

 

I don't reckon I can speak to that. Nor do I reckon anyone else can but him.

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