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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 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.

 

Thanks! I think the London answer is probably the best one on this question.

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Thread Starter 

Oh, Noodles, Mrs. C has been bugging me to get Mrs. Noodles' Kakao ID from you. She wants to become friends. Do we allow this to happen?

 

They'll meet soon enough. We'll still be here when you guys come in the early fall.

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Noodles, just buy the damn grey flannel Formosa from Murl already and let there be much relief and rejoicing in this thread.
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 Shoes can handle a bit of water, as long as you're not jumping in puddles and whatnot.

 

Yes.   With a proper schedule of polishing and conditioning shoes can become reasonably water resistant over time.

 

That said, if I lived in a truly rainy and puddle-ridden place I’d probably invest in a pair of galoshes.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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Gents

I'm torn on a mini houndstooth SC blue, grey, black. Also it's essentially a mid gray SC. Suiting pattern but part of me says who cares. but obviously I do...
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Thanks! I think the London answer is probably the best one on this question.

 

People on this forum baby their shoes too much. The only thing that can really damage your shoes is salt. A bit of rain here and there is perfectly fine. Just brush them, use shoes trees and make sure they rest at least 24 hours in between wears.

 

I really wouldn't worry too much about it, but getting dainite soles that could help as well, no one's going to notice the difference anyways.

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How are the details? Soft shoulders, triple patch pocket? Double is iffy. Three trumps the suiting pattern. Also, how smooth is the finish?

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I hesitate to interrupt the continuing soap opera, but may I squeeze in a question on a purely practical matter?  I’ve been meaning to ask this for a while and was reminded of it by this photo by Claghorn.

 

I tend to follow the traditional principle that socks should match the trousers of a suit as closely as possible (odd jacket/trouser combinations are a different matter, of course).  I’ve had no trouble finding black socks to go with my charcoal suit, dark navy socks to go with my midnight blue suit, brown socks to go with my brown tweed suit, mid-gray to go with my mid-gray suit, and so forth.

 

But I’m drawing a blank on mid- and light-blue socks.  Anyone have any suggestions for sources that won’t break the bank (I’m a cheapskate at heart and it pains me to spend a lot on something no one will see unless I’m sitting down)?

 

Many thanks in advance.

 

Cheers,

 

Ac

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Gents

I'm torn on a mini houndstooth SC blue, grey, black. Also it's essentially a mid gray SC. Suiting pattern but part of me says who cares. but obviously I do...

 

Don't do it man. Stay strong! Quality over good deals and quantity. Triple patch pockets would be fine though.

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You folks are right as I know deep down. No patch.


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It's going to be hard to find a donegal like that this late, unless you are willing to do MTO/MTM. If so, I'm sure Greg can do a Formosa MTO for you with a donegal out of W. Bill, Scabal, or H&S books

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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?

Rains all the time here and it drives me mad as far as footwear is concerned. Basically, the rain dictates my footwear, which in turn dictates the rest of my wear.

If I am actually going to be walking a significant amount in the rain I wear crappy shoes that I dont care about or galoshes. If I will be walking minimally I wear something with a thicker sole, or a Dainite sole, and a durable leather.

I have a pair of pebble grain Dainite soled boots, those work with MC casual or less formal but not quite legit SWD. Dainite soled suede dress shoes, those fill the legit MC need, working on a pair of legit SWD boots wearable in wet weather, and the RL Marlows I am cool to wear in poor weather as the sole is super thick and the shell cordovan can handle it. Between those I think it allows me to not feel too pigeon holed with my mode of dress when it rains.


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Iso, those shoes are too blobby for an otherwise sleek look.
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Anyone have any suggestions for sources that won’t break the bank

 

I have some light blue socks from PRL that weren't expensive at all. Especially with Spring so close I would think stuff like that would be more available in places like department stores.

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Americans: knits from Shibumi are super cheap now with the strength of the dollar. 36USD...and thats before VAT is deducted.
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@sebastian mcfox: if you happen to be a 50 IT, this might be your lucky day: https://www.stanleykorshak.com/products/Navy-Donegal-Herringbone-Sportcoat/11836

 

$500!  Yeah, very lucky day.

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