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Fwiw, that's probably wear because of your nail at the top and from the zipper in the middle. More reason to go button fly!

That is very insightful, Rish. :fonz:

Thanks. I have button flys on all my trousers now but it's a picnic attack when I really have to go but I have to unbutton like 10 buttons!

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I like bit loafers, but I also like Hermes ties, so clearly I'm a loss to the world. GDL has the final word on what they mean in the NY area, though I only see banker types wearing them with suits or shorts -- not so much the way AAS does, or how most of the SF crowd would want to.

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Hello all,

 

Do you guys recommend buying shoes specifically for rainy days? If so, what kind of leather (calf, suede etc) and what type of style (chukka/loafer, etc) would you recommend? This shoe would preferably be dressy enough to wear with a suit.

 

The reason I'm asking is because I feel as calf performs really terrible during the rain. Not only does it completely ruin the shine, it also leaves a whole bunch of rain spots which I find hard to get out without using Saphir Renovateur or your preferred conditioner.

 

Any help/suggestions would be sincerely appreciated,

 

B

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I think many of use have "beater" shoes we use in crappy weather. I know I do. Calf actually holds up pretty well to moisture. All you have to do is let them dry naturally after they get wet. When you get home and you see those little rain spots, put your shoes in shoe trees and let them sit for a day or two. The spots will disappear on their own. No work required. Of course, a nice shine afterward is a good idea. As for me I don't have any particular style I use for the rain, just usually cheaper shoes I don't mind putting through the ringer one in a while.

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Probably a good idea to have used wax based polish on the shoes for a bit of proofing. Also dainite soles etc. 

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Nay. It should be "King of TASSEKS"

Nay. Just talked to Stitchy and he has a winner.

That's fine. You guys are free to be wrong. smile.gif
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That's fine. You guys are free to be wrong. smile.gif

A drink says you will admit you were wrong when you see it.
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Thanks for the input guys,

 

Damn... I didn't know rain spots disappear on their own?! Learn something new everyday :) So it's really down to using non-leather soles and keeping up with the polish then?

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For the most part, yes. Keep them clean too. Someone posted a pic of rubber overshoes which some people find useful. 

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Originally Posted by dRm0j0 View Post
 

Hello all,

 

Do you guys recommend buying shoes specifically for rainy days? If so, what kind of leather (calf, suede etc) and what type of style (chukka/loafer, etc) would you recommend? This shoe would preferably be dressy enough to wear with a suit.

 

The reason I'm asking is because I feel as calf performs really terrible during the rain. Not only does it completely ruin the shine, it also leaves a whole bunch of rain spots which I find hard to get out without using Saphir Renovateur or your preferred conditioner.

 

Any help/suggestions would be sincerely appreciated,

 

B


My real beater shoes are corrected-grain Weejuns, but I'm not gonna tell you to buy those. I haven't had much trouble with calf in the rain, but my shoes generally have a bit of neutral wax polish on them, and I have accepted they're never going to be perfect. As CM says, the water spots generally go away after a few days, once they're completely dry. If they stay longer, I would presume it's because the water is somehow affecting an applied pigment on the shoe.

 

I have a pair of dark brown suede full brogue oxfords on rubber soles which I got because I figured I could wear them in most situations where it's raining and I have a tie on. But I have mixed results with suede in the rain.

 

I think grained leather works especially well in bad weather – some say the process of applying the grain makes the leather more watertight. It certainly won't show water spots as much, because of the texture. Maybe something like these, though I think the pattern is a bit casual for the leather and sole.

 

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But I have mixed results with suede in the rain.

 

 

Getting suede wet without some kind of protective seal on it is a no-no as far as I'm concerned. 

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I think a lot of people (DWF included) would say that so long as they're dried properly (like CM said, with shoe trees and no direct heat) there's nothing wrong with wearing calf shoes with leather soles in the rain.  I'm sold by the argument, but to be honest on most days that go beyond shower I wear Tetbury's.  When its eventually time for a resole on my Lowndes I intend to get them done in Dainite and have a second pair of rain shoes (they're my first pair of good shoes, were sized too large by the SA on Jermyn St., but are still going strong 4 years later).  

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Mr.Brown vs Mr.Green
I am leaning more to Mr.Brown.
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Thread Starter 

Where is that from?

 

Both are nice, but if you have less than 15 brown ties, I'd go with the brown. Otherwise, green.

 

Or get both.

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