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Originally Posted by Murlsquirl View Post


UH, yesssss....where has you been.

is that the grey fresco?
post #26627 of 37396
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Originally Posted by jrd617 View Post


is that the grey fresco?

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Noodles, what do you think of these (Vass for Shibumi)?  Adds some reddish hue to your shoe game if you're not into full-on burgundy.  

 

 

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Yes, I'd do that. BUT would this work with the fresco? I ask only because the last fits and I am familiar with the maker. 

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post #26628 of 37396
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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post


I'm not talking about what you can get away with, or what others wear, I'm simply talking about what colours go best with palette of your average big city. Most big cities exist out of shades of grey, although some cities are of course more colourful than others.

Wearing darker colours such as grey, charcoal and black tends to look much better in the city than in the country. Browns, greens and tans on the other hand look much better in the country than in the city. For example, a lot of tweeds and tartans were made to mimic the colours found in the different English and Scottish rural landscapes. There is a reason why there used to be two separate dresscodes depending on whether you were in the country or the city.

 

I think you're making this up as you go along.

post #26629 of 37396
well which one is it?
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Originally Posted by Murlsquirl View Post
 

 

You need to add a pair of oxblood/burgundy shoes to your closet.

 

I was thinking the exact same thing.  Also agree with everyone else that many shades of brown will look outstanding with that suit as well.

post #26631 of 37396
Work with what doodles dear heart?
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Originally Posted by New Shoes1 View Post

I think you're making this up as you go along.

You think wrong. The stuff about most tweeds being based on natural colours is true. There were specific tweeds for specific hunting seasons and locations. For example, there's a tweed with purple in it because in Scotland there was a certain purple flower that bloomed in a certain season.

The stuff about dressing for the city or country is true as well. No brown in town is a remnant of that. People used to dress much more contextually. That has mostly gone away, but in street wear, for example, a lot of people wear dark colours as a retlection of their urban environments. I think it could be important to consider your environment. Stuff like tan cotton or tobacco fresco suits look great in a small Italian town, where you're surrounded by browns and tans, but it does look a little out of place in midtown Manhattan.

None of the stuff I typed is new or original, so no, I'm not making it up. You might disagree, but that doesn't mean I'm making up.
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well which one is it?

Grey fresco. It was written about in the WAYWT thread

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X-post from Carmina thread. Perhaps someone can chime in here.
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Originally Posted by GuP View Post

How much can one expect carmina calf to stretch?

I tried on some Carmina Rain cap toes in 8.5UK today. The shoe fit very snug with thin socks, esp in the vamp/upper throat area. Length was okay. SA mentioned the shoes will eventually stretch after a few hours of wear and he thinks this is my size. Thoughts?

No 9UK Rain last was available in shoes - but I did try on a 9UK chukka and it fit. 9.5UK had significant heel slippage in shoes.
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"No 9UK Rain last was available in shoes - but I did try on a 9UK chukka and it fit. 9.5UK had significant heel slippage in shoes."

 

If it was rain last as well, then I think you are a 9UK. Slight snugness is ok, and should stretch. Very snug, maybe not.

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Does a chukka sizing translate into a non-chukka sizing?

Also, they all fit, but I am trying to get an idea of an ideal fit.
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Does a chukka sizing translate into a non-chukka sizing?

Also, they all fit, but I am trying to get an idea of an ideal fit.

Everyone's ideal fit is different, though advice on the internet is surely the best way to figure it out.

How many eyelets did the chukka have? If only two, the fit can be very different in the heel, mid-foot, and vamp.
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Originally Posted by Monkeyface View Post


You think wrong. The stuff about most tweeds being based on natural colours is true. There were specific tweeds for specific hunting seasons and locations. For example, there's a tweed with purple in it because in Scotland there was a certain purple flower that bloomed in a certain season.

The stuff about dressing for the city or country is true as well. No brown in town is a remnant of that. People used to dress much more contextually. That has mostly gone away, but in street wear, for example, a lot of people wear dark colours as a retlection of their urban environments. I think it could be important to consider your environment. Stuff like tan cotton or tobacco fresco suits look great in a small Italian town, where you're surrounded by browns and tans, but it does look a little out of place in midtown Manhattan.

None of the stuff I typed is new or original, so no, I'm not making it up. You might disagree, but that doesn't mean I'm making up.

 

No, not the historical information on where certain colors were traditionally worn.  I was referring to your assertion that black, charcoal and dark colors should be worn in an urban environment because they simply look better in that environment than brown and other lighter colors.  I'm not sure how you can objectively state that any specific color looks better in an urban environment, especially considering the vast diversity of our many urban environments.

post #26639 of 37396
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Originally Posted by Joenobody0 View Post

Everyone's ideal fit is different, though advice on the internet is surely the best way to figure it out.

How many eyelets did the chukka have? If only two, the fit can be very different in the heel, mid-foot, and vamp.

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Originally Posted by GuP View Post

Does a chukka sizing translate into a non-chukka sizing?

Also, they all fit, but I am trying to get an idea of an ideal fit.


I think very snug (which is a subjective label) might be a negative sign.

 

But who knows? The stretch you'll get might be enough.

 

If the Chukka in rain 9UK fit then I suspect you'll be ok with 9UK rain in a oxford and prefer it to the 8.5UK. If anything, the chukka, I suspect, will feel looser, but this depends on number of eyelets/placement and how tightly you tie the shoes.

 

My advice, though, is that unless you are in a hurry, then wait to try on an 8.5 and 9 side by side. Do they have the forest? I fit both fairly well (Rain/Forest) though I prefer Rain for fit. 

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