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post #34846 of 37408
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Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post
 

 

I think the versatility of black grenadine or knit depends on your wardrobe. Obviously it goes well with navy and other darker blues and can work well with greens and grays. Probably less so with browns, unless you want to look like a National Socialist. Now, when you say formal occasions... do you mean actual black tie affairs or do you mean it in a more colloquial way to mean business and cocktail stuff? If the former, no, it's not appropriate. If the latter, then I wouldn't worry too much about wearing it. As for shoes, for me it usually means black.

 

Thanks for the response. I meant formal as in business/wedding format. 

 

Was thinking of wearing navy or dark gray suit, white shirt, black grenadine fina, +/- square, and brown calf chelseas. I know black shoes are the obvious choice, but I recently sold my only pair (which USPS lost, but that's another issue).

post #34847 of 37408

Time to get another pair of black shoes. :)

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I will never understand how someone goes through life without few pairs of black shoes.
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Why not? Why do I need multiple?
post #34850 of 37408
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

Why not? Why do I need multiple?

Black shoes? Better question is which one, if it's only one.
Say, one for summer, one for winter, some for going out, some casual...
post #34851 of 37408
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Why not? Why do I need multiple?


Because you're a StyFoDude, StyFoDude. :)

 

More seriously, I would think that you'd at least want two--one with leather soles and one with Dainite or Topy for wet weather. 

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Originally Posted by Mr. Six View Post
 


Because you're a StyFoDude, StyFoDude. :)

 

More seriously, I would think that you'd at least want two--one with leather soles and one with Dainite or Topy for wet weather. 

 

I managed on one pair of black captoes worn only on formal occasions for a long time, but recently added some Dainite-soled black chelseas and some black grain leather gunboats to my rotation.  

 

I really do think that the informal use of black shoes is in the same camp as navy trousers, "northern lights," and flap-pocketed SCs: we tolerate them reluctantly when we should embrace them when employed in the right context.  

post #34853 of 37408

Technically you all wear black shoes informally unless you are wearing patent leather shoes with a tuxedo. I get what you mean, though, and I wear black shoes informally (non suit fits) all the time. 

 

ETA: As far as I know, no one on SF has ever said that one can only wear black shoes informally. Similar to the myth that SF says that navy trousers are "wrong".

post #34854 of 37408
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Originally Posted by gs77 View Post


Say, one for summer, one for winter, some for going out, some casual...

How is a summer and a winter black shoe different? (I'm not aware of shoe seasonality i guess) 

post #34855 of 37408
Nothing wrong with black shoes in any "urban" context. This is really one of the products of SF group thinking. SF has a bit of a country wibe? A bit...
post #34856 of 37408
Where I come from, there is a saying:
"Two things never go out of style. Black shoes and hard cock".
post #34857 of 37408
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Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post
 

Technically you all wear black shoes informally unless you are wearing patent leather shoes with a tuxedo. I get what you mean, though, and I wear black shoes informally (non suit fits) all the time. 

 

ETA: As far as I know, no one on SF has ever said that one can only wear black shoes informally. Similar to the myth that SF says that navy trousers are "wrong".

 

Agreed--both seem to crop up as a part of the zeitgeist but they are rarely if ever directly asserted.  

post #34858 of 37408
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Originally Posted by venividivicibj View Post

How is a summer and a winter black shoe different? (I'm not aware of shoe seasonality i guess) 

My winter black shoes (Canada, currently) are one pair of ankle boots, plus Oxford with more robust double sole, both with ruber sole protectors.

Summer black shoe is very light calf shoe, with channel stitching, much tinner and delicate leather...

Casual - black suade chuka
post #34859 of 37408
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Originally Posted by gs77 View Post

Where I come from, there is a saying:
"Two things never go out of style. Black shoes and hard cock".


Obviously you're not a kindergarten teacher.

post #34860 of 37408
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Originally Posted by gs77 View Post

Where I come from, there is a saying:
"Two things never go out of style. Black shoes and hard cock".

 

Yet I would only want one of those in my closet.

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