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What about button boots with contrasting tweed fabric at the shaft?


You know, I was looking at J Fitzpatrick's latest offerings and lamenting that the black ones didn't come plain toed and in patent leather. Would have made an awesomely vintage formal boot.

post #37052 of 37395
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You know, I was looking at J Fitzpatrick's latest offerings and lamenting that the black ones didn't come plain toed and in patent leather. Would have made an awesomely vintage formal boot.

 

If the brown grain leather had been darker and sans toe ornamentation, I still wouldn't have bought them, but I would have regretted it more.

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Awkwardly, I've ended up with the following as my decent dress shoes. Background, I need to wear dress shoes for work.


* Walnut half brogues

* Black half brogues

* Oxbloodish captoe derbies


Looking for recommendations for my next shoes. Thanks! I like double monks but I'm concerned I would end up finding them too dandy for my office. I'm thinking maybe a simple dark brown oxford captoe. And/or maybe black chelseas, which I could get away with at my office. /sigh, takes out wallet


Price range? I'd say you need, in a reasonable by SF standards sense of the word, 2-3 more shoes, both for variety's sake and for their longevity. You probably want a nice brown oxford captoe. I'm also partial to brown suede, but I can also see the argument for black plain captoe oxfords. So just examples:

Meermin ($175):
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Carmina ($450)
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Crockett & Jones (~550)


Edited by Claghorn - 9/6/16 at 5:56pm
post #37054 of 37395
Yeah, button boots are one of those things I really admire, but can't see myself wearing. I'm ashamed at how boring I've become, lol.
post #37055 of 37395
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Originally Posted by heldentenor View Post
 

 

If the brown grain leather had been darker and sans toe ornamentation, I still wouldn't have bought them, but I would have regretted it more.


Yeah they are certainly not staples, and I can't imagine I'd have worn them more than a handful of times a year, however people like us just buy that kind of stuff. Who the hell knows why. To impress people on the internet I guess.

post #37056 of 37395
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Originally Posted by Claghorn View Post

Price range? I'd say you need, in a reasonable by SF standards sense of the word, 2-3 more shoes, both for variety's sake and for their longevity. You probably want a nice brown oxford captoe. I'm also partial to brown suede, but I can also see the argument for black plain captoe oxfords. So just examples:

Meermin ($175):
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Just pulled the trigger. Thanks!
post #37057 of 37395
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Originally Posted by sprout2 View Post

What about button boots with contrasting tweed fabric at the shaft?
I think button boots are horrendous. Only among igents are they a thing.
post #37058 of 37395
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I think button boots are horrendous. Only among igents are they a thing.

I could not agree more.
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Just pulled the trigger. Thanks!


Of the three, the brown captoe was definitely the hole in your shoe rotation that most needed filling.

 

If the fit works for you and you are happy with them, I'd follow up (eventually) with these:

 

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Probably not to wear with suits, but great with chinos or wool trousers and odd jackets or blazers.

 

If you wear suits enough, or prefer to be more conservative, black captoe oxfords are really the way to go. Also work well with gray trousers and navy blazers. Otherwise, you are probably set on black with your half brogues (assuming they are oxfords and not bluchers)

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post #37060 of 37395
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I think button boots are horrendous. Only among igents are they a thing.


No, they have a long history. So they were certainly a thing long before the internet. Nothing wrong with looking to the past every now and then. If they aren't your deal, personally, that's fine.

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Alright. Only among iGents and the long dead.

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I read 300 year old mail for a living. 

post #37063 of 37395
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Originally Posted by gs77 View Post

Yeah, button boots are one of those things I really admire, but can't see myself wearing. I'm ashamed at how boring I've become, lol.

 

 

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I think button boots are horrendous. Only among igents are they a thing.

 

 

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I could not agree more.

 

I was obviously being sarcastic, you nerds! I would rather get trampled to death by a wooly mammoth wearing Louboutin stillettos than come within 2km of button boots.

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I was obviously being sarcastic, you nerds! I would rather get trampled to death by a wooly mammoth wearing Louboutin stillettos than come within 2km of button boots.

Wooly mammoths are extinct, dumbass! rolleyes.gif
post #37065 of 37395
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Wooly mammoths are extinct, dumbass! rolleyes.gif

 

Explain why I just saw one on TV gamboling about full of life, then?

 

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