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Acceptable Shoes - yes or no

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
Bought these a few years ago before knowing any better and in the process of re-vamping my wardrobe.

I've read a lot of "square toe" hate since joining this forum but they're very comfortable so I figured I'd let the majority rule.


Do these stay or go?
post #2 of 15

I vote go. They're also a cap-toe (more formal) derby/blucher (less formal), which is a little incongruent. But it is indeed the squareness of the toe that kills it. That said, there are far, far worse square toes out there.

post #3 of 15
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Andrew Ryan View Post

I vote go. They're also a cap-toe (more formal) derby/blucher (less formal), which is a little incongruent. But it is indeed the squareness of the toe that kills it. That said, there are far, far worse square toes out there.

Appreciate your opinion.....thanks! 1 vote go satisfied.gif

I should probably mention that if I kept these I would only be wearing them with less formal attire - nice fitting jeans, maybe out to a club with cotton pants and a dress shirt. Definitely not with a suit. Maybe that will affect how people vote.
post #4 of 15
They're not so bad.
The point that cap toes and blucher style
is "incongruent" is just plain incorrect.
For example:

http://styleforum-testing.s3.amazonaws.com/9/97/97535118_vbattach46408.jpg
post #5 of 15

^ That at least has some punch-cap action going on and is in a more informal color. Just my opinion, but I think plain (no brouging) cap-toes should be reserved for oxfords/balmorals, and derbys much benefit from a plain toe or, if not, the presence of brouging.

post #6 of 15
Burn them
post #7 of 15
Donate them to your local thrift store. Or keep them to wear for household chores. Just never wear them in public.
post #8 of 15

Those are truly awful looking shoes. They manage to get everything wrong: derby shoe with a blunt square cap toe in poop brown. If I had set out to design an uglier, more specious shoe, I couldn't have topped this.

 

As GBR said, you should burn them, possibly shredding them first.

post #9 of 15
Do not keep. Donate them.
post #10 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by Andrew Ryan View Post
 

I vote go. They're also a cap-toe (more formal) derby/blucher (less formal), which is a little incongruent. But it is indeed the squareness of the toe that kills it. That said, there are far, far worse square toes out there.

I agree

post #11 of 15

Toes are unfortunately too 'square' IMHO. But of course it's this shape which makes it very comfortable. Perhaps keep them for other uses else donate.

post #12 of 15

Ok, so I have my university farewell tomorrow.

And I plan to wear a black suit (something like this)

 

  with a slate grey shirt.

 

Just to stand out a bit I was thinking of wearing this with black leather moccasins ( something like this).

 

 Yes or No ?  

post #13 of 15
The last isn't too great, but they're not the worst shoes I've ever seen on here.
post #14 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by cooledbuckle View Post

Ok, so I have my university farewell tomorrow.
And I plan to wear a black suit (something like this)
...
with a slate grey shirt.
...
Just to stand out a bit I was thinking of wearing this with black leather moccasins ( something like this)

 Yes or No ?  

Welcome to SF! Unless you are joking, you really need to lurk around a bit if you think any of those are SF-approved. There are lots of threads with useful information for beginners including this one by Vox:
http://web.archive.org/web/20120711003637/http://www.styleforum.net/t/287922/practical-thoughts-on-coherent-combinations-for-beginners

Obviously no to all.
post #15 of 15

Regulars will know i dread saying this..............    - Ebay them.   Then thrift a pair of more universally (in SF) accepted shoes. for your gained cash.

 

Plus, they are awful. (sorry)  and i apparently have a more generous idea of what looks good, so,........they must go.

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