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post #31 of 46
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What's wrong with driving shoes? Or boat shoes? If your car is stick shift (as mine is) you quickly appreciate the benefits of a driving shoe. As for boat shoes, well the look works in Florida, especially when you are on a boat. Seriously...as long as you go yachting on your friends 55 footer, you should look the part.
Fine, driving shoes are okay if you are actually driving, but are really superfluous unless your surname is Andretti. Just don't pair them with driving gloves, a fedora and a scarf unless you want to look either like a young fogey or an older guy undergoing a midlife crisis. Same goes for boat shoes. They are okay if you are actually on a boat, on the dock getting ready to go out on your boat. BTW, I prefer the Columbian "smuggler" look when out on a boat.
post #32 of 46
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I will agree that I have seen some atrocious examples of body piercing, but on some women, a nose piercing works. I guess people have their own tastes, but I personally don't mind a nose piercing as long as it looks good on the person (plus its better than a tattoo)
Nod... I like most piercings on women as long as there is only one on the face (lip, nose, eyebrow or monroe are all fine, just not more than one in total). Andrew, I have this booklet of postcard looking things that I THINK may be Fruits, but I haven't looked at it in forever. I bought it thinking "I can implement aspects of their looks into my wardrobe" but in fact most of them were so god damn over the top that all I could do was laugh or smile when looking at them.
post #33 of 46
I have reached the conclusion that I am no longer A. Young B. Cool ...seems like the music is getting too loud come to think of it. Time for a Geritol Martini.
post #34 of 46
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I have reached the conclusion that I am no longer A. Young B. Cool ...seems like the music is getting too loud come to think of it. Time for a Geritol Martini.
Lol. Geritol: Cures tired Blood. Jon.
post #35 of 46
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What's wrong with driving shoes? Or boat shoes? If your car is stick shift (as mine is) you quickly appreciate the benefits of a driving shoe. As for boat shoes, well the look works in Florida, especially when you are on a boat. Seriously...as long as you go yachting on your friends 55 footer, you should look the part.
Fine, driving shoes are okay if you are actually driving, but are really superfluous unless your surname is Andretti. Just don't pair them with driving gloves, a fedora and a scarf unless you want to look either like a young fogey or an older guy undergoing a midlife crisis. Same goes for boat shoes. They are okay if you are actually on a boat, on the dock getting ready to go out on your boat. BTW, I prefer the Columbian "smuggler" look when out on a boat.
If I remember correctly you are currently living in Boston, thus I assume that more oft than not you normally commute using the T. Even if you do have a car and drive about the city, I can only guess that you have an automatic...because people with manual cars will disagree with driving shoes being superfluous. When driving in Florida with a 5-speed from Boca to Bal Harbour (about 45 miles?), with all the stop and go traffic on and off I-95, you need a comfortable pair of driving shoes, without which your feet will end up destroyed at the end of the day. Plus I drive quite aggressively, thus my feet are constantly pressing / depressing all three pedals. I don't even own a pair of driving gloves, a fedora or a scarf (well a winter scarf...used only twice), and I would not don them whilst driving. Jon. P.S. What, pray tell is the Columbian "smuggler" look?
post #36 of 46
L.A. Guy, I applaud your vigorous advocacy, but I disagree with your opinions of jeans and shoes. First of all, chunky shoes look good with jeans which have a wide, stovepipe-type leg and the jean breaks a little over the shoe. It's a nice swabbie/naval kind of look. When you match shoes with jeans with a slim or tapered leg, what you're looking for, it seems to me, is a small shoe that extends the sleekness of the leg and doesn't look as though your feet have been replaced by Shaquille O'Neal's. To that end, leather shoes are fine. Sure, not your interview shoes. They can be a color other than black or brown but leather shoes work with jeans. So do loafers. So do boots. The combination of cuffs and shirttails hanging out of a sweater and some web-footed approximation of a track shoe - a shoe for high school gym coaches, not for young blades and men about town - will make 99 percent of the men out there look like deinstitutionalized mental patients. How can this be sexier or more appealing or less jackass than jeans, boots and a leather jacket? Finally, you diss the hiphugger? What would you have them wear instead: high-waisted pleats? All mini-skirts all the time? (Okay, that's not so bad, I grant you.) I would give anything to find a piece of clothing that has the effect on women that low-slung hiphugger jeans have on me. Best, Modsquad
post #37 of 46
In my opinion, driving shoes are a great option for comfortable shoes. They're nowhere near as pedestrian as boat shoes, and they don't look crappy like sneakers or those faux sneaker-shoe things from Cole Haan or Ben Sherman. Not to mention the fact that regardless of whether you drive a manual or an automatic (I drive manual), wearing driving shoes will save unbelievable wear and tear on your expensive Edward Greens or C&J handgrades. Montecristo
post #38 of 46
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P.S. What, pray tell is the Columbian "smuggler" look?
Judging from walking by that institution on the UWS of Manhattan last night, it's generally a grunge look.  On the other hand, I'm not real familiar with the Colombian smuggler look.  Sorry, couldn't resist...
post #39 of 46
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In my opinion, driving shoes are a great option for comfortable shoes. They're nowhere near as pedestrian as boat shoes, and they don't look crappy like sneakers or those faux sneaker-shoe things from Cole Haan or Ben Sherman. Not to mention the fact that regardless of whether you drive a manual or an automatic (I drive manual), wearing driving shoes will save unbelievable wear and tear on your expensive Edward Greens or C&J handgrades. Montecristo
Puma Rennkatze, Team BMW.Williams F1 official race shoe: I had a point regarding driving shoes, but now I forgot what it was...what the hey, I'll post the picture anyways... Jon. (who needs to stop multitasking too many things at once)
post #40 of 46
does that stuff in the sole just forward of the heel have a function WRT driving? i've seen that on some other sneaks posted here...it looks like a giant flathead screwdriver blade. /andrew
post #41 of 46
I personally like driving shoes for everyday wear, although some of the flashier ones could be a bit incongruous. I wear puma speedcats with jeans quite often, they are comfortable and stylish.
post #42 of 46
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I personally like driving shoes for everyday wear, although some of the flashier ones could be a bit incongruous. I wear puma speedcats with jeans quite often, they are comfortable and stylish.
Funny...today I am wearing a pair of Vapor White suede with blue-navy stripe Speed Cats with a pair of GAP "worker" jeans, and a RL Polo custom-fit shirt in Andover Heather (gray). Jon.
post #43 of 46
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I applaud your vigorous advocacy, but I disagree with your opinions of jeans and shoes. First of all, chunky shoes look good with jeans which have a wide, stovepipe-type leg and the jean breaks a little over the shoe. It's a nice swabbie/naval kind of look. When you match shoes with jeans with a slim or tapered leg, what you're looking for, it seems to me, is a small shoe that extends the sleekness of the leg and doesn't look as though your feet have been replaced by Shaquille O'Neal's. To that end, leather shoes are fine.
I agree completely. A chunkier shoe looks good with baggier jeans. But some chunky shoes (Nike Vandals and Dunks, Doc Martens, real army boots (what we used to call shitkickers)) are acceptable. Others are just ugly. No need to mention them again. And yes, a slimmer jean calls for slimmer shoes - but your John Lobbs are not the answer. Try a slimmer sneaker or a Chelsea boot by a more modern designer like Prada or Costume National. And you must have me mistaken for someone else. I love hiphuggers. I've never seen a pair I didn't like. My non-ironic point was that I think that they look good even on girls without perfect hips.
post #44 of 46
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My greatest hate, though, is reserved for those chunky shoes that look like they have a (usually ugly) dress shoe top welded to a lug sole.  They are usually black, and a lot of men seem to feel that they are acceptable to wear with suits or for business casual.  In fact, they are only suitable as fuel in those garbage can fires that homeless people build to keep warm.
Hear Hear..
post #45 of 46
L.A. Guy, I'm right with you on the Chelsea Boot. Modsquad
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