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I love your Hamptons!
The 511 fits me so well in a bal, I've seriously considered a shell makeup. But I'm not sure if I'd like them as much without the textural contrast.
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Black hanovers for the unique take. I go back and forth on these. The toe is a touch square and it needs one more row of eyelets. Then it would be perfect. Still a nice part of my rotation with dark navy or charcoal.
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Found out some info on the upcoming patriotic shoe- the SA at a location showed me an email that they'll be sending out on May 31st. It'll be a Webgem called the "1776"- it's a navy and white neumok with a red heel counter and a red Dainite sole. Looks pretty awesome, I'll be ordering one. No price listed yet, but he guessed in the $225 range
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There are certain shoes that I rarely (or never) see pictured here. Where are the Delrays? How about an Oak Street?
Wear one of the less common shoes, and post your pictures!

 

I've posted my Delrays several times.  No one has ever seemed interested.

 

Anyway, here they are again.

 

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I've posted my Delrays several times.  No one has ever seemed interested. Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
Anyway, here they are again.



Those are real pretty shoes. I'd like them better if the plug followed the shape of the toe more. But I'd have a pair already if my wife didn't tell me that I was wearing old man shoes last time I wore a split toe.
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Those are real pretty shoes. I'd like them better if the plug followed the shape of the toe more. But I'd have a pair already if my wife didn't tell me that I was wearing old man shoes last time I wore a split toe.

 

Odd, I never would have associated a split toe blucher like the Delray or Lasalle with "old man shoes."  That description, I would think, would fit more in line with any of the cap toe bluchers like the FA/PA (not that I agree with that), or certainly some of the orthopedic looking walking shoes like the Voyager.

 

But, to each their own.  One of the things I've realized on this thread is that there is a very wide range of style preferences.  I would likely never purchase a monkstrap shoe, a chelsea boot, or a chukka, but they get a ton of love on here.

 

A lot of differences, and there's nothing wrong with that!

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I wouldn't have considered them to be old man shoes, either.  Besides the cap-toe oxford, I suppose I would have said that a longwing blucher, perhaps pebble grain, in black or oxblood, was something I associated with my grandfather's generation, but J. Crew, Bonobos, and a lot of other trendy retailers carry them now, so I would say that traditional shoes are *in* right now.

 

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Those are real pretty shoes. I'd like them better if the plug followed the shape of the toe more. But I'd have a pair already if my wife didn't tell me that I was wearing old man shoes last time I wore a split toe.
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100% agree that classic dress shoes are in right now.  I personally really like the look of a split toe as it can be easily dressed up or down depending on what you wear with it.  I own a Bradley and really like the raised look vs being stitched like a LaSalle or Del Ray, even though I do like them.

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I'm hoping I don't change my mind in the future (I'm 34 now), but I've been on a wingtip tear as well.  Really love the RL Sandersons (longwings), Madison Park (shortwing), Williams (longwing), the brown/white spectator longwings from C&J, etc that I've acquired over the past few years.  I really want one of the new Oak Street Bootmakers longwing bluchers but I'm not ready to pull the trigger (despite their weekend sale going on).

 

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Originally Posted by BackInTheJox View Post

Odd, I never would have associated a split toe blucher like the Delray or Lasalle with "old man shoes."  That description, I would think, would fit more in line with any of the cap toe bluchers like the FA/PA (not that I agree with that), or certainly some of the orthopedic looking walking shoes like the Voyager.

But, to each their own.  One of the things I've realized on this thread is that there is a very wide range of style preferences.  I would likely never purchase a monkstrap shoe, a chelsea boot, or a chukka, but they get a ton of love on here.

A lot of differences, and there's nothing wrong with that!


Lol, we're miles apart. I love monkstraps, chukkas, and monkstrap chukkas! And Chelseas too wink.gif

monkstraps and chukkas and chelseas, oh my! ;) (Click to show)

Vass, AE, Vass, Carmina









Edited by peppercorn78 - 5/29/16 at 6:01pm
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New Dundees from the shoebank.  I'm hoping this pair is versatile enough to be my all-purpose travel shoe:  easy to take off and put back on, casual enough for jeans, dressy enough to go with a sportcoat and slacks, comfortable enough to walk in, and, with the pebble grain leather and Danite sole, good in light to moderate weather, such as the sort of rain you get in the northwest.

 

I never bought a pair of dark brown suede, crepe-soled chukkas until 2013, despite shopping in Clark's a fair amount -- that store was the one place in my hometown that routinely carried size 14 and 15.  I don't know how I went into that store for years without even taking note of their signature style, which I'm sure they had on display all over the store.  I wear my suede desert boots all the time, but only casually; usually with jeans.  I hope this pair proves to be more versatile.  Looking down the road, when my suede desert boots wear out, I'll probably replace them with a lighter-colored pair, like sand or oakwood suede.

 

 

 

 

 

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100% agree that classic dress shoes are in right now.  I personally really like the look of a split toe as it can be easily dressed up or down depending on what you wear with it.  I own a Bradley and really like the raised look vs being stitched like a LaSalle or Del Ray, even though I do like them.

 

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I was not a fan of monkstraps, or even chukkas, until I met a group of filthy barnweasels.
Now I've got a couple chukkas and even a monkstrap.
(And I would mind having another of each.)
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Your Dundees are looking great, Counselor! I often forget how elegant the 511 last can look when it's not on someone with extra-wide Triple-E duck-footed clodhoppers!

 

Wooops, yours ARE triple-E. Well, for some reason they present more shapely in size 18 or whatever the holy heck your size is than in stubby ole' 10.5. ;)

 

Of course, it could always be the tighter-lasting of calfskin vs. shell.

 

Anywhoo, just wanted to say nice kicks, Perry Mason!

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I was not a fan of monkstraps, or even chukkas, until I met a group of filthy barnweasels.
Now I've got a couple chukkas and even a monkstrap.
(And I would mind having another of each.)


I fell in lust with monkstraps from the moment I first saw the "trend" profiles in that-magazine-who-shall-not-be-named. I now own 3 pairs and am in the market for a third (probably suede).

 

Chukkas took a while to grow on me, but grow they did. Just like a kudzu infestation. I've got 5 pairs now, with another MTO in development, and considering yet another MTO...

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Lol, we're miles apart. I love monkstraps, chukkas, and monkstrap chukkas! And Chelseas too wink.gif

monkstraps and chukkas and chelseas, oh my! ;) (Click to show)

Vass, AE, Vass, Carmina








Chukka monks are my new want pair, I think I'm digging the double strap over the George boot.
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