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Now I think It's not only dress vs casual but ugly vs look good, I'm wearing the shoes right know and I hate them damn buckles

I hear you. I don't own any double monks with the buckle placement such as on yours. That configuration doesn't float my boat either. I prefer a buckle arrangement such as this.

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As you say - there is no cure for ugly! biggrin.gif
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As you say - there is no cure for ugly! biggrin.gif


There is, however, a remedy.

 

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your learning curve is precipitous

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First post, how am I doing?

 

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Happy Saturday gents

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Although - for presentations, meeting new clients, or anytime I feel a need to be proper I take no chances and go for the laceup oxfords/bals without fail. T

Arent oxford and balmoral two different things?
Per my understanding an oxford is one with closed lacing.
An balmoral is a stitching type where the stitiching from the front vamp goes all the way back to the heel counters?

So, are you implying that you wear a oxford balmoral?
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Originally Posted by Gdot View Post

I hear you. I don't own any double monks with the buckle placement such as on yours. That configuration doesn't float my boat either. I prefer a buckle arrangement such as this.
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As you say - there is no cure for ugly! biggrin.gif

sure looks nice, except the toe is not my cup of tea.
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Arent oxford and balmoral two different things?
Per my understanding an oxford is one with closed lacing.
An balmoral is a stitching type where the stitiching from the front vamp goes all the way back to the heel counters?
So, are you implying that you wear a oxford balmoral?


Oxford/balmoral = closed lacing. They're synonyms.

 

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Oxford/balmoral = closed lacing. They're synonyms.

Actually in the UK balmoral refers to a specific style of closed laced shoe - such as what Sstomcat described. With the line of stitching running horizontally back all the way to the heal.

In the US oxford and balmoral are used pretty much interchangably.

I suspect we should presume the UK version is correct if for know other reason than that the terms originated there?
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^^^^^ Spoo - looking especially fly today! ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
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Originally Posted by Gdot View Post

Actually in the UK balmoral refers to a specific style of closed laced shoe - such as what Sstomcat described. With the line of stitching running horizontally back all the way to the heal.
In the US oxford and balmoral are used pretty much interchangably.
I suspect we should presume the UK version is correct if for know other reason than that the terms originated there?


With language, only what is popularly understood is correct, no? I think if you asked most people in the US what an oxford shoe is they would say it's any "traditional" style men's shoe with a heel.

 

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Originally Posted by EMartNJ View Post



With language, only what is popularly understood is correct, no? I think if you asked most people in the US what an oxford shoe is they would say it's any "traditional" style men's shoe with a heel.

Americans tend to use the term oxford to mean virtually any lace-up shoe while in the classic British sense a Balmoral is a specific type of oxford with its seam running horizontally along its sides is my understanding. Nothing to do with language.
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I'd dare say the modern American man knows little more distinction than 'lace up' and 'slip on' or loafer.

It seems from the posts on the forums that no one under the age of 30 has even worn leather shoes until they start a career.
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