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post #17791 of 33123
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Both ideas are horrible. Just wear leather soled shoes.

I knew I'd get a unhelpful, dogmatic answer like that. I need SILENT soles. No squeaks, no heel clicks, nothing. I own multiple pairs of leather sole dress shoes already, and they make tons of noise. Most hard rubber soles on dress shoes squeak. I don't care what they look like up close, just as long as they pass for dress shoes from 50+ feet.

Edit: Somehow stumbled across an answer to my own question. Red Wing 101/9196. 9196 is exactly what I was thinking of (black calf chukkas).
post #17792 of 33123
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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post


I knew I'd get a unhelpful, dogmatic answer like that. I need SILENT soles. No squeaks, no heel clicks, nothing. I own multiple pairs of leather sole dress shoes already, and they make tons of noise. Most hard rubber soles on dress shoes squeak. I don't care what they look like up close, just as long as they pass for dress shoes from 50+ feet.
Edit: After a bit of Google-fu, I found one option... Red Wing 101. It's ugly as sin but this is about utility, not beauty.

 



Have you considered a bit of felt from your local hobby store?  Cut it to size, stain the edges black with polish, some light sanding on the soles, and glue it on.  I've had friends do this for large choral concerts where the halls were unforgiving to the heels of the ladies.

post #17793 of 33123
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Originally Posted by FugueMeister View Post

Have you considered a bit of felt from your local hobby store?  Cut it to size, stain the edges black with polish, some light sanding on the soles, and glue it on.  I've had friends do this for large choral concerts where the halls were unforgiving to the heels of the ladies.

That's not a bad idea, thanks. I actually have some sheets of black adhesive craft felt. Might try it out on a pair of beater shoes and see how it works.
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*Deleted, 'cause I see now that Van Veen would just dismiss it as an unhelpful, dogmatic answer.*
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Along with the first question I posted several replies up, what's the best way to get plugged in on the styleforum?

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*Deleted, 'cause I see now that Van Veen would just dismiss it as an unhelpful, dogmatic answer.*

If it leads to completely silent dress shoes on a hardwood stage, I'm all ears. (Eyes, I guess.)
post #17797 of 33123

Just got my first pair of nice dress shoes, Park Avenue, in 10 D.

 

1. AE shoes trees sizing chart recommends Medium for 10 D and Large for 10.5 D. Which one to go with? My foot width is between D and E, but went with D in hoping that it will stretch after break in period. Would a Large shoe trees help stretch/fill better?

 

2. I want to keep my shoes maintenance down to as minimal as possible because I don't have any opportunities to wear them right now, at least not until next year, so the shoes is going to be in storage most of the time right now. Can I just do shoes cream without the polish? I don't care for the shine that much, just want the leather to be properly care for. Also, people say that polish protects the shoes from weather better but also dry out the leather so can I just not use it? Plus, I'm still a newbie so I don't want to have to deal with wax build up/cleaning it out once in a while. I am still in college so funds is limited. Would a horse hair brush and can of AE shoes cream be sufficient?

 

I DID and RAPED the search engine so please, just give me the answers to my questions, lol THANKS!!

post #17798 of 33123
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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post


If it leads to completely silent dress shoes on a hardwood stage, I'm all ears. (Eyes, I guess.)

 

I was guessing that you were either pulling a heist and needed to get past the security guard without attracting attention before going into silent mode, or were performing in a play or similar. Sounds like the latter. What about something like this: http://www.shoemall.com/p/dressabout-mens-oxford/?color=Black&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=PLA+Dressabout%20Oxford%20Black&CAWELAID=1024518107&catargetid=1519354554&cagpspn=pla&gclid=CL7tvtyy6LICFUqi4AoduyoAJA
post #17799 of 33123
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Originally Posted by NamlikeaG6 View Post

Just got my first pair of nice dress shoes, Park Avenue, in 10 D.

2. I want to keep my shoes maintenance down to as minimal as possible because I don't have any opportunities to wear them right now, at least not until next year, so the shoes is going to be in storage most of the time right now. Can I just do shoes cream without the polish? I don't care for the shine that much, just want the leather to be properly care for. Also, people say that polish protects the shoes from weather better but also dry out the leather so can I just not use it? Plus, I'm still a newbie so I don't want to have to deal with wax build up/cleaning it out once in a while. I am still in college so funds is limited. Would a horse hair brush and can of AE shoes cream be sufficient?

Yup. Totally sufficient. Wax is for shine.
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Originally Posted by Van Veen View Post

I knew I'd get a unhelpful, dogmatic answer like that. I need SILENT soles. No squeaks, no heel clicks, nothing. I own multiple pairs of leather sole dress shoes already, and they make tons of noise. Most hard rubber soles on dress shoes squeak. I don't care what they look like up close, just as long as they pass for dress shoes from 50+ feet.
Edit: Somehow stumbled across an answer to my own question. Red Wing 101/9196. 9196 is exactly what I was thinking of (black calf chukkas).
Are you a ninja?
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Are you a ninja?

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post #17802 of 33123
For suit jackets does fully lined and fully canvassed mean the same thing or are they different?
post #17803 of 33123

Totally different. Lining is just the fabric covering the inside of your suit, usually a shiny material. I think it adds weight to your suit.

Canvassing deals with the construction of the jacket; some canvas is placed under the wool to help the jacket maintain its shape.
 

post #17804 of 33123
Thanks. I'm also having a little dilemma here you may be able to offer some advice on. I ordered a charcoal gray Benjamin suit from ehaberdasher. Very nice suit and I love the color, unfortunately it's too small on me. The only Benjamin they have in my size is the medium gray, but it seems from what I've read charcoal or navy's the way to go. I'm not wearing it for work if that matters, just want a suit to wear to nice places. I'm also pretty pale and have heard medium gray is more of a summer color. The other option is going to Brooks Brothers and paying more money, but I could get the charcoal gray I like.

So I guess my main question is how do Brooks Brothers suits (1818) compare in quality to Benjamin? And any other advice you could offer with regards to the colors. I'm also on a short time frame so waiting for ehaberdasher to restock isn't really an option.
post #17805 of 33123

I bought a pair of Allen Edmonds in dark brown and one is a lighter shade than the other. This is my first pair of good shoes. Should I take them back or is this normal? If I polish them will they be cool?


Edited by LBC Demon - 10/5/12 at 3:09am
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