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Question about shoe trees and rotation:

 

I was told to not wear shoes two days in a row, and to let shoes "dry" for 24 hours before putting in shoe trees

 

If I plan on having two pairs of shoes and alternating their wear daily, then I would never end up putting in shoe trees, save for weekends and other gaps?

post #21167 of 31071
No, put the shoe trees in as soon as they come off your foot. Either your foot or the trees should be in the shoe at all times.

And yes, don't wear shoes twice in a row.
post #21168 of 31071
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

No, put the shoe trees in as soon as they come off your foot. Either your foot or the trees should be in the shoe at all times.

And yes, don't wear shoes twice in a row.

Isn't there some benefit to letting them air out? What is the harm in not having a tree in them for 24 hours?
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Originally Posted by Liquidus View Post

Isn't there some benefit to letting them air out? What is the harm in not having a tree in them for 24 hours?

They get damp as you wear them. When you put the trees in, they fill up the shoes and stretch them back into shape as they dry.
post #21170 of 31071
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Originally Posted by acecow View Post

They get damp as you wear them. When you put the trees in, they fill up the shoes and stretch them back into shape as they dry.

Right. Leave the trees out, and you get worse wrinkles. Also, the trees help suck the moisture out of the shoe.
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Originally Posted by DrewBru75 View Post

Just wanted to bump this as it being my first post it was held up.

Need some help!

Only bumping this because it was held up again and I'm pretty sure I'm considered a "real" person now. smile.gif


Edit: Damnit...sorry bumped the wrong quote but if a vet could check my earlier post out I'd be much obliged!
post #21172 of 31071
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Just wanted to bump this as it being my first post it was held up.

Need some help!

Yes on the shoes to wear with a cane and a long white beard. Otherwise, I'd pass.
Please let us know where you live. That will affect the choice of default items to get. As for shoes, go buy some Allen Edmonds on sale, check the PSA thread. Also, get the $200-$300 shoes from herringshoes.co.uk or similar sites. Look for irregulars and seconds, if you're on a budget. If you're fine buying used shoes, I'd recommend sticking to the SF marketplace for now.

Edit: Also, it's mahogany, not mahogeny. A gentleman knows how to spell, not just which shoes to wear.
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Originally Posted by acecow View Post

Yes on the shoes to wear with a cane and a long white beard. Otherwise, I'd pass.
Please let us know where you live. That will affect the choice of default items to get. As for shoes, go buy some Allen Edmonds on sale, check the PSA thread. Also, get the $200-$300 shoes from herringshoes.co.uk or similar sites. Look for irregulars and seconds, if you're on a budget. If you're fine buying used shoes, I'd recommend sticking to the SF marketplace for now.

Edit: Also, it's mahogany, not mahogeny. A gentleman knows how to spell, not just which shoes to wear.

Tooshay! wink.gif

Thank you very much for the insight. Exactly what I'm looking for. Much appreciated.
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Originally Posted by RCAsia View Post

I'll have to respectfully disagree with what people are writing here.  While it might be an out of favor or funky color, ties are there to have fun with!  If we all followed boring rules all the time, who would have an individual sense of style, ever!  This could go great with a Navy Jacket, fitted blue jeans, a tucked in pink shirt, as pink complements green and there is pink in the tie.  And you could top it off with a neutral color like brown loafers and pink or green socks to match with the tie!  Would look great, you'd get a ton of compliments and you'd have a fantastic time with it!  For more information on how to mix and match ties with your shirts, and on color theory, check out the following two links on my men's formalwear fashion blog:

 

http://suitupdressup.wordpress.com/2013/04/02/cravats-untied/

http://suitupdressup.wordpress.com/2013/04/18/charlie-and-the-color-factory/

 

Hope this helps.  Please feel free to message me with any questions!

 

I respect your position, but being noticed/complimented is not the same as being respected.  And just because something is acceptable, doesn't make it right.  To elaborate on my previously stated position: this is the Style Forum.  Advice is surely being sought as to what would be considered "stylish".  Not fashionable, innovative or humorous.  There is absolutely no context in the realm of classic gentlemen's dress in which this monstrosity might be considered "stylish".  It is a lime green horror with pink animals on it.  Children would cringe.

 

I'm not at all against a bit of colour, dandyness and peacockery, and am indeed guilty of all.  But I'm afraid this one goes in the same bag as novelty waistcoats and clip-on bow ties with dinner dress, or T-shirts with "all I got was this lousy...etc.." slogans.  Everyone has an aunt who might think it amusing after too many sherries when some worse-for-wear, red-faced, perspiring post-adolescent stumbles up to her on the dance floor at a low-class wedding reception, wearing such a thing.  But it goes with plastic square-toed loafers and cheap cider.

 

It is simply not the attire of a gentleman.  Let alone a stylish one. :)

 

(P.S. I like your blog)

post #21175 of 31071

Thoughts on these Johnston and Murphys? I know the brand isnt highly regarded here but its leather soled with a goodyear stitch, and even cheaper than the charles tyrwhitt oxfords:

 

http://www.zappos.com/johnston-murphy-melton-bourdeaux-brushed-veal?zlfid=111&recoName=zap_pdp_acc

 

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I'd try to find a deal on some Aldens, but the style is good.
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I'm not positive, but I think those are the J&Ms that are made of corrected grain leather, even though they have the other hallmarks of quality that you noticed. I'd avoid them.

(I could be wrong. The description says "calfskin.")
post #21178 of 31071

Ive noticed one of the really frustrating things about searching for shoes on zappos and bluefly is that no one mentions whether the shoes are corrected grain. Occasionally I will see the word "polished", which I assume means the same thing. Otherwise it just says "leather"

 

Should I email JM and ask them directly?

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Honest opinion of these?

post #21180 of 31071
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Originally Posted by aravenel View Post

No, put the shoe trees in as soon as they come off your foot. Either your foot or the trees should be in the shoe at all times.

And yes, don't wear shoes twice in a row.

Oddly, the little piece of paper that came with my shell Alden LHS says not to put the trees until an hour after taking them off. I suppose this is only supposed to apply to shell (I don't have any other kind of Aldens). Does anyone follow this practice?

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