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post #26521 of 33006
I was looking at the new shoes from Paul Evans, but noticed that the toe spring is rather excessive in all of the models i am interested in. Take a look...

http://www.paulevansny.com/

Not only do I think it is an ugly look, but I did some research and found that it is bad for your toes/feet as well.

https://nwfootankle.com/foot-health/drill/2-articles/17-toespring

What are your thought on the matter? Do you have any experience with exagerated toe spring?
post #26522 of 33006

In the end, I wasn't too happy about the polished leather used for the Loake Jones, and will instead order something from the Loake 1880 Anniversary series.

 

Now I am also considering whether to order a double monk strap in black calf, although I think I will leave that for now.

 

 

Edited:

 

Still not sure which shoes I will keep.


Edited by RPM1 - 2/12/14 at 2:07pm
post #26523 of 33006
Do you already have brown monks?

J
post #26524 of 33006
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Originally Posted by J011yroger View Post

Do you already have brown monks?

J


Not yet, J011yroger.

 

However, living in London, black is still a very much desirable shoe colour. And as I already have a growing selection of shoes in shades of brown, I was considering black.

 

I take it you have monk strap shoes?

post #26525 of 33006
I don't yet, I'd like a pair but can't really convince myself that I would wear them with a suit as I consider them a more casual shoe than convention dictates so I feel I would get more use out of brown ones.

Plus I already have like a dozen pair of black shoes.

It just seems logical to get brown first in more casual shoes and black first in more formal shoes.

J
post #26526 of 33006
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Try the dry cleaner maybe? It'll probably be like 5 bucks for them to try with the tie. And you can try your madness if it doesn't work haha.

For a wool tie, a dry cleaner's is exactly the right answer.
post #26527 of 33006
Saw two fitzgerald suits at the brooksbrothers in downtown nyc that fit me. something like 1200 for both. Navy and Grey.

I'm wondering if there are other suits I should look at in that price range/style before I pull the trigger. Thanks.
post #26528 of 33006
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Originally Posted by southbound35 View Post

The dress is black tie optional. Would a charcoal windowpane suit be dressy enough?

Yes, you'll be fine.
post #26529 of 33006

Is it okay to wear burgundy oxford captoes for casual wear (chinos, dress shirt and a blazer) or that is big a no-no ?

Here is a photo:

post #26530 of 33006
^ Feel free.
post #26531 of 33006
Those are beauties, wear them with pride.

J
post #26532 of 33006
Just got back my fifth avenues from the cobbler to replace the heels. By default, the fifth ave. has a black heel but my cobbler painted my heel area dark brown, the same color as my uppers.

Does this make the shoe less formal?
post #26533 of 33006

Feryll, those should look great with chinos, provided they're pressed and creased.

 

JezeC, I don't think it matters as long as the welt is noticeably lighter than the upper. Next time you polish them, use black edge dressing, I guess.

post #26534 of 33006
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Originally Posted by Feryll View Post

Is it okay to wear burgundy oxford captoes for casual wear (chinos, dress shirt and a blazer) or that is big a no-no ?
Here is a photo: Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


I believe these are on the 026 last, which is a very nice shape. And they will take a good shine too, making them more suitable for trousers. But you will not be breaking any rules wearing them casually.

I recommend pairing them with mid-greys and charcoals.

Edit:

There was a question of my own I wanted to ask.

I ordered some charcoal herringbone woollen trousers, which have just arrived. However, they are of a slightly slimmer fabric, and I am not sure how well they will work as odd trousers. In other words, they may look too close to something that belongs in a suit?

Also, I should point out that they usually look much darker than in the image below.


Edited by RPM1 - 2/14/14 at 8:07am
post #26535 of 33006

They do look like suit trousers if taken on their own, but with a lightweight significantly contrasting jacket, or a cashmere/merino sweater, I doubt anyone would take issue.

 

I mean, solid trousers and lightly patterned trousers do exist, it isn't like you are wearing navy pinstripe trousers.

 

J

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