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Wow the replies were well worth the post. Hilarious. So there is an overwhelming burn these shoes!! Lol

I would not hesitate for one minutes to... burn them.
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I would not hesitate for one minutes to... burn them.

How about these shoes with jeans or chinos. They are Johnson Murphy leather with a rubber sole. I do a lot of walking in my day so I'm concerned about my feet on non rubber soles. What's your take?
Edited by jsgrind - 11/29/14 at 9:02pm
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How about these shoes with jeans or chinos. They are Johnson Murphy leather with a rubber sole. I do a lot of walking in my day so I'm concerned about my feet on non rubber soles. What's your take?

If your shoes fit well, leather soles are perfectly safe and comfortable for your feet.
post #29149 of 33197
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I don't want to deprive you of your martyr complex, but I think the huge square toe, awkward side stitching and cheap perforated leather are all elements generally deemed beyond redemption both individually or in combination.

It's not perfectly fine. It's not OK.

Not here. I was talking about in the regular world. I'm not sure how saying he can wear it in public without going to hell makes me a martyr, either, but ok.
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How about these shoes with jeans or chinos. They are Johnson Murphy leather with a rubber sole. I do a lot of walking in my day so I'm concerned about my feet on non rubber soles. What's your take?

Well, those shoes are certainly immeasurably better. Of course, there are better options, although in that price point (which I guesstimate is between $100 and $200), it is hard to find something more aesthetically pleasing.

And have you tried walking all day in leather-soled shoes? Also, there are many "SF-approved" shoes that have rubber soles.

I frequently wear:




Which have a vibram sole, and a crepe sole, respectively.

With all this said... J&M (despite the negative press they get on these boards), makes a decent enough shoe in the $75-$150 price range, which is awkward when you do not know your size in some of the less expensive English shoes.

Although I have yet to take the plunge, you may want to check out Meermin--people have good things to say about their shoes.
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The shoes I just bought to try on with jeans link. http://m.macys.com/shop/product/johnston-murphy-copeland-chukka-boots?ID=1560968

I really like those suede and leather pairs. Look nice. Would you wear that leather with jeans though?

Yes these j&m were 145 on sale for 116 so I thought even if they lasted a year with daily use I could justify the cost. That's what athletic shoes cost (running shoes) and last before my feet start hurting.

I'm surprised no one has feet issues with wearing leather soled shoes.

Also what is the longevity of suede vs leather. I do a lot of walking in my work day. I really would like to buy some Allen Edmonds, but I can't justify the nice shoes walking on black top and cement.
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I certainly have worn them with jeans, but they are usually worn with dark, indigo denim, in a fairly... conservative cut. They can also be worn with cords, chinos, etc.

You know, I only really started wearing suede... maybe 6 years ago? Once you start, you will never go back. It is incredibly durable, it can be worn in rain, shine, whatever. Just need to brush it every once in a while. Very easily cleaned. People tend to worry about "ruining" suede shoes, but I can assure you, they are much hardier than they appear!

And Allen Edmonds are nice, but for the money, you can probably do better. With that said, my first nice shoes were AEs (which I purchased appx. 8-10 years ago), and they still look great. I will snap some pics of them, if you would like, including when I have beat the living hell out of them!
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Yes I would love to see some pics. Very informative when you see the pictures.
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I certainly have worn them with jeans, but they are usually worn with dark, indigo denim, in a fairly... conservative cut. They can also be worn with cords, chinos, etc.

You know, I only really started wearing suede... maybe 6 years ago? Once you start, you will never go back. It is incredibly durable, it can be worn in rain, shine, whatever. Just need to brush it every once in a while. Very easily cleaned. People tend to worry about "ruining" suede shoes, but I can assure you, they are much hardier than they appear!

And Allen Edmonds are nice, but for the money, you can probably do better. With that said, my first nice shoes were AEs (which I purchased appx. 8-10 years ago), and they still look great. I will snap some pics of them, if you would like, including when I have beat the living hell out of them!
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Saw this today at Goodwill and was intrigued. Made in Poland. Super heavy, button-out wool liner. Cotton blend coat, wool collar. I'm no expect, but I didn't think the pattern looked right to be authentic. No tag, just the size, the composition tag and the "made in Poland". Thoughts? 

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Saw this today at Goodwill and was intrigued. Made in Poland. Super heavy, button-out wool liner. Cotton blend coat, wool collar. I'm no expect, but I didn't think the pattern looked right to be authentic. No tag, just the size, the composition tag and the "made in Poland". Thoughts? 


Where will you wear this coat? What will you wear with it? Is it appropriate warmth-wise for where you live?

post #29156 of 33197
Re: shoes I recommend Loakes. Don't get dress shoes at a lower price point unless emergency. Obv there are other brands at similar or higher points but I would not go lower.
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+1  Try www.pediwear.co.uk for good deals and easy tax-free shipping to the US.

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Saw this today at Goodwill and was intrigued. Thoughts?  Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)


It's not Burberry Nova Check if that's what you mean.
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It's not Burberry Nova Check if that's what you mean.


That is what I meant. I am glad I asked and passed. 

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When the neck and side label don't say, how does one tell where an item was made from? I bougbt a Ralph Lauren blue label fair isle sweater but I can't figure out where it's made in.
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