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post #32896 of 33308
^^^ Definitely. I prefer not to mix black and blue/tan/etc, but black and grey is a nice business pairing, no matter the shirt/tie. Men have been wearing black shoes with charcoal suits for as long as charcoal suits of been around.
post #32897 of 33308
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Originally Posted by justonemore View Post
 


Ok...but you can wear black shoes and black belts with more than a black tie....

 

I myself never wear bowties...now if there's some correlation with bowties and braces, I have no idea...but any number of suits will go with any number of ties which will go with any number of black shoes and black belts...

 

I see what you are saying and agree.

 

The reason I stated formal and black tie is because of the stylized Deco last which for me looks too "dressy" for daytime wear. 

 

I know there are plenty of users on here who wear Decos in the day but for me it is too much - particularly in black with the reverse antiquing that mine have. 

 

Were I to purchase some less dressy black shoes I would definitely wear a belt.

 

Thanks again.

post #32898 of 33308
I just purchased a pair of RL Marlow wingtips in shell cordovan. I was wondering what the recommended cleaning/polishing regimen was. Thanks!
post #32899 of 33308
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I just purchased a pair of RL Marlow wingtips in shell cordovan. I was wondering what the recommended cleaning/polishing regimen was. Thanks!

Are they new? If so, use a tiny bit of water to clean off the incredible amount of shit that they cake on those shoes. There was literally a 3rd of a can of polish on mine.

After that, treat them like any other shell.
post #32900 of 33308
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Are they new? If so, use a tiny bit of water to clean off the incredible amount of shit that they cake on those shoes. There was literally a 3rd of a can of polish on mine.

After that, treat them like any other shell.

Thanks for the info! They are used, but not much. Ive been looking around, it seems like Saphir reno and then a wax polish with some intermittent water use is the move? I want to shine them up and treat them well.
post #32901 of 33308


Just wipe them down with a moist cloth and brush the living sh*t out of them with a stiff horsehair brush for goodness sakes....brush until your arms are tired, go out for a smoke and a drink, and come back and brush them until you can't brush them any more...Do that for a week and you should be good to go...I have never seen the need to add creams, or waxes, or any product whatsoever to any shell right out of the box...After several months of taking abuse I might use saphir cordovan specific product on the areas that might need "touching up"....Some people think a wax helps with water welts...I haven't tried it myself...


Edited by justonemore - 6/9/16 at 9:17am
post #32902 of 33308
Don't let your brush touch those shoes until you've stripped the shit off. Damp cloth, rub rub rub, dry off. Do that until your cloth stops coming off filthy. My C&J shells are more porous than Alden (even though they're all Horween), so don't be surprised if the Reno discolors the shell. They will eventually return to normal.

I can't overstate how much shit those shoes have on them from the factory.
post #32903 of 33308
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Originally Posted by blacksamurai30 View Post

I just purchased a pair of RL Marlow wingtips in shell cordovan. I was wondering what the recommended cleaning/polishing regimen was. Thanks!

Check out the shoe care thread.

Agree with the brushing mentioned by the other posters, but I do use Saphir Cordovan Cream and wax on mine.

My loafers from another day.

post #32904 of 33308
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Perhaps you confused that with a burgundy grenadine tie?

No I'm pretty sure it was listed as one of the must haves in a tie wardrobe, even to the point of being the second purchase after a navy (repp?) tie. It stuck in my mind because it surprised me so much.
post #32905 of 33308

Hello everyone. I am choosing a pair of shoes for my office work but don't know which shoes suits my style and my work. My field is about children education and social affair. I walk a lot, meet children and their mothers. I also needs to take shoes off 3 -4 times/day. My outfit is light color dress shirt + dark color dress pants or Dockers Signature.

 

My current shoes is Rockport slip on. They are good but I think it's time for me to get  new shoes. Unfortunately, the Rockport store in my country closed so my decision is to buy an MTO shoes.

 

For the style: Oxford Captoe may be the most suitable for me but I'm afraid that it will leave a lot wrinkles if I walk and bend the shoe toes.

 

 

 

Instead, I prefer something plain and simple like a pair of Oxford plain toe. However, they looks like Vans if the last is not sleek. (IMO).

 

 

 

Whole cut: I love them but maybe they are too fancy for my job.

 

 

For the color: I wonder if I can choose blue instead of black for my shoes. Like Crockett and Jones Blue Burnishes Calf Westbourne. I love everything in blue. 

 

 

Hoping everybody can help me decide. Thank you. 

post #32906 of 33308

@mycloud, from the little you presented, where you are removing your shoes regularly, and were I in that situation, I would probably select a nice pair of loafers. Something like these Kent Wang shoes perhaps.

 

post #32907 of 33308
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Originally Posted by mountainstyle View Post

@mycloud
, from the little you presented, where you are removing your shoes regularly, and were I in that situation, I would probably select a nice pair of loafers. Something like these Kent Wang shoes perhaps.


Yes, I would strongly consider a loafer, of which there are many to choose from. I take my shoes off several times day, but usually more at home. If it's when I'm meeting clients or others during business, it's not only a pain but feels awkward when you are meeting and leaving.
post #32908 of 33308
When is it appropriate to wear ivory ties? For some reason I like the look. It just seems that people usually only wear them at weddings.
post #32909 of 33308
Never.
post #32910 of 33308
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Yes, I would strongly consider a loafer, of which there are many to choose from. ....

 

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Originally Posted by mountainstyle View Post
 

@mycloud, from the little you presented, where you are removing your shoes regularly, and were I in that situation, I would probably select a nice pair of loafers. Something like these Kent Wang shoes perhaps.

 

Thank you so much. Penny loafers seem like a good choice for me although I am not used to it. If I have to choose a slip on or loafer shoes, I may want to try something like these "lazy man shoes without brogue". I want the shoes cover my foot more.

 

 

 

 

Just try, then decide after because I still think a traditional oxford is more traditional and valuable or consider a loafer as your recommendation.

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