Originally Posted by docalden2013
Thanks always for your well thought out feedback. I think you're right. Breadth AND depth are key to the shoe wardrobe. I think it's been easier to fantasize about the rainbow of lwb because, well, I know lwb's. not sure how I'd wear the ptb. I always get confused. Do you dress it up with crisper pants/suits or is it casual wear (eg w chinos or cords)? Some have said nst is too casual. Is this a widely held opinion? I think I could try to build more lhs's in, but I want to beat them up and wear them primarily in summer w no sox. Too many lhs's would get confusing because they'd interfere with casual weekend boots' airtime. Nobody knows the trouble I've seen...
And yes, my pics are long overdue. Waiting for wife to kick the flu and go out w her friends. She always smirks at my weirdness when the dslr comes out for shoes.
I think PTBs and LWBs are essentially the same in formality. I say this because while I recognize that technically a PTB is more formal than a LWB, all other things (last, material, sole, etc.) being equal, I think they have the same range. You can wear PTBs and LWBs from jeans to wool trousers. And, if you wear bluchers with suits, I don't think one is more equipped to do that than the other.
Some consider NSTs to be more casual than PTBs and LWBs. I tend to agree, but only because I might wear a PTB or LWB with a suit, but probably not a NST. Otherwise, it's a blucher like the other two and works just as well from jeans to wool trousers. Note that NST boots
in particular get a lot of love here, which makes them more casual still, in a way that I find to be fitting with the NST style.