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Whiskey vtips + pantherella + armoury denim today.
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i understand this sentiment.  I had the same qualms.  I have found that this shoe works really well with sport coat and slacks, specifically all shades of grey wool pants, but partcularly medium grey to charcoal.  I think that combination looks really sharp.  The balmoral style makes the look more polished than a derby.   I suspect the shoe might work with navy, and it would certainly go with chocolate wool pants as well.  And more adventurous dressers might find it works with rust wool, etc. colors too.

As may be evident, i primarily wear these in the Fall, but they can work in Spring too and, I am sure, Summer.    

This is really true. I used to be a suit four days a week, basic biz casual on Friday (either chinos or grey wool pants with a buttondown shirt) and denim Saturday and Sunday type of guy. As a result, I found it hard to wear shoes like the whiskey balmoral wingtips as they didn't really work Mon-Thurs or Saturday-Sunday. I am now experimenting with wearing trousers with sportscoats and sweaters more (namely thanks to Epaulet) on Friday and weekends. As a result, "casual balmorals" like suede captoe balmorals or whiskey wingtip balmorals make more and more sense.

That said, when it comes to "sharper denim" looks (i.e. denim with a blazer), balmorals can work too
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Whiskey vtips + pantherella + armoury denim today.
Very cool shoes. I would love to see more photos.
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V tips are sooooo underrated.

@Alcibiades

So you don't feel leather bals can be worn with denim, that is the main thing holding me back.

I'm eyeing a pair of antique edged LWB for casual and semi dress, then maybe a color 8 medallion blucher for more formal stuff. If I went color 8 SW bal, I think itd be more limiting. At least the medallion I can also wear with more casual stuff. I don't want to pigeon hole myself into the bals for formal only mentality.
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Very cool shoes. I would love to see more photos.



These are a few I had on my phone. Excuse the pictures, as I have no idea how to take pictures of shoes hahah
post #81306 of 94655
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Alden of Carmel has a preorder on these with an October delivery

Thanks boss. Looks like they're the only ones.

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These are a few I had on my phone. Excuse the pictures, as I have no idea how to take pictures of shoes hahah

That is a really interesting shoe (in a good way). Never seen a V-tip in whiskey. Nicely done.
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These are a few I had on my phone. Excuse the pictures, as I have no idea how to take pictures of shoes hahah
Awesome.
Uni-shoes right? They look great. I should have grabbed a pair.
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I just bought the Ravello LHS from the TSM in 10D. I have color 8, whiskey,and black in my collection now. Need the cigar LHS but that will have to wait for now.

Congrats! I am only missing the black shell, I always felt it was an odd combo... What do you all think?

I own the black shell version. It has limited usefulness - at least for my wardrobe.
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It was nice to read everyone's kind words during the day. thank you gentlemen.

sftg is correct, they're on the plaza last.
sftg is incorrect about who's king... that'd be ravello. fight%5B1%5D.gif
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Amazing boots MrDV.

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Greatness is unveiled...Spectacular boots!

See Ya,
Steve

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Dang, those Cigar WTs are absolutely insane!!!

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I think I just died. Your boots, MrDV, are spectacular.

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MrDV is my hero. That's all.

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+1

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Spectacular! Your collection is outstanding Mr DV. Best one out here.

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That is a great boot, and, for me personally, it beats out boots in color 4, ravello and whiskey.

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blinding shine!!

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MrDV, which last are these cigar WT boots on? Thanks!


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Oh my.......

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Many people state emphatically that Color 8 is king. They are wrong.


MrDV is King.

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+100

Ravello isn't even king of the browns. lol8[1].gifsmack.gif
post #81311 of 94655
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This is really true. I used to be a suit four days a week, basic biz casual on Friday (either chinos or grey wool pants with a buttondown shirt) and denim Saturday and Sunday type of guy. As a result, I found it hard to wear shoes like the whiskey balmoral wingtips as they didn't really work Mon-Thurs or Saturday-Sunday. I am now experimenting with wearing trousers with sportscoats and sweaters more (namely thanks to Epaulet) on Friday and weekends. As a result, "casual balmorals" like suede captoe balmorals or whiskey wingtip balmorals make more and more sense.

That said, when it comes to "sharper denim" looks (i.e. denim with a blazer), balmorals can work too

I agree with this 100%. Very slick casual look, dark denim, sportcoat, suede shoes.

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Ok, so medallion toe bal in snuff suede and Dover in milkshake suede would be good acquisitions? Also thought about the Roy boot by Context in Snuff Suede. Looks sexy with that flex sole.

Don't want too much overlap though.
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Ok, so medallion toe bal in snuff suede and Dover in milkshake suede would be good acquisitions? Also thought about the Roy boot by Context in Snuff Suede. Looks sexy with that flex sole.

Don't want too much overlap though.

I would go med. in Snuff.

 

I like the color of milkshake but they get dirty so easy, some people rough up their shoes and like that look. If I ever bought milkshake I would be obsesive about not getting them dirty to the point that I wouldnt enjoy them.

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Originally Posted by Alcibiades View Post


This is really true. I used to be a suit four days a week, basic biz casual on Friday (either chinos or grey wool pants with a buttondown shirt) and denim Saturday and Sunday type of guy. As a result, I found it hard to wear shoes like the whiskey balmoral wingtips as they didn't really work Mon-Thurs or Saturday-Sunday. I am now experimenting with wearing trousers with sportscoats and sweaters more (namely thanks to Epaulet) on Friday and weekends. As a result, "casual balmorals" like suede captoe balmorals or whiskey wingtip balmorals make more and more sense.

That said, when it comes to "sharper denim" looks (i.e. denim with a blazer), balmorals can work too

I have a love for nicer shoes but I'm in an environment where dressing business casual is considered "dressed up". I do "dress up" business casual about 2-3 times a week (chinos and oxford, no trousers), and my shoes tend to always draw a lot of attention. I have the RL C&J Lindricks which are nice because they don't draw too much attention since they're a cigar color, but I'm thinking of picking up some #8 975s. Good or bad idea? I don't know if they'll attract too much attention. 

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I have a love for nicer shoes but I'm in an environment where dressing business casual is considered "dressed up". I do "dress up" business casual about 2-3 times a week (chinos and oxford, no trousers), and my shoes tend to always draw a lot of attention. I have the RL C&J Lindricks which are nice because they don't draw too much attention since they're a cigar color, but I'm thinking of picking up some #8 975s. Good or bad idea? I don't know if they'll attract too much attention. 
Why would your shoes attracting attention be a bad thing?
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