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Originally Posted by jaypee View Post

Rookie question. I purchased a pal zileri calfskin belt to match some antiqued Edward greens I have. The colour is close but still a little off.

Suggestions? Take to both with the same saphir colour?

I must confess that I only have three leather belts - a sort of mid-brown one leather belt that I have been wearing for the past 19 years, so it has darkened a bit, a chocolate brown suede belt, and a black leather belt.

The brown leather belt gets the most use, and I wear it with all sorts of different shoes - burgundy, tan, chestnut, beechnut (which is the closest match), dark brown and so on.

So, my advice would be not to bother about trying to match the colour. It's not worth the trouble and no-one will notice at all.
post #26957 of 48532
For those who don't venture outside of this thread very often, here is a good discussion on five essential shoes:

http://www.styleforum.net/t/336452/five-shoes-for-a-versatile-wardrobe/0_100#post_6145419
post #26958 of 48532

Some fragrances are 50% off; some are not. It's pretty clearly marked which are which. There was a fair selection of Penhaligon's and Creed yesterday. 

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Originally Posted by dsvelte View Post

Some fragrances are 50% off; some are not. It's pretty clearly marked which are which. There was a fair selection of Penhaligon's and Creed yesterday. 

And still today. Bought some Penhaligon's. Actually the sale is pretty extensive.

Further, on the subject of Thurston Braces in Sydney - have discovered that Strand Hatters have a small, but quite nice selection.
post #26960 of 48532
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Originally Posted by tobiasj View Post

For those who don't venture outside of this thread very often, here is a good discussion on five essential shoes:

http://www.styleforum.net/t/336452/five-shoes-for-a-versatile-wardrobe/0_100#post_6145419


I reckon you could get by on 3 - a black capped oxford, black brogue and tan double monk. 

Double monks go with most things sartorial, as well as less formal occasions (e.g., with a navy blazer and white ducks). 

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I struggle with double monks .. doesnt suit me :(

post #26962 of 48532
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Originally Posted by Oli2012 View Post


I reckon you could get by on 3 - a black capped oxford, black brogue and tan double monk. 

Double monks go with most things sartorial, as well as less formal occasions (e.g., with a navy blazer and white ducks). 

 

I thought you would have suggested two pairs of RMs - one black and one chestnut smile.gif

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I like double monks but they wouldn't be in my top three "most essential shoes".

In fact, I'd posit you really only need two pairs of shoes* that will go with just about any classic menswear/workwear/formalwear outfit, and take you from casual to formal, day to night.

1. Black formal shoes - captoes, wholecuts or adelaides (doesn't really matter as long as they have closed laces and preferably aren't full brogues); should be smooth leather. For wear with blue, grey, or dark brown suits and dinner jacket. Don't wear them with jeans though.

2. Dark-to-mid brown semi-formal shoes - anything from adelaides to full wingtips/longwings (not wholecuts, ptbs or captoes). Can be open or closed laces; colour goes well with denim, chinos, most lounge suits. Should be smooth leather or pebble grain at a pinch (i.e. not suede).

Personally I think tan shoes are harder to complement and really go best with summer garb. E.g. tan shoes and dark suits don't look good IMO and either a mid/dark brown, or black shoes will look better.

I'd be interested in others' opinions on this... fxh?

*I'm not advocating you limit yourself to two pairs of shoes if you don't want to (settle Gerry ;-)
post #26964 of 48532
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

I like double monks but they wouldn't be in my top three "most essential shoes".

Agree with this wholeheartedly.
post #26965 of 48532
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

*I'm not advocating you limit yourself to two pairs of shoes if you don't want to (settle Gerry ;-)

 

A little too late for that, my friend smile.gif

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Good convo. I recently started a thread because i wanted this type of info.

 

I am upgrading my own wardrobe and have a pair of black wingtips, a pair of tan brogues, some brown carminas on the way and was looking for another pair. Burgundy came up a bit.

post #26967 of 48532
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Originally Posted by Prince of Paisley View Post

I like double monks but they wouldn't be in my top three "most essential shoes".

 
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Originally Posted by The Ernesto View Post


Agree with this wholeheartedly.

 

I'm a huge fan of double monks, but this is true. I would even venture to say that anyone who claims double monks are one of the top three "most essential shoes" are a little too #dressedbytheinternet.

post #26968 of 48532

I'd say you just need three pairs:

 

  • formal in black (captoe or plain toe oxford)
  • semi-formal in dark brown (wingtip/longwing derby)
  • casual in dark brown (suede chukka)

 

I reckon that will get you through most situations.

 

Single/double monks, wholecuts, wingtip boots, shell, scotchgrain etc. can come later if you want.

post #26969 of 48532
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Originally Posted by nabilmust View Post

 

I'm a huge fan of double monks, but this is true. I would even venture to say that anyone who claims double monks are one of the top three "most essential shoes" are a little too #dressedbytheinternet.

 

This.

post #26970 of 48532
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hey guys. Am i having more shoe problems or is this nothing to worry about?
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