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post #26956 of 56013
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 #26957 of 56013

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. 

post #26958 of 56013
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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 #26959 of 56013
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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). 

post #26960 of 56013

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

post #26961 of 56013
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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

post #26962 of 56013
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 #26963 of 56013
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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 #26964 of 56013
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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

post #26965 of 56013

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 #26966 of 56013
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I like double monks but they wouldn't be in my top three "most essential shoes".

 
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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 #26967 of 56013

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 #26968 of 56013
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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 #26969 of 56013
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hey guys. Am i having more shoe problems or is this nothing to worry about?
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Bumping my question for some more answers
post #26970 of 56013
Are these the meerkats with the heel problem?
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