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post #39496 of 52513
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Originally Posted by Dusty Brogues View Post

Hi Gents,

Mr Michael Sy raised a question last asking members preferences for a wholecuts colours: black, oak or burgundy.

My reply was the following.....
Developing this further, does this have merit? I don't think loafers look as good black than say brown or Burgundy, the same goes for dub monks. Black would be the last colour pick for dub monks, mind you texture does have an obvious role and black suede does look awesome.

DB
By the way we Mrs GF and I have a red car, I just bought a pair red suede derby's and after seeing those Burgundy whole cuts posted here I am sold on them, don't know about suede they strike me as more of a formal occasion or work related shoe not casual "I'm off to the pub shoe" As for loafers I would go brown, I have too many memories of petty crims and D's drinking at the Trades Man's Arms in Darlo who all used to wear black loafers. Suede is another matter and I would go with a colour that would suit summer for me, eg wear them with chinos and shorts.

Also noticed the Aquila has picked up CK's two tone approach to suede loafers saw a few in the Canberra store yesterday. Imitation is the highest form of flattery after all
post #39497 of 52513
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Originally Posted by Michael Sy View Post

It depends. Gerry has an amazing whole cut collection. However, his shoes have detail on the toe box etc, even though they are still whole cuts. So it's hard to compare when there are so many variations of whole cuts.


Well, I think that only one of the three had a medallion, and the other two pairs (the burgundy and the black - or is it navy?) have plain toes.

I only have one pair of whole cuts, in black, and they have a medallion on the toe. Personally, I do prefer a wholecut with a medallion as I think that they look a bit too bare without it, but of course others may think differently.
post #39498 of 52513
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post


Well, I think that only one of the three had a medallion, and the other two pairs (the burgundy and the black - or is it navy?) have plain toes.

I only have one pair of whole cuts, in black, and they have a medallion on the toe. Personally, I do prefer a wholecut with a medallion as I think that they look a bit too bare without it, but of course others may think differently.

 

The wholecuts:

 

Black - Carmina black calf on the Rain last

Brown - Crockett and Jones Weymouth on the 337 last in dark brown antique calf

Burgundy - Carmina shell cordovan on the Rain last

 

The C&J pair have a medallion while the others are plain toed.

 

The plan with the black pair is to polish it to a high shine so it can be used for black tie events AND James Bond wore plain toed black wholecuts in Skyfall :)

James-Bond-Skyfall-Image.jpg 

post #39499 of 52513
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post

DB
By the way we Mrs GF and I have a red car, I just bought a pair red suede derby's and after seeing those Burgundy whole cuts posted here I am sold on them, don't know about suede they strike me as more of a formal occasion or work related shoe not casual "I'm off to the pub shoe" As for loafers I would go brown, I have too many memories of petty crims and D's drinking at the Trades Man's Arms in Darlo who all used to wear black loafers. Suede is another matter and I would go with a colour that would suit summer for me, eg wear them with chinos and shorts.

Also noticed the Aquila has picked up CK's two tone approach to suede loafers saw a few in the Canberra store yesterday. Imitation is the highest form of flattery after all

Well that's that I suppose. I'm sure it's a very nice car. : )
post #39500 of 52513
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post

The wholecuts:

Black - Carmina black calf on the Rain last
Brown - Crockett and Jones Weymouth on the 337 last in dark brown antique calf
Burgundy - Carmina shell cordovan on the Rain last

The C&J pair have a medallion while the others are plain toed.

The plan with the black pair is to polish it to a high shine so it can be used for black tie events AND James Bond wore plain toed black wholecuts in Skyfall smile.gif
James-Bond-Skyfall-Image.jpg
 

I actually own the C&Js Highburys on the 348. Can I take back what I said.
post #39501 of 52513

Surely the color of choice for the wholecuts depends on OP's wardrobe colors and intended usage?

post #39502 of 52513
Why no love for the navy whole cuts?
post #39503 of 52513
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Originally Posted by Journeyman View Post


It's an interesting point, and one that I've considered from time to time - usually when I go to a Herringbone warehouse sale and see men being pulled around like castrated bulls (as GF memorably described them) while their wives or girlfriends pick out loudly striped shirts and satiny, contrasting stripe ties for them.

Personally - and I admit that I could be wrong - I don't think that women are choosing garish garb for their men as a mark of ownership. Rather, I think that women are choosing colourful clothes in bright patterns because that's what they would tend to choose if they were shopping for themselves. Look around at women in town - whilst a fair few women wear black as a default choice, there are lots of women who also wear bright colours, particularly in a shirt/blouse, scarf or belt. So, I think that whilst these women are shopping for men, they're buying stuff that they, through female eyes, think will look good.

To put it simply, a lot of women don't know what suits a man - and the reverse often applies, too. I went shopping with my wife and a very stylish colleague of hers some time back and I was really, really impressed by the outfits that she suggested to my wife. She picked out various combinations that I, quite frankly, would never have suggested to my wife and yet they really suited her and looked very good on her. When my wife asks me about her clothing, I tend to view it through my eyes, and so I suspect that the same goes for women - they look at men's clothing through their eyes.

 

Hi JM, do you find that women do not emphasize/notice texture at all? ie over-emphasis on colors/patterns to the exclusion of texture.  They do have a good eye for fit though.

post #39504 of 52513
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Originally Posted by Petepan View Post

Hi JM, do you find that women do not emphasize/notice texture at all? ie over-emphasis on colors/patterns to the exclusion of texture.  They do have a good eye for fit though.
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Agree with the fit comment. Mrs GF used to be a theatre wardrobe mistress and dresser, so I trust her on that, anything else forget it. I find that with her design background she has a well defined personal esthetic and taste which casuses my plastic no end of pain.
post #39505 of 52513

Now I'm looking at Wholecuts instead of Captoes. Shitfuck.

post #39506 of 52513
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Originally Posted by Geoffrey Firmin View Post
 
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Originally Posted by Petepan View Post

Hi JM, do you find that women do not emphasize/notice texture at all? ie over-emphasis on colors/patterns to the exclusion of texture.  They do have a good eye for fit though.
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Agree with the fit comment. Mrs GF used to be a theatre wardrobe mistress and dresser, so I trust her on that, anything else forget it. I find that with her design background she has a well defined personal esthetic and taste which casuses my plastic no end of pain.

:rotflmao:which reminds me that we have yet to hear from forum member Manuhiri regarding his trip to Paris with the missus in July this year! Probably still recovering from the wounds.

post #39507 of 52513
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Originally Posted by Foxhound View Post

Now I'm looking at Wholecuts instead of Captoes. Shitfuck.

Just fit the fuck in and get a pair of cap toes.
post #39508 of 52513

Or perhaps these:

 

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Benchgrade plaintoe balmoral

 

More here.

 

These, on the other hand, fit like a glove:

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imeldaman: The fantasy of all foot fetish buffs comes alive!!! BRB, i just got a call from Quentin Tarantino… Anyway, it started with a sporty fivefingers from Vibram and now a dress shoe?! Seriously?! I am so scared that we might wear an underwear version of this soon. This is going right up on the inspiration board at Carmichael Lynch for the next Jack Link’s “Messin’ with Sasquatch" campaign.
post #39509 of 52513
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Originally Posted by Gerry Nelson View Post
 

 

Um, one of each? :) 

 

 

Ok I think it's time to get a pair of black wholecuts.

post #39510 of 52513

Does anyone have a good album of wholecuts worn with suits pictures?

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