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I do agree to some extent with meister's observation. The shoe would undoubtedly be better without a toe-cap. But is this even possible?No expert on exotics, but I'm guessing that the belly is used (check the midline break in the scale pattern, aligned with the vamp's long axis), and that the animal is simply not large enough to create a single-piece vamp. Or perhaps possible, but prohibitively expensive.

 

Buckle size is purely a matter of personal taste. You're welcome of course to your opinion.

 

As with all Carminas, they are beautifully made. I'm looking forward to wearing them.

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Cheers, PS. I know: Oli is our very own beloved aussie mafoofan. Without the Rubinacci or customed Hermes wallet. The Aussie one shoe is a RMW Chelsea, I guess.

 

Tbh, I was bought the RMWs before I got on SF and I can't bare to part with them. I think if I had my time again I would go:

 

(1) a black capped oxford

(2) a dark brown brogue

(3) a suede chukka

 

That would be it. 

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Oli, always the minimalist.
post #40789 of 52378
Oli, always the one with an opinion.

Cox, those are beautiful. I tried the lizard oxfords but they did not fit (Simpson last). Pants with earth color elements would bring out the deep brown beautifully.
post #40790 of 52378

Pink Socks, I thought this might give you some ideas about how to wear the new trousers:

 

From http://mistercrew.com/blog/2009/05/23/pairing-colored-pants-for-spring-part-2/:

 

Pairing colored pants - page 3Pairing colored pants - page 4

post #40791 of 52378
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Tbh, I was bought the RMWs before I got on SF and I can't bare to part with them. I think if I had my time again I would go:

 

(1) a black capped oxford

(2) a dark brown brogue

(3) a suede chukka

 

That would be it. 

Oli how do you survive the rain? :O

post #40792 of 52378
Under my umbrella, ella, ella, eh eh
post #40793 of 52378
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Oli how do you survive the rain? :O

 

Wot mate?

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Oli how do you survive the rain? :O

 

Oh, I'm sure they'd all be topy'd ...

 

:hide:

post #40795 of 52378

Gerry, those shoes shoes that you newly linked, they still have what appears to be, two pieces of leather coming together at the top of the vamp, as opposed to an oxford, which is the existing leather coming together at the top of the vamp.

 

Poorly explained but I hope you know what I mean. Basically, the 'Derbies' you linked appear to have 'extra leather' where the laces meet.

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Gerry, those shoes shoes that you newly linked, they still have what appears to be, two pieces of leather coming together at the top of the vamp, as opposed to an oxford, which is the existing leather coming together at the top of the vamp.

 

Poorly explained but I hope you know what I mean. Basically, the 'Derbies' you linked appear to have 'extra leather' where the laces meet.

 

Hi Michael, I'm not sure I understand you. My post was in response to someone who said that derbies were ugly so I posted who I felt were good looking derby shoes.

 

You're right, derbies and oxfords and two completely different types of shoe differentiated by their lacing - derbies have open lacing and oxfords have closed lacing.

 

Could you please clarify what you meant?

Derby:

 

Oxford:


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I'm just trying to clarify whether all Derby styled shoes have those two 'flaps' where the laces join. I see the majority of boots and chukkas are Derby in style.

 

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Where as the Oxford is seamless and doesn't have the flaps/wings.

 

What am I trying to say? Hmmm. Trying to work out whether I really understand what a Derby is?

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I'm just trying to clarify whether all Derby styled shoes have those two 'flaps' where the laces join.

 

What am I trying to say? Hmmm. Trying to work out whether I really understand what a Derby is?

 

Yes, that's the definition of a derby shoe.

 

You're right again, most boots are in the derby style like these:

 

An exception (beloved by SF members :)) would be balmoral boots:

post #40799 of 52378

Sweet!

 

Thanks for clarifying for the uninitiated.

 

By the way, you have an epic collection!

post #40800 of 52378
Weather in Melbourne is sublime today. Get amongst it. Linen and loafers, AMIRITE, Pink Socks?
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