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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by earthdragon, Nov 18, 2008.

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  1. charliechan

    charliechan Well-Known Member

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    They stand out, especially in city areas. I wear them only sometimes with blue suits, or a light grey (I only have one of those). I would say the lighter the blue the more harmonious the outfit. Usually on a sunny day. My work doesn't have a very strict dress code, so I have worn them to work but find that they stand out quite a bit and get a few looks (no one has said ever anything though)

    But they always look great with denim
     
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  2. Journeyman

    Journeyman Well-Known Member

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    PoP,

    I wear them with anything from dark (ie charcoal) to quite light grey trousers, and also with blue trousers or suits (ranging from navy blue to air force blue). Thinking about it, I suppose that I could also wear them with cream or beige trousers/suits as I already wear tan shoes with those colours so a snuff suede would also be fine.

    In short, I've found snuff suede to be a really versatile colour and material for shoes and I wear them with most things in my wardrobe, in both summer and winter.

    Here are a few examples that I've posted in the past:

    With navy cords:
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    With light grey odd trousers and blue odd jacket:
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    With go-to-hell checked trousers:
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  3. CHECKstar

    CHECKstar Well-Known Member

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    This just might be the back to work blues after a mental Cristmas break speaking, but I'd be willing to be a part of this...
     
  4. Geoffrey Firmin

    Geoffrey Firmin Well-Known Member

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    Me I wear the second shoe with jeans, white/blue BD with tie rep skewiff and sports coat or linen jacket with Bills British khaki and sky blue or pink linen shirt depends on the social situation

    Ps JM love the FU trousers
     
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  5. AriGold

    AriGold Well-Known Member

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    Also I gotta add that it's really nice to see what a supportive community we have here - it reminds me why I love this great country.
     
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  6. Foxhound

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    Thanks very much guys, sorry I'm so bad at replies. I will look at the IBM book GF, thankyou.

    TBM, I raise you the 50 Book challenge. LM too. I am going to incoroporate a few of the books from that list Petepan pointed me too, it looks great, but far too full on. Checkstar, it'd be great if you joined in on this 50 book challenge. I have a few I want to read so far before that list, The Hobbit, Communist Manifesto, Mein Kampf, The Hyborian Chronicles,The Fault in our Stars, Ravenclaw.

    PoP. Heres me with my snuff suede herrings and Epaulet French Blue Chinos.
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  7. TheWraith

    TheWraith Well-Known Member

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    ^ Greatest country in the world, Ari :D
     
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  8. thebrownman

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    JM, are they C&J Belgraves in suede?
     
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    TBM, that's right - the first and third photos are C&J Belgraves in "polo" suede.
     
  10. Prince of Paisley

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    Thanks for the replies gents. I guess I see them as similar to tan brogues, debys etc. in terms of what they go with. Denim certainly, but then most shades of shoe will go with denim.

    I also realise that they stand out, and so I think you need to pick up the colour somewhere else in your ensemble to try and avoid everyone looking only at your feet. E.g. rust coloured tie, or in the tones of a sportscoat etc.

    I like the pairing with navy cords, also with khakis, or even white chinos in summer.
     
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    Prince of Paisley Well-Known Member

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    The middle pair are Sutors no? I'm probably going to get something that is a shade between those two pairs of yours.
     
  12. The Ernesto

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    Ditch Mein Kampf and read A Confederacy of Dunces instead.
     
  13. Journeyman

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    Yes, that's right - single monks by Sutor Mantellassi.
     
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    Also add Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut. Simply classic. The best book I have ever read. Very short book can be finished in 1 sitting. Easy to read and bloody funny.

    Critique/Satire on politics, religion and being human beings. Should work well as a sort of foil for the other books on your list.
     
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  16. thebrownman

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    Short books, one sitting - The Loved One (Evelyn Waugh), and The Picture of Dorian Gray (Oscar Wilde).
     
  17. Geoffrey Firmin

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    Foxy
    Do not waste your time with Mein Kampf it's not even interesting from a historical/social perspective, it's badly written shit.

    Your better off reading the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius
     
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  18. The Ernesto

    The Ernesto Well-Known Member

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    “The best revenge is to be unlike him who performed the injury.”
     
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    The most rewarding stuff is almost always repetitious and boring on a superficial level, just like drills and practice. This is not a reading list to amuse yourself or to conflate egos or for diversity, it is aimed at building better thinking minds.
     
  20. The Ernesto

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    All you need in life is the company of a good book and the occasional interesting woman to read.
     
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