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HOF: What Are You Wearing Right Now - Part III

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mr.K, Mar 25, 2011.

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  1. DerekS

    DerekS Well-Known Member

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    and navy blazers.
     
  2. Monkeyface

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    Not sure whether a linen tie is CBD, but the weather called for it. Btw, IanGP, glad you're back, you used to be my favorite poster!
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    Definitely CBD. Depends on the styling. I'm wearing one right now. Love them. Teh Vanda is where it's at.
     
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    Loafers are awesome. They're just to bring a more casual vibe. That said, I have too many and need some chukka in my life.

    If I'm going out with a few folks, having a few drinks and relaxing, I don't want shoes. The irritation of tying then untying shoes every time I go in/out of my house or someones house is silenced by a good pair of loafers. Or four, in my case. (Did I say I have too many?) Weekends are damn near strictly loafers for me. Weekdays are lace-ups.
     
  5. DerekS

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    gospel. love vandas ish.
     
  6. Monkeyface

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    Norwegian split toes are terrible. Not aesthetically pleasing at all, way too bulky. I'd wear crocs before I'd wear those. Loafers are great for casual summer fits, but I'm sure you'd be wearing black oxfords while having a picnic in the park.

    A vanda tie is on the to buy list. I love their shantungs!
     
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    Like I said. Lazy. Also, chukkas are next on my list of ugly, purposeless footwear.
     
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    Mimo,

    Thank you so much for your advice and suggestions. I will look into some of the things you mentioned. I feel very strange dropping $300+ on a pair of shoes for myself. Monks, chukkas and dress suedes are all on my radar. I'm looking at Meermin right now, but even $200 feels crazy. I'm so cheap sometimes.
     
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    I guess you can call it that. I'll stick to calling your captoes larvae and we can call it even.
     
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    tooday

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    Nothing wrong with captoes, they have their place, but so do loafers. They're at opposites ends of the spectrum. Just because you like a certain style of shoes doesn't mean that all other shoes are ugly (except for split toes!) [​IMG]
     
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    Captoes are lovely. His uncastrated ones are not.

    http://s6.photobucket.com/user/achi...9-42233-00001CD446A136B1_zpsf0728682.jpg.html

    But pB is way too high up to ever be told those are ugly.
     
  13. RDiaz

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    I used to hate loafers, but I've recently started to appreciate them, specially for summer. On a nice last, unlined suede tassel loafers look great with a pair of linen trousers.

    BTW, one of the great things about Vox (he is missed) is that he appreciated pretty much every style of every item of clothing, provided it's not fugly and it's worn in the right moment at the right place. This forum needs more of that.
     
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    Word.

    This. If you live in a culture where shoes are removed often throughout the day, it really does make a difference. However, loafers are not the only option. I'd like more, but for business dress I am dreaming of a "lazyman" (yeah, yeah PB). But there is room for common ground: a single monk with a hidden elastic under the strap is my win-win.

    You're welcome. Actually I'd leave Meermin, personally: I like what they do and they're certainly cheap, but their service and quality control seems to be in complete disarray. In the same price bracket, frankly, you can find a pretty wide selection of both Indian-made and English-made shoes, in classic styles and of decent quality. Try Herring or Pediwear, both of whom have sales/offers on right now, and are great with customers. I like my $150 Indian Loake suede brogues as much as others twice the price. TTO seems to swear by them. Pediwear are doing a special Loake offer. And at sale time, I've had some great deals from Herring before on various English shoes. It's luck of the draw as to what's on sale in your size so get measured up; both of those do wider or narrower fittings and you can search by size and width easily on their sites..
     
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    ^^my meermins blow away my loakes...not even a question. I like my loakes...but they feel pretty cheap. the Meermins really surprised me. No question would i go for them over loake.

    just my 2 centavos though. ;)
     
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    Wow, why is the vamp so long of Pb's shoes? And why are they so incredibly wrinkled? Bad maintenance?
     
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    No, it's good wear on the wrinkles. But it's the god awful short captoe that gives it some kind of larvae-penis mix look.

    If those shoes are pBs taste, I'm quite alright to ignoring any 'suggestions or critiques' he makes. Although he doesn't really make any, he just says everything sucks except what he has.
     
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    Nice. What models?
     
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    I don't know why you say that. I demonstrate often how I like things I don't wear myself. I don't own suede bucks, Norwegian split toes, or wingtip derbies, which I suggested above.
     
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