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It's crappy out--what shoes?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by jester, Mar 1, 2005.

  1. jester

    jester Well-Known Member

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    In New York now, there's already a few inches of slushy snow on the ground, with more expected. Today I'm wearing a tweed suit and hiking boots. If I had a meeting or an event, I'd probably be wearing a slightly older pair of wingtips that I don't mind getting wet.

    What about you?
     
  2. dah328

    dah328 Well-Known Member

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    I spent about 4 hours polishing several pairs of shoes this past weekend. I'm in no mood to do that again this weekend, so I'm carrying my shoes until all the sludge melts.

    dan
     
  3. NewYorkBuck

    NewYorkBuck Well-Known Member

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    I wear either a pair of Grensons w rubber bottoms, or a pair of my old Johnson & Murphys. In either case, during the winter months a keep a pair of AE or C&J in my office to change into when I get here, although the Grensons still look pretty good, even w rubber bottoms......
     
  4. AlanC

    AlanC Well-Known Member

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    It's been rain, rain, rain here lately. I generally pull out my rubber soled Aldens when that's the case. I have dirt/mud, grass and gravel to walk on generally so I just refuse to take my nicer leather soled shoes on that in the rain. In fact, I've about decided to get a pair of brown rubber soled shoes for rain that I could also wear casually. I don't have the luxury of carpet lined halls, or even pavement a lot of times.
     
  5. Bradford

    Bradford Well-Known Member

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    I live in Arizona - so I voted for the Southern California option because it applies here just as well.

    However, I will be in D.C. on Thursday, so I'll be wearing my Rockport Dressports because they are weatherproof and very comfortable for all the walking I'll be doing. The Allen-Edmonds that I just picked up will have to wait for another trip.

    Bradford
     
  6. bch

    bch Well-Known Member

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    Florida, not CA. Rarely rains all day. Even then, we have sidewalks with no snow, so a little rain never hurts much.
     
  7. chorse123

    chorse123 Well-Known Member

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    Galoshes all the way. Century 21 has some on sale. Very useful.
     
  8. tattersall

    tattersall Well-Known Member

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    I live on the west coast of Canada. Hardly ever get any snow but there is plenty of rain. I always reach for my older pairs of Allen Edmonds.
     
  9. riahvi

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    I'm one of a diminishing few, in the men under 50 category, who wears rubbers.Specifically, Tingley Storm Rubbers. Unless it's casual Friday when I wear Tingey Moccasin Rubbers
    over Alden Cape Cod Venetian Loafers. It looks like I'm simply wearing
    a rubber pair of Venetian loafers.

    Riahvi
     
  10. android

    android Member

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    I usually wear AE single thick soles. But for nasty weather I have a pair of double thick soled shoes I picked up on eBay for cheap. They still look good, but I can do some puddle jumping without worry. The thicker sole also seems to hold out the cold better.
     
  11. Lord Foppington

    Lord Foppington Active Member

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    My Lacrosse front-zip overshoes are in the mail. No more rubber soles for me.
     
  12. AlanC

    AlanC Well-Known Member

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    I'm convinced. I ordered a pair of the 'Storm' model this morning. For those interested, you can find some selected sizes on ebay. Tingley itself offers them at the best price I found online, about $21 shipped. Zappos will ship 'free', but charges $30 for them. Tingley dress overshoes
     
  13. riahvi

    riahvi Member

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    I think you'll be pleased with the Storm Rubber. Now you can wear the shoes you want regardless of the weather. If you like them
    shinier use a little Amour All tire protector on them.

    I've been wearing this style for close to 50 years except when I was way too cool in college. I recently watched some old home movies and my brothers and I were headed off to the first day of school clad in our Tingley Storm rubbers, which were brown, and those hotter than heck yellow slickers with the helmet style hat.
     
  14. tgfny

    tgfny Well-Known Member

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    Either a pair of C&J field boots that look good with cords or tweeds, or I break out the Hummer of boots, the Le Chameau leather lined.
     
  15. Bic Pentameter

    Bic Pentameter Well-Known Member

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  16. Cary

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    Some things about dressing, you learn at a young age. So when sloppy weather brings salt, slush and even heavy rain to NYC, I wear my galoshes, overshoes, rubbers or whatever you call them. I keep one pair at the office, one at home.

    Don't think there is a lot of choice in these, so I've been wearing the Tingley ones, the storm model since as long as I can remember.
    Found them a bit difficult to track down when I needed to replace
    my last pair, but the web provided multiple vendors. (Mine actually
    came from Walgreens)

    I also found a pair of "vintage" B.F Goodrich
    pair that look like brown dressy wingtips when cleaning out an
    uncle's home upstate. I'm afraid they'll rip so wear them sparingly.
     
  17. WJTW

    WJTW Well-Known Member

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    When I know it is going to rain, I would wear the old rubber-soled shoes (worn by the personnel of the Singapore Armed Forces.), but only after it has seen a lot of usage, wear and tear.

    Unfortunately, most of the time the rain descends without me knowing it would rain, so, I end up (sometimes) wearing better shoes, and some with really slippery leather soles, although, fortunately, I did not experience the embarrassing situation of slipping.

    WJTW
     
  18. Horace

    Horace Well-Known Member

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    Tingley or slip-on version of the LL Bean Maine Shoe. If the latter, than a pair suitable shoes are at my destination.

    I have a pair too of old Timberland rubber soled waterproof wingtips.
     
  19. AlanC

    AlanC Well-Known Member

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    My Tingleys arrived today. They seem nice. I look forward to trying them out. The box was prominently marked in several places as being from "Tingley Rubber Corporation." I'm not sure what the delivery man thought... [​IMG]
     
  20. Ambulance Chaser

    Ambulance Chaser Well-Known Member

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    It's raining in DC today, and I'm wearing my Tingleys.  Best $25 I ever spent.
     

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