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Need a suggestion for Brown Shoes

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by craig, Nov 1, 2004.

  1. drizzt3117

    drizzt3117 Well-Known Member

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    craig:

    The last time I talked to Chris at Bennies, he said he had some 10.5-11 narrow captoes in stock still (in black at least, maybe he has them in brown also)
     
  2. Brian SD

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    If you're referring to the Loakes that I posted, the prices on the price page at Plal are not in USD. Divide it by 3.80 to get the USD prices... Loakes should be around $160 - 250.
     
  3. johnnynorman3

    johnnynorman3 Well-Known Member

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    Several stunning pair of Mantellassi on Yoox for $300-ish. More sizes than they usually have. A great whole cut and a great cap toe, especially. BEAUTIFUL.
     
  4. LA Guy

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    Yes, the Mantelessi's are terrific. I am not a big fan of captoes, however. I recommend a plain toe - they seem just so much more elegant to me.
     
  5. JLibourel

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    Since I am sort of an Allen-Edmonds buff, I thought I toss in my 2-cents worth. A-E only has a couple of dark brown dress lace-ups--the Byron and the Seneca. The Byron is A-E's second most dressy lace-up after the Park Avenue. I would only wear it with a sport coat and tie at the most casual, preferably with a suit. The Seneca is, I think, at its best on men with short, broad feet--it has a very elongating effect that made it look sort of clownish on my size 13D feet. In the lighter brown Antibes calf there are more options--the Park Avenue (very dressy), the Cortland (kind of boring), the Hillcrest (nice if you like the bicycle toe, which I do not), the Hancock and the Harrison. The latter three would probably be the most versatile--conservative enough for most business situations, yet they would not be out of place with more casual attire. I have the Hancock, may pick up the Harrison and/or the Cortland one of these days.
     
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    And my point is that the conservatives need a little shaking up. Especially today.

    Nevertheless, I do see the logic in bowing to conformity for the sake of survival in the office space. If you can survive a cubical, you can stomach a pair of American-made, basic brown shoes with no character or sex appeal. Just, please, get them away from me after hours.
     
  8. scnupe7

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    (craig @ 01 Nov. 2004, 08:34) Those are beautiful shoes, but I think they are a bit out of my price range. Â I wish they were in it.
    If you're referring to the Loakes that I posted, the prices on the price page at Plal are not in USD. Divide it by 3.80 to get the USD prices... Loakes should be around $160 - 250.
    Those Loakes look pretty nice. Does anyone have an opinion of these? Anyone ever owned a pair?
     
  9. Alias

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    If you're going to be plunking down that hefty amount of change for a pair of shoes, you'll want to be able to wear them in most environments and on most occasions. This rules out any of the "fashionable" items you might see out there. Stick with "conservative," whatever the hell that means: It'll last you a lot longer.

    Of course, I don't have the tits to back this up, but don't say I didn't tell you.
     
  10. LA Guy

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    I say go with something that looks nice *and* are office appropriate. I recommend a pair of chisel toed waxed leather lace ups by Costume National. Seriously. Look on Yoox. They will be okay for the office (the shapes are not extreme - and will not draw looks except from those who know), and they won't make you look like a complete knob at a club or worn with jeans.
     
  11. Nonk

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    I know the forum are not big Church's fans, but have you considered them? I know where you can get a pair of custom grades for between £100 and £150, a real steal at that price.

    I got some Diplomats, and my favourites, the Chetwynd, a beautiful shoe.
     
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    Craig, come in and see me at the Town Center store, we will find the right style that will go for your needs, and Alexis does have some good fashion sense, but for biz styling.....mmmmm
     
  14. craig

    craig Active Member

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    I actually went into the store on Piedmont and purchased a pair of Gensons. Cap toe in size 11 B. I have never worn a 11 B but they are the most comfortable shoe I have ever put on. Do you have a different stock up at town center?
     

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