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square toed shoes

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by pdxguy, Nov 12, 2012.

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  1. pdxguy

    pdxguy Member

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    Why are some night club owners discouraging square toed shoes?
     
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    Wait, you are not being let into clubs because you are wearing square toe shoes? Or is this something club owners are telling you? Where is this happening? Why haven't I heard abut it. No wonder I cant get into clubs!
     
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    could it be the club is owned by forum members?
     
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    I personally haven't had any problems, but I have heard a few stories in LA, SF, and NY....and then just saw it written in GQ magazine's special edition of the Style Guy. Glenn O'Brien asks DJ and Restauranteur Paul Sevigny how to "make the velvet rope disappear". Among his answers is.."Then there's one rule that goes without saying: No square-toe shoes".
    Clearly, I am missing something.....
     
  5. pdxguy

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    Sorry- I don't understand the implication.....
     
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    This one is making me feel dumb. Are razor blades being concealed in the toes?
     
  7. pdxguy

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    I don't know anyone that has ever come accross a person that has razor blades conceled in their toebox...but who knows...maybe in Moscow...
    I am refering to mid to high end clubs when I mention getting turned away for wearing square-toed shoes.
     
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    Getting into clubs is all about fashion - I've seen people turned away from some clubs because they look too formal, and people turned away from other clubs because they look too informal.

    Nightclubs typically try to attract a particular type of person - some aim for well-dressed, business-style clients, others for more casual, "indie" clients and so on.

    I'd assume that some nightclub owners have decided that square-toed shoes are not fashionable anymore or that they are on the way out and, as a consequence, have decided that people wearing those square-toed, Kenneth Cole monstrosities will not be permitted entry to their establishments.

    As someone who loathes square-toed shoes with a passion, I heartily endorse this policy of discrimination against people wearing square-toed shoes.
     
  9. pdxguy

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    Thanks, Journeyman, for your honest feedback. I personally don't have the same loathing of square-toed shoes. Why are they so offensive to you? Just curious....
     
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    Square toed footwear originated from satanic cults as a symbol of devil hooves.
     
  11. Purpletiesto

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    You clearly haven't watched From Russia with Love
     
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    I agree. Round toe shoe wearers unite :nodding:
     
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    Square-toed shoes are generally indicative of cheaper (read: crappy) construction in leather shoes.

    But for some reason, designers decided they looked nice and started incorporating them into their designs.
     
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    I wonder if square last/chisel toe wearers will be collateral damage when the doorman can't tell the difference.
     
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    Maybe next time I go to a club I should just be safe...

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    I'm not sure "nice" figured in as much as the designers recognizing there was a demographic that would pay to stand out (for better or worse). It's the same reason Robert Graham shirts exist.
     
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    Hey pdxguy, I live in Portland, too! Square-toed shoes are really awful, though. Chisel is fine, but not my style; I like something rounder.
     
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    So, clearly there is a strong anti-square-toe view. When I heard about the club doorman not allowing square-toed shoes in, I wasn't wondering why outdated, horrible 1990's "Kenneth Cole monstrosities" should be included. Therefore, I asume we are all talking about the fact that many of the contributors to this thread hate square-toed anythings, right? Regardless of who makes them? John Lobbs? Prada?

    Can someone lay down the parameters of what is assumed to be a "square-toed" shoe?...and when did all this fervor kick in? Was it when Cole introduced a bunch of lowgrade pricepoint super square-toed shoes into the scene in the 90's that slayed it for everyone?
     
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    So, clearly there is a strong anti-square-toe view. When I heard about the club doorman not allowing square-toed shoes in, I wasn't wondering why outdated, horrible 1990's "Kenneth Cole monstrosities" should be included. Therefore, I asume we are all talking about the fact that many of the contributors to this thread hate square-toed anythings, right? Regardless of who makes them? John Lobbs? Prada?

    Can someone lay down the parameters of what is assumed to be a "square-toed" shoe?...and when did all this fervor kick in? Was it when Cole introduced a bunch of lowgrade pricepoint super square-toed shoes into the scene in the 90's that slayed it for everyone?
     
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    Interesting. Where can I read more about this?
     

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