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3 pairs of shoes

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by spicolli1976, Aug 21, 2011.

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  1. spicolli1976

    spicolli1976 Active Member

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    If you were to only have 3 pairs of shoes:

    A) Which kind?
    B) Color?
     
  2. Cary Grant

    Cary Grant Senior member

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    Personally I'd have:

    A captoe
    A suede
    A double monk

    All brown.
     
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  3. Macallan

    Macallan Senior member

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    Black captoe
    Black patent leather plain-toe oxford
    Dark brown single monk
     
  4. Yachting Man

    Yachting Man Senior member

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    Black Cap Toe
    Black Wingtip
    Burgundy Loafer with Horsebit detailing
     
  5. JubeiSpiegel

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    Black captoe
    Walnut half brogue
    Merlot wingtip
    Brown plain toe
    Navy double monk

    Because 5 is better...
     
  6. poorsod

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    Black oxford
    Brown captoe double monk
    Brown suede chukka
     
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  7. Stavros

    Stavros Senior member

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    It obviously depends on age, job, lifestyle, so the question makes little sense in the way it was posed.

    For a man in his mid 30s, with an average office job and a regular life:

    Black oxford
    Brown blucher (preferably with broguing)
    Suede chukka boot

    and a pair of sneakers.

    "Double monks"??? Seriously?
     
  8. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Two pairs of flip flops and a pair of adidas shell tops. It would mean I have retired on an island somewhere.
     
  9. forseti6

    forseti6 Senior member

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    Black captoe oxfords
    Black loafers
    Brown chukkas or chelseas.
     
  10. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    oxfords or derbies?
     
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    fritzl Senior member

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    plain derby - black
    derby half brogue - brown, burgundy

    alternatively a wingtip in either brown or burgundy
     
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  12. Blackhood

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    Black wholecut
    Mid-tan brouge boot
    Brown double monk
     
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    NOBD Senior member

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    1 Brown suede oxford captoe
    2 Brown suede chukka
    3 Brown suede single monk
     
  14. JLibourel

    JLibourel Senior member

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    What the hell is a "faux brogue"? I have never heard that term before in 7+ years of hanging out in the fora.

    I would agree that the answer would be very situational. Having to live with a mere three pairs of shoes for all purposes would be a most miserable fate.
     
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    jonnyt Senior member

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    Black captoe oxford
    Brown full brogue oxford
    Burgundy half brogue oxford
     
  16. Joem

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    my first post! I've been lurking for a while.

    1. black captoes
    2. black wingtips
    3. brown wholecuts
     
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  17. Cary Grant

    Cary Grant Senior member

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    I was thinking Oxford like my Cleverleys but changed my mind and edited to Suede anything... maybe a 3-eyelet derby.
     
  18. scurvyfreedman

    scurvyfreedman Senior member

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    Black quarter brogue oxfords (punched cap toe)
    Brown semi brogue oxfords (adelaides)
    Burgundy wholecut oxfords
     
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  19. poorsod

    poorsod Senior member

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    I think he means a "blind brogue".
    Manton's version.

    [​IMG]
     
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  20. Cary Grant

    Cary Grant Senior member

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    ^^Correct- or sometimes called "imitation brogued"
     

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