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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

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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

    JubeiSpiegel Distinguished Member

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

    Because 5 is better...
     


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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.
     


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    Black captoe oxfords
    Black loafers
    Brown chukkas or chelseas.
     


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    fritzl Stylish Dinosaur

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    oxfords or derbies?
     


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    fritzl Stylish Dinosaur

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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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    1 Brown suede oxford captoe
    2 Brown suede chukka
    3 Brown suede single monk
     


  14. JLibourel

    JLibourel Distinguished 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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    Black captoe oxford
    Brown full brogue oxford
    Burgundy half brogue oxford
     


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