Acceptable Shoes - yes or no

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dman34, Apr 23, 2014.

  1. dman34

    dman34 Active Member

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    Bought these a few years ago before knowing any better and in the process of re-vamping my wardrobe.

    I've read a lot of "square toe" hate since joining this forum but they're very comfortable so I figured I'd let the majority rule.[​IMG]


    Do these stay or go?
     
  2. Andrew Ryan

    Andrew Ryan Senior member

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    I vote go. They're also a cap-toe (more formal) derby/blucher (less formal), which is a little incongruent. But it is indeed the squareness of the toe that kills it. That said, there are far, far worse square toes out there.
     
  3. dman34

    dman34 Active Member

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    Appreciate your opinion.....thanks! 1 vote go :satisfied:

    I should probably mention that if I kept these I would only be wearing them with less formal attire - nice fitting jeans, maybe out to a club with cotton pants and a dress shirt. Definitely not with a suit. Maybe that will affect how people vote.
     
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    comrade Senior member

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  5. Andrew Ryan

    Andrew Ryan Senior member

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    ^ That at least has some punch-cap action going on and is in a more informal color. Just my opinion, but I think plain (no brouging) cap-toes should be reserved for oxfords/balmorals, and derbys much benefit from a plain toe or, if not, the presence of brouging.
     
  6. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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    Burn them
     
  7. mbishop

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    Donate them to your local thrift store. Or keep them to wear for household chores. Just never wear them in public.
     
  8. MisterFu

    MisterFu Senior member

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    Those are truly awful looking shoes. They manage to get everything wrong: derby shoe with a blunt square cap toe in poop brown. If I had set out to design an uglier, more specious shoe, I couldn't have topped this.

    As GBR said, you should burn them, possibly shredding them first.
     
  9. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Senior member

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    Do not keep. Donate them.
     
  10. Mills

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    I agree
     
  11. Yowzer

    Yowzer Senior member

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    Toes are unfortunately too 'square' IMHO. But of course it's this shape which makes it very comfortable. Perhaps keep them for other uses else donate.
     
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    Ok, so I have my university farewell tomorrow.
    And I plan to wear a black suit (something like this)
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    with a slate grey shirt.
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    Just to stand out a bit I was thinking of wearing this with black leather moccasins ( something like this).
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    Yes or No ?
     
  13. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Senior member

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    The last isn't too great, but they're not the worst shoes I've ever seen on here.
     
  14. Fred G. Unn

    Fred G. Unn Senior member

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    Welcome to SF! Unless you are joking, you really need to lurk around a bit if you think any of those are SF-approved. There are lots of threads with useful information for beginners including this one by Vox:
    http://web.archive.org/web/20120711...oughts-on-coherent-combinations-for-beginners

    Obviously no to all.
     
  15. size 38R

    size 38R Senior member

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    Regulars will know i dread saying this.............. - Ebay them. Then thrift a pair of more universally (in SF) accepted shoes. for your gained cash.

    Plus, they are awful. (sorry) and i apparently have a more generous idea of what looks good, so,........they must go.
     
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