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Another Before and After Shoe Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by maxnharry, Apr 15, 2006.

  1. maxnharry

    maxnharry Senior member

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    Like others who posted before me, SF (and AAAC) has made a lasting change to my closet. Before I had a pretty typical selection of casual shoes:
    (From L to R)

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    1. Bean Blucher
    2. Corfam military dress shoe
    3. Brown psuedo dress shoe
    4. Bean hunting boot

    Since learning from all of you, my shoe wardrobe now includes:

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    1. Grenson captoe (from Bennies)
    2. Grenson loafer (from Bennies)
    3. Grenson brogue (from Bennies)
    4. Sargent chelsea boot (from eBay)
    5. EG Dover (from eBay)
    6. CJ/Polo double monk (from eBay)
    7. CT suede lace up
    8. CT calf brown captoe
    9. Bass weejun

    I purchased the first of these shoes in April of last year so my shoe wardrobe reshaping took about a year and not a single shoe was purchased at retail.
     


  2. StevenRocks

    StevenRocks Senior member

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    I love the new choices, but I also think you should keep the Bean bluchers and Bean boots in the rotation. They're classics. You could clean them up a bit, though.
     


  3. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Senior member

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    Did you darken the C&J Polo double monk at all, or did it come like that?
     


  4. maxnharry

    maxnharry Senior member

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    I love the new choices, but I also think you should keep the Bean bluchers and Bean boots in the rotation. They're classics. You could clean them up a bit, though.

    I still have them and do need to clean them up. They are staying!
     


  5. maxnharry

    maxnharry Senior member

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    Did you darken the C&J Polo double monk at all, or did it come like that?

    They came like that but are the lightest shoes in my collection. Not very dark at all. I have purposely avoided putting colored polish on them.
     


  6. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Senior member

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    Cool, they look very nice, I think.
     


  7. tiger02

    tiger02 Militarist

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    Maxnharry, one of the first things I did to upgrade my shoe wardrobe was replace those Corfams with a PS Grenson jodhpur. Egads, those things need to go.

    Tom
     


  8. maxnharry

    maxnharry Senior member

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    Maxnharry, one of the first things I did to upgrade my shoe wardrobe was replace those Corfams with a PS Grenson jodhpur. Egads, those things need to go.

    Tom


    That's actually a great idea! Thanks
     


  9. Nantucket Red

    Nantucket Red "Mr. Fashionista"

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  10. tiger02

    tiger02 Militarist

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    That's actually a great idea! Thanks
    That's what we're here for. [​IMG] Now that I see your pics again, you could go with those Chelseas, I'd say.
     


  11. maxnharry

    maxnharry Senior member

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    Maxnharry, one of the first things I did to upgrade my shoe wardrobe was replace those Corfams with a PS Grenson jodhpur. Egads, those things need to go.

    Tom



    Took your advice and picked these up to go along with my uniforms[​IMG]
     


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    Jovan Banned for Good

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    How good a value is the CT calf brown shoe at half off?
     


  13. maxnharry

    maxnharry Senior member

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    I think they're an ok value at 1/2 off. Good construction, but I would keep my eyes out for a pair of Grensons or Polo C&Js for a little bit more.
     


  14. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    great it is nice to see the impovment i think we all have this to thank the fora's for! great shoes![​IMG]
     


  15. rnoldh

    rnoldh Senior member

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    Quite a makeover. Enjoy them all!

    Are those shell Corfam or corrected grain Corfam?

    Just kidding, of course, does anyone remember when Corfam was popular. Wasn't it a wonder shoe material by Dupont?

    Before you laugh. We've seen some Brioni stuff from the late 1950's and 1960's done in Wool/Polyester, back when Polyester was a wonder material. Does anyone know of JL or EG using Corfam when it was popular?
     


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