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Anybody not particularly like black shoes

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Quadcammer, May 5, 2011.

  1. DerekS

    DerekS Guyliner

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    I started out with the thought that brown just wasnt dressy enough....so most of mine are black.....PLENTY of black. But now im really enjoying brown...and theres so many shoes I remember passing on because they were brown...and im kicking myself for it.
     


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    landshark Senior member

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    lasbar Senior member

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    I hate blacks

    Do you work as a doorman for Charvet by any chance?
     


  4. Icehawk

    Icehawk Senior member

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    Do you work as a doorman for Charvet by any chance?
     


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    pgd3 Senior member

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    I don't much like black shoes either.

    Black captoe... and then various shades of brown, but I don't much care for tans or light browns. Much prefer dark and reddish hues.
     


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    bjornb17 Senior member

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    Only black shoes for me!
     


  7. westinghouse

    westinghouse Senior member

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    I always buy the same pair in black and brown.
     


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    westinghouse Senior member

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    I hate blacks

    So does the RRShop...
     


  9. kellgy

    kellgy Senior member

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    I hate blacks

    I like all the colors put together!
     


  10. pvrhye

    pvrhye Senior member

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    Do not get this at all. There is no more classic combination.

    I understand him. It doesn't sit well with me either. It's one of the few accepted cases of close-but-not-quite matching in common rotation.
     


  11. LanceW

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    I recently gave away my AE collection which gave me the opportunity to plan out my rotation from scratch. The first shoe I purchased was an EG Chelsea in black and have since only purchased or ordered brown, burgundy, blue and green. Of the following 25 shoes planned out, only 1 other will be black -- JL 2009.

    With that said, I am never required to be in CBD.
     


  12. GoldenTribe

    GoldenTribe Senior member

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    I dislike brown shoes. What now? *except Lobb museum calf
     


  13. Prince of Paisley

    Prince of Paisley Senior member

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    Blue suit with black shoes can have a bit of an airforce uniform vibe... I think it looks good, though on other days I pair a blue suit with brown shoes of various shades.

    Also have to disagree with a previous poster about cheap black shoes looking good - cheap black shoes (and even corrected grain on well-known brands) usually looks indistinguishable from plastic. I think good black really showcases quality (or the lack of it) because it is apparently so hard to give depth and patina to black leather.
     


  14. pvrhye

    pvrhye Senior member

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    Blue suit with black shoes can have a bit of an airforce uniform vibe... I think it looks good, though on other days I pair a blue suit with brown shoes of various shades.

    Also have to disagree with a previous poster about cheap black shoes looking good - cheap black shoes (and even corrected grain on well-known brands) usually looks indistinguishable from plastic. I think good black really showcases quality (or the lack of it) because it is apparently so hard to give depth and patina to black leather.


    Cheap black shoes look a million times better than cheap brown.
     


  15. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    i would not want all my shoes in black, nor would in other tones too - but i love the simple elegance of a spit shined black shoe, just as must and the casual refinment of of a well patinaed brown shoe
     


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