Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by dsmith2013, Jan 11, 2012.
Definitely Herman Munster approved
Welcome to the forum dude, you will develop a good eye for shoes by hanging around here for a while.
And Uggs... and herpes...
but if pointy toe shoes are so obviously better than square toes then why don't more people wear them?
Talk to people that wear them--most of them don't care. They go down to their local shoe store and buy whatever crap is on sale below $39.99.
"Pointy toe" shoes (like winkle-pickers) are just as bad as square-toes shoes. On the continuum between 'pointy' at one end and 'square' at the other you should be choosing shoes in the middle, which are elegantly rounded (not pointy) or slightly chisel-toed. As with everything (lapel width, etc), moderation is the key; choosing a middle-ground between the two extremes.
not at all.
How about explaining wtf you're on about?
how abot not writing such a bull shit in the first place, wtf?
look, listen and learn. it's all over this place, period
wing·tip also wing tip (wngtp) n.
1. a. An often perforated shoe part that covers the toe and extends backward along the sides of the shoe from a point at the center.
b. A style of shoe having such a tip. - thefreedictionary.com
2. a toecap, often with a perforated pattern, having a point at the center and a piece at each side extending back along the top and sides.
3. a style of shoe with such a toe. - dictionary.com
"Full brogues (also known as wingtips) are characterized by a pointed toe cap with extensions (wings) that run along both sides of the toe, terminating near the ball of the foot. Viewed from the top, this toe cap style is "W" shaped and looks similar to a bird with extended wings, explaining the style name "wingtips" that is commonly used in the United States." - Wikipedia
It seems that every single source on the internet agrees with exactly what I said, along with every single thread or post I've read on this forum since joining almost 4 years ago. I have never seen anyone ever say that the name wing-tip refers to anything other than the shape of the toe-cap, so I would really love for you to be able to link to any kind of reputable source to back up your statement to the contrary.
Jeeez. We are all still talking about shoes, right?
Sanguis Mortuum is correct on the matter of wingtips. I hereby declare him the winner.
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