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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Master-Classter, Sep 28, 2008.

  1. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    Soooo many choices. In short, yes those both would be fine. There are also a lot of different options available.
     
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  2. 12345Michael54321

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    A nice pair of penny loafers would be my suggestion, yup.

    'Course, lots of people just have a hate on for penny loafers. But assuming you don't - and since you mention them as a possibility, I'm guessing you're pretty much okay with them - that'd definitely be one solid way to go.

    I don't hate suede, but suede shoes, generally speaking, tend to be less versatile (in various ways) than leather shoes.

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  3. Slh

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    yes i think the penny loafer would be a nice option. I was thinking about medium/dark brown.
    Also better with leather soles than rubber soles, correct?
     
  4. Caustic Man

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    Leather soles are usually replaceable. The advantage is that you can choose to get them resoled when they wear out and, theoretically, they last longer. Some manufacturers will also give you the option of having rubber sewn to the leather soles for more tractions and protection.
     
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  5. Isolation

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    Go with chukkas imo.
     
  6. mosy

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    are there shoe trees that are better for low profile shoes (see this an example:
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    I find that the allen edmonds trees are too full and end up changing the shape of the profile. any ideas?
     
  7. 12345Michael54321

    12345Michael54321 Senior member

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    Also, since he's talking about penny loafers, it's worth keeping in mind that penny loafers are somewhat informal shoes to begin with. And rubber soles - as opposed to leather - tend to reduce formality even more. Which could, perhaps, leave them a little too informal for the aforementioned jacket and tie and smart trousers.

    Plus, penny loafers have leather soles. I mean, rubber soled penny loafers? That's like a tuxedo with suede patches one the elbows. (And nobody be a smart buttocks and offer up a picture of some pop culture icon wearing a tuxedo with suede patches on the elbows.)
     
  8. 12345Michael54321

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    You fit a human foot into those shoes? :)

    (Then again, I wear size 13EE shoes. Sleek and low profile only when compared to Sasquatch's footwear.)
     
  9. Caustic Man

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    A reduction in formality is not the concern. Plenty of cheap oxfords come with rubber soles. The concern is durability. Rubber soles are usually glued on rather than welted, they leave scuff marks, and they look back IMO. Rubber panels sewn on to leather soles are a different matter entirely. They are for purposes of protection and traction only.
     
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    Penny loafers are just so "standard" IMO. To me, they are for college kids.
    If you are a college kid, then it will work.
     
  11. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    You suck! lol Love my loafers.
     
  12. mosy

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    lol!
    but seriously, there have to be shoe trees that are lower profile than standard, no?
     
  13. ter1413

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    You a sophomore or junior?
    :eh:
     
  14. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    Booooo!
     
  15. BrooksLauren77

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    I'm in Canada, but I haven't many if any college students wearing penny loafers.

    I think a chukka boot in suede or brown would fit all of Slh's criteria
     
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  16. Caustic Man

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    I'm kind of a DIY guy, not sure if you are or not, but my first thought is that you can sand down your shoe trees to make them fit. Seems like it would be an easy proposition.
     
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    I'm not saying that penny loafers are bad. I'm just saying that they are SO standard with chinos and a casual shirt. That is the "basic/standard" uniform worn Worldwide. The OP could do much better. If a loafer is just 1 option in his closet, ok. But it should not beTHE option IMO.
     
  18. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    What's wrong with standard?
     
  19. mosy

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    im not really a DIY guy - wish i was. if i have no choice maybe i'll take your idea. but I definitely would prefer to buy a lower profile tree to begin with. are the woodlore or the hanger project trees lower profile than the allen edmonds universal tree?
     
  20. Caustic Man

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    I have some Hanger Project Epic Shoe Trees and they are higher profile if anything. Don't know about the others.
     

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