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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by earthdragon, Nov 18, 2008.

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  1. lachyzee

    lachyzee Senior member

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    No doubt, but which would you choose :D

    I'm leaning toward the bottom one, given that i intend to wear it to work on occasion and don't want it to be too distinguishable from suit trousers. I guess for weekends only, i'd go for the top one.
     
  2. Dusty Brogues

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    On that note, the bottom ones for sure for greater work versatility and a little weeekend play.

    However as FXH mentioned earlier in the thread about buying shoes to suit every occasion, perhaps buy both pairs of chino [​IMG]
     
  3. wishiwasricher

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    By the first ones and stand out from the pack.
     
  4. The Ernesto

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    Is the second one navy? If so, I'd go with that. Wearing navy BB chinos today actually.
     
  5. Romp

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    I dont think its unique to japanese - alot of Asian gents prefer shoes without lace to slip on and off - I think it might be due to the custom of taking shoes off indoors etc and then wearing slippers. Laces are inefficient
     
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    But what is Australia's excuse? Seems like every 2nd person in my building is wearing a pair of black chunky square toe slip ons. Is it because at heart, we all just want to wear thongs into the office..?
     
  7. Romp

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    and thats all they sell @ Aquila these days :p
     
  8. Petepan

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    Definitely correct. No shoes indoors. Imagine visiting an important person at their home (for business, politics, or other formal matters). When you leave the house, the hosts are obliged to send you off, so they escort you to the door. At the door, you need to shakes hands, bow, and wave goodbye, all of which requires standing up. A slip on/ loafer allows a quick unobtrusive wearing without pausing or breaking formalities. Imagine lace-ups in this situation, where you will need to slip on, bend down or squat to tie laces, whilst your host and family waits on you. Highly undesirable scenario.
     
  9. The Ernesto

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    Really? I would have imagined the creation of little stools to sit on to undertake this task with a side cabinet containing various shoe horns to help guests. Maybe a brush and chamois in case guests were lacking some shine. And what about all the missed opportunities to have Gerry Nelsonesque conversations about boots and bluchers, cordovan and Carmina.
     
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    The imagined area will have to be outside the house, since guest shoes are not allowed pass the front door, or at best, the immediate vicinity of the front door. Not possible with apartments for obvious reasons.

    A little stool still necessitates sitting down, whilst your host is standing up. And waiting on you. Plus what happens when you have more guests than stools?
     
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    Absolutely!

    My wife used to give me a great deal of grief because I would always wear sneakers or lace-up boots in Japan, and I always tightly lace my sneakers so would undo them when we arrived and lace them up again when we left, which meant that everyone else was standing up waiting around for me, whilst I was bending down tying up my shoes!

    Now I wear driving mocs or boat shoes much of the time that we're there, so she's much happier now.
     
  12. Prince of Paisley

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    I'm curious as to why you would want your odd trousers to look like part of a suit? Of all my odd trous, I would say a minority would actually be plausible as a full suit. Likewise most of my odd jackets.

    As for which colour you should go for, be wary of lighter blues if you intend to pair with a grey jacket. Often the contrast isn't quite strong enough unless it's a really light grey.
     
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  14. Prince of Paisley

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    "I run with 12 gangs, and we only commit hate crimes!"
     
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    :puzzled:

    It's all too complicated!
     
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    What about all the Japanese business men in their lace up C and Js, Churches or the like. Do they just have loose laces, or crushed heels?
     
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    So do big stools.... Sounds like an R Kelly x vid.....

    Sorry couldnt help myself [​IMG]
     
  19. ketot

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    I'm selling 3 pairs of Woodlore Epic Twin Tube Shoe Trees, labeled size S.

    Here's the listing on the marketplace.

    Bought them on amazon, but they're too small for my shoes and I'm trying to pass them on to recoup some of the costs.

    Anyone interested?
     
  20. lachyzee

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    I don't want them to look like part of a suit as such - essentially they are for Fridays, or days when we are not in Court. But they need to be formal enough to wear in Court under robes if required (sometimes get pulled in at short notice). Navy plain pressed chinos can pull this off. Tan can't, really.

    So they need to be on the more formal side of casual.

    Hence I think I need a true/midnight navy, rather than more of a royal blue like the top.
     
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