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Black shoes what's your style?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by kaizo, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. kaizo

    kaizo Senior member

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    Let's be honest some colours could be the new black but black will always be black. So we probably have at least one pair of black in our collection. Correct me if I am wrong but the importance of its style of shoe design like monk straps, cap toe oxfords etc... is more pronounced with black shoes because its very monotonic. Question is what is your favourite style and material; suede, calf, cordovan etc... of black shoes?

    Pics will be appreciated too!
     
  2. Jhors2

    Jhors2 Senior member

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    Crockett and Jones Alex would have to be my favorite. I think you can dress these up quite a bit, but also just wear them day to day with a plain ol suit.
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  3. Flake

    Flake Senior member

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    I have a lot of black shoes, but have to admit that these days I am partial to wholecuts. I have two, one from Bontoni and a brand new MTO pair from Gravati. Will have to try to post up pics this weekend.
     
  4. kaizo

    kaizo Senior member

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    Going for the new James Bond look I see :D lovin' it.
     
  5. Son Of Saphir

    Son Of Saphir Senior member

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    The black shoe always best. :nodding:
    Me favourite is,
    oxford wholecut,
    oxford plain cap toe
    oxford punch cap toe
    oxford adelaide punch cap toe
    oxford wien
    always perfect and always very very good.
    me like them very very much. :slayer:

    black plain toe derby,
    it semi good but oxford much much more good.
     
  6. add911_11

    add911_11 Senior member

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    I started to love black for men's shoes, very useful for most occasion save for the ultra causal context. My favourite at the moment is my Churchill from AG semi bespoke.
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  7. Caustic Man

    Caustic Man Senior member

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    Over the years I have come to the conclusion that black leather shoes aren't terribly versatile. Take the shoe pictured above. I wouldn't wear that with anything less than a suit. Which means I can wear them to work or when I am wearing a suit at a social gathering. Brown, and variations thereof, make up most of my collection these days. I can wear them with jeans and tweed, a suit, slacks and a sport coat, the lis goes on. When I do wear black shoes though, I prefer simplicity. I recently purchased these...

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    Allen Edmonds Flatiron. Sleek lines and a simple medallion.
     
  8. chogall

    chogall Senior member

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    JL Pedestrian City II

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    JLP Pedestrian Balmoral
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    Future dream black shoes = punch cap oxford, austerity brogue in JL 2009 style (off black, probably black with a hint of navy or burgundy). both in pedestrian shape, no gaudy junk.
     
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    laufer Senior member

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    I have bespoke black wholecut in works.
     
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    dbhdnhdbh Senior member

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    Longwings. In black or any other color. I wear them with suits, blazer or sport coat, or neither. I try hard to conform in some things, but at my work, black longwings are always fine, so I don't worry about others who might find these inappropriate.
     
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    My fave would have to be a plain toe oxford, in calf - I like the simple style.

    In terms of different styles, I do not like black derbys that are not full-brogue and dislike double-monks.
     
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    black calf captoe oxford
    black suede captoe oxford
    black patent leather plain toe oxford (formal)
    black calf opera pump (formal)
     
  13. michaelvl

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    The black shoes In my current rotation that I love:
    - Black calf Oxford, plain cap toe (EG Chelsea on the 82 last)
    - Black calf Oxford, austerity brogue (EG Beaulieu on the 82 last) ** Also like the Saint Crispin austerity brogue "104" in Black but don't own a pair

    I personally love black shoes just as much as dark brown ones, I generally dislike tan and cordovan shoes.
     
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    patrickBOOTH Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    ^ Wow. My preferences in black (in order): Wholecut Bal [​IMG] Cap-toe Bal [​IMG] DM [​IMG] Shell LWB [​IMG] Austerity wingtips [​IMG] I have a number more but these styles are my top choices. And we haven't even started talking about boots...:slayer:
     
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  16. kaizo

    kaizo Senior member

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    Quite an army you got there. So if I may ask which one's your favourite?
     
  17. JayJay

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    I wear black more than any other color for business dress and my favorites are:

    1. Plain toe (e.g., JL Becketts)

    2. Captoe (e.g., JL Philip II)

    3. Single and double monks (e.g., JL Vale and William II)

    I won't wear a black blucher for business wear (though I used to do so). To me, a blucher should be a casual shoe in a shade of brown or cordovan, not black.
     
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    Alden PCT boot on the modified
    Alden 907 straight-tip captoe bal
    Gucci horsebit loafer
     

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