Cap toe... medallion or plain what's your choice?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by kaizo, Feb 13, 2013.

Cap toe. Medallion or plain?

  1. Medallion

    10 vote(s)
    24.4%
  2. Plain

    27 vote(s)
    65.9%
  3. Neither

    4 vote(s)
    9.8%
  1. kaizo

    kaizo Senior member

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    So gents which is your favourite and why?

    Would your preference change with material? (e.g. calf and cordovan)

    and what's your favourite medallion pattern?

    Pics are always welcome!
     
  2. Liquidus

    Liquidus Senior member

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    Which do you prefer and why?
     
  3. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Senior member

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    Please invoke Poll feature for this one.
     
  4. kaizo

    kaizo Senior member

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    I usually sit on the fence when it comes to this particular discussion. But so far my verdict is:

    Medallion for calf
    Cap for cordovan

    I think for calf the medallion distracts the creasing of calf making it look better overall and for cordovan the shine that cordovan has is interrupted if there is a medallion so a plain toe for that.

    In both cases I prefer oxfords.
     
  5. kaizo

    kaizo Senior member

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    Done :)


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  6. Macallan

    Macallan Senior member

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    Although I have voted for plain toe, I prefer:

    Work (and could include weddings, etc) - plain
    Other - medallion
     
  7. Twotone

    Twotone Senior member

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    My favorite cap toes are AE Park Avenue and Fifth Avenue with no preference of one over the other.
     
  8. tillyato

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    I agree with Macallan. The type of toe, and shoe in general, depends on the circumstances in which you are wearing it. I prefer plain toe for work, medallion for more casual atmospheres.
     
  9. kaizo

    kaizo Senior member

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    Agreed most people I think goes by this principle.

    Out of interest does people here tend to have more cap toes being at work 5 days a week and all?
     
  10. AlexE

    AlexE Senior member

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    Both - just depends on the situation: More formal plain, less formal with a medallion.

    With regards to medallion shape: I like the look of a slimmer / more phallic pattern, e.g. EG Asquith beats AE Strands
     
  11. kaizo

    kaizo Senior member

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    My personal favourite medallion to date:
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  12. Thanks SF (a new me)

    Thanks SF (a new me) Senior member

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  13. JLibourel

    JLibourel Senior member

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    I would agree with the previous posts that state that the choice is situational. I'm glad I have both. Shouldn't punch caps be another option?
     
  14. TheSizzle

    TheSizzle Senior member

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    As I learned from GTA: Vice City...

    "f you cannot support a medallion, you cannot support a family."

    Of course, it's situation-dependent. The medallion is more casual, but it fits more with my present lifestyle. I still have plain-toes around though, for those times when I need to suit up more formally.
     
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  15. kaizo

    kaizo Senior member

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    Yeah I wanted to fix that but once the first vote was cast the forum didn't let me change it...

    Please cast all votes other than medallion or plain to neither.
     
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