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Chisel-toe? Or too square!

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by ions, Feb 18, 2013.

  1. ions

    ions New Member

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    Hi,
    I've recently bought these 'Plain' shoes by Lloyd. The corners at the toe are quite squared, and now I'm wondering if these are more of a chisel toe or a square toe. What do people think?

    There are some photos at this link: http://www.zappos.com/lloyd-plain



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    Thanks!
     


  2. PaisleySnail

    PaisleySnail Well-Known Member

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    I'd say that's a square toe, albeit quite mild.
     


  3. Lord Mulberry

    Lord Mulberry Senior member

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    Half-way house, I can't really tell from the picture. I have some chisels around one Inch and some around two inch. Maybe square starts at three inch I don't know. Still, what does it matter just so long as you like them?
     


  4. gaseousclay

    gaseousclay Senior member

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    those are square-toed pilgrim shoes.

    there's only one thing to do with those:

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  5. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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    +1
     


  6. sparrow

    sparrow Senior member

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    I don't think they look bad, though I may be a minority in that. They arent clown shoe squares. I would think you could wear them perfectly fine. 99% of the people out there wont notice.
     


  7. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Senior member

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    square toe=die
    bicycle toe=die

    result, burn
     


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    Pingson Senior member

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    Can I help by pouring some gasoline?
     


  9. gladhands

    gladhands Senior member

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    My biggest problem with that shoe is that it's horrendously overpriced. If you want to wear bicycle-toed, corrected grain glue-jobs, you should be able to find a pair of equal quality for $60 at your nearest Aldo.
     
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    Fred G. Unn Senior member

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    +1
     


  11. HughJ

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    Not sure which I like less....
     




  12. gaseousclay

    gaseousclay Senior member

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    LOL :nodding:
     


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    Square toe. Not the worst example, but square toe nonetheless.
     


  14. ions

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    Thanks for the.. enthusiastic.. advice, much appreciated

    I am considering returning them, however, I will need to purchase another pair in the next day or two, as I need a pair for a wedding this weekend. It would be an added bonus if I could also occasionally wear them slightly dressed down (i.e. not with a suit, but still smart) for going out.
    From what I have seen, the selection available to me is fairly limited, not helped by the fact my feet are on the small side (39/40).

    I have a pair of rounded toe cap style shoes in tan which I quite like - would a pair of those in black be a better option?

    I'm not a fan of a chunky sole, but if the shape is better (and given my time constraint), would something like this be preferable?

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    Many thanks!
     


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