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Do you like these shoes?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by johnnynorman3, Jul 23, 2004.

  1. johnnynorman3

    johnnynorman3 Senior member

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    I just got these in the mail today. Â I picked them up for $115 during the sale. Â I felt I needed a burgundy/cordovan color and couldn't resist this deal. Â Moreschi My first thought about the shoes is that the leather is very soft and a little thin already. Â The finish is good on them though, so I'm thinking they should look good for at least a good while. Â They are blake stitched, which I'm okay with for the price I paid. Â I like the styling a lot. Â I remember the thread about what color shoes to wear with navy blue suits and cordovan did not get a lot of votes. Â I'm wondering why. Â I thought these would be a good option for both navy and charcoal suits. Â And I have a pair of dress slacks with a subtle burgundy pinstripe (got them at Banana) and I thought these shoes picked up the pattern nicely. I even picked up a matching belt by Polo at TJ Maxx today -- $145 retail marked down to $14.99. Â What do you think of them? Â (I know they aren't a match for $800 shoes, but I'm sort of just dabbling in cordovan color for now).
     
  2. FIHTies

    FIHTies Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    i Like them. I only wear black shoes unless I am in Italy on Business, so I go a little more laid back... Dont ask I cant explain, but I think that cordovan is a Nice color and if I were to go outside of black it wold be cordovan.

    In any event, for a POO POO HEAD like yourself these should be really nice.

    Enjoy them.

    JJF
     
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    kalra2411 Senior member

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    What? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
     
  4. FIHTies

    FIHTies Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    In any event, for a POO POO HEAD like yourself these should be really nice.
    What? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
    Old/New Zenga Soffffffft suit - $350 Cordovan Shoes - $135 Kalra's response to the POO POO remark - Priceless. [​IMG]
     
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    faustian bargain Senior member

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    why do they call them loafers?

    i think they look nice. call me crazy but i'd like to wear them with dark blue jeans.

    dark green trousers would look good with them too, IMO. grey flannel of course...maybe various tweeds as well. i'll give you navy suit too, but that's harder for me to picture. i guess i'm not real keen on the idea of a navy suit in the first place, but that's just my problem.

    /andrew
     
  6. johnnynorman3

    johnnynorman3 Senior member

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    (kalra2411 @ 23 July 2004, 6:02) Quote In any event, for a POO POO HEAD like yourself these should be really nice.
    What? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
    Old/New Zenga Soffffffft suit - $350 Cordovan Shoes - $135 Kalra's response to the POO POO remark - Priceless. [​IMG][/quote] LOL... Kalra, you'll have to read a previous post regarding nefarious Ebay sellers -- specifically page 5 of the thread.
     
  7. FIHTies

    FIHTies Senior member Affiliate Vendor

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    Whew... For a minute there I thought Steve B. Was gonna get here and gimme a slap on the wrist. Thanks for posting that JN3. [​IMG] JJF
     
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    Brian SD Senior member

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    (kalra2411 @ 23 July 2004, 6:02) Quote In any event, for a POO POO HEAD like yourself these should be really nice.
    What? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
    Old/New Zenga Soffffffft suit - $350 Cordovan Shoes - $135 Kalra's response to the POO POO remark - Priceless. [​IMG][/quote] Oh my, my coworkers are wondering why I am laughing so hard.
     
  9. TomW

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    I have that exact same pair. Had them for 5-6 months now and they are wearing very well.
     
  10. johnnynorman3

    johnnynorman3 Senior member

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    kalra2411 Senior member

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    I see, I was avoiding that thread, as I have never used ebay.
     
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    JFK Well-Known Member

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    Nice looking shoes, johnny - I think they'll look great with both the navy suit and the charcoal grey; I also think they'd look great with olive or tan.
     
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    dah328 Senior member

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    I agree with that cordovan goes nicely with charcoal gray and navy, but olive?  Is that a widely-held opinion?

    dan
     

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