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Does Anyone Still Wear Square-Toed Shoes?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Sartorially Challenged, Jul 19, 2006.

  1. lawyerdad

    lawyerdad Senior member

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    If we're counting the 888, then count me in, too. I don't really think of that as a "square" toe, but upon reflection it is obviously is, at least literally.
     


  2. life_interrupts

    life_interrupts Senior member

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    I have a a couple of pairs: split-toe oxfords and apron front. Also, a pair of Robert Wayne slip-ons that are too comfortable to chuck. They are almost platypus-like.
     


  3. jmatt

    jmatt Senior member

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    If we're counting the 888, then count me in, too. I don't really think of that as a "square" toe, but upon reflection it is obviously is, at least literally.
    I don't consider the 888 a square toe shoe. I'd have to change my answer to yes, I suppose if it is.

    When I think of square toed shoes, I think of the duck-billed monstrosities that remind me of an orthopedic shoe circa 1968.
     


  4. GQgeek

    GQgeek Senior member

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    All the yes voters should be excommunicated from the forum. Get on it J.
     


  5. Ambulance Chaser

    Ambulance Chaser Senior member

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    I consider the 888 and the 337 to be chisel-toed, not square-toed, shoes. I would define a square-toed shoe as a shoe whose width at the toe is over half of the width at the widest part of the shoe.

    Anyone who voted "yes" should be banished to the Streetwear forum. [​IMG]
     


  6. aportnoy

    aportnoy Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Anyone who voted "yes" should be banished to the Streetwear forum. [​IMG]


    I'll probably like those guys better anyway.[​IMG]
     


  7. von Rothbart

    von Rothbart Senior member

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    I consider the 888 and the 337 to be chisel-toed, not square-toed, shoes. I would define a square-toed shoe as a shoe whose width at the toe is over half of the width at the widest part of the shoe.

    Anyone who voted "yes" should be banished to the Streetwear forum. [​IMG]


    Absent an official definition of squared-toe, I consider 888, 337 & 4800 the apotheosis of squared-toes. I voted YES to squared-toe and if that gets me banished from the Forum, I'll leave with pride.
     


  8. kronik

    kronik Senior member

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    I voted No but in my mind, I was envisioning the question referred to the completely overdone/hideous Kenneth Cole shoe, not the chiseled lasts with the slightly square toe, which I love.
     


  9. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Senior member

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    I voted No but in my mind, I was envisioning the question referred to the completely overdone/hideous Kenneth Cole shoe, not the chiseled lasts with the slightly square toe, which I love.
    indeed, and there is a big difference
     


  10. cheapmutha

    cheapmutha Senior member

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    Anyone who voted "yes" should be banished to the Streetwear forum. [​IMG]


    we dont want em... send them to honestforum
     


  11. gdl203

    gdl203 Affiliate Vendor Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    I voted No but in my mind, I was envisioning the question referred to the completely overdone/hideous Kenneth Cole shoe, not the chiseled lasts with the slightly square toe, which I love.

    Same here. I refuse to call EG888 or 606 a squared-toe shoe
     


  12. gorgekko

    gorgekko Senior member

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    I voted "What are 'square toed' shoes?" since there doesn't seem to be a commonly-held definition as to what they are.

    That said, I should say, "Yes" though it has been sometime.
     


  13. pejsek

    pejsek Senior member

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    Speaking of square toes, no doubt it's a slippery slope. But then who wants a clear path?
    What about this shoe?

    http://www.sinner.jp/sample/design-o...9/img/01_l.jpg

    Here's a closeup of the toe:

    http://www.sinner.jp/sample/design-o...9/img/05_l.jpg

    The same toe on a boot:

    http://www.sinner.jp/sample/bespoke-..._15/index.html

    These shoes were all made by a Mr. Seki. Thanks to centipede for the sinner.jp link.
    And what about all the norvegese and bentivegna constructed shoes by Branchini, Mantellassi, StefanoBi, etc. Those all have marvelous and s.times very squared toes.
    Now if the question is simply who wears the corrected-grain Kenneth Cole (or, perhaps even worse yet, Kenneth Cole inspired!) rectangular block monstrosities that have been oozing forth like sewage from the factory spigot all these years, then I imagine the answers might be a bit more clear cut.
     


  14. kronik

    kronik Senior member

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    Speaking of square toes, no doubt it's a slippery slope. But then who wants a clear path?
    What about this shoe?

    http://www.sinner.jp/sample/design-o...9/img/01_l.jpg

    Here's a closeup of the toe:

    http://www.sinner.jp/sample/design-o...9/img/05_l.jpg

    The same toe on a boot:

    http://www.sinner.jp/sample/bespoke-..._15/index.html

    These shoes were all made by a Mr. Seki. Thanks to centipede for the sinner.jp link.
    And what about all the norvegese and bentivegna constructed shoes by Branchini, Mantellassi, StefanoBi, etc. Those all have marvelous and s.times very squared toes.
    Now if the question is simply who wears the corrected-grain Kenneth Cole (or, perhaps even worse yet, Kenneth Cole inspired!) rectangular block monstrosities that have been oozing forth like sewage from the factory spigot all these years, then I imagine the answers might be a bit more clear cut.


    Those toes are chiselled, in my eyes.
     


  15. LabelKing

    LabelKing Senior member

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    Speaking of square toes, no doubt it's a slippery slope. But then who wants a clear path? What about this shoe? http://www.sinner.jp/sample/design-o...9/img/01_l.jpg Here's a closeup of the toe: http://www.sinner.jp/sample/design-o...9/img/05_l.jpg The same toe on a boot: http://www.sinner.jp/sample/bespoke-..._15/index.html These shoes were all made by a Mr. Seki. Thanks to centipede for the sinner.jp link. And what about all the norvegese and bentivegna constructed shoes by Branchini, Mantellassi, StefanoBi, etc. Those all have marvelous and s.times very squared toes. Now if the question is simply who wears the corrected-grain Kenneth Cole (or, perhaps even worse yet, Kenneth Cole inspired!) rectangular block monstrosities that have been oozing forth like sewage from the factory spigot all these years, then I imagine the answers might be a bit more clear cut.
    Yes, a chisel toe; rather in the style of classic Cleverley. That last boot is very pretty even though the inherent styling isn't particularly elegant. Perhaps the poll was about these: [​IMG]
     


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