Does every man need a good quality black captoe?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by acousticfoodie, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. carlbug

    carlbug New Member

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    why not? it is welcome... it is modern and elegant in the same time
     


  2. Gdot

    Gdot Senior member

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    Totally disagree. I live in 'today's world' and if I were to see you out at night in anything looking the least bit dressy in brown shoes I would assume you had just rolled in from the farm and hadn't a clue what to wear.

    By the way - I HATE the traditional black brogued oxfords as well - and I've never worn a pair in my life. Nobody's saying the shoe has be some old clunker from Allen Edmunds - by all means find yourself something stylish - just find at least one in black for nice dinners in the evenings, weddings, funerals, job interviews etc.
     


  3. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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    Whilst I would agree with 'quality' I do not entirely agree on the need in the twenty first century.
     


  4. gettoasty

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    So suggestions on other brands? I find the AE standard black captoe to be pretty ugly honestly..
     


  5. cptjeff

    cptjeff Senior member

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    You ain't in the modern world mentally. You may be there physically, but your mindset is hardly typical these days.
     


  6. Quadcammer

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    You have gotten several compliments from strangers on a pair of black park avenues? Really? i mean you can hardly find a more unassuming shoe.


    +1...that is ridiculous
     


  7. Gdot

    Gdot Senior member

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    I'm fine with your assessment - as I presume it comes from the narrow perspective of a modern American man who hasn't seen much of the world beyond his immediate surroundings - Am I right? I apologize in advance if I am mistaken.

    I should point out to you that I travel the world in some pretty sophisticated circles and my opinions in regard to black shoes vs. brown shoes are not exactly simply mine nor in any way archaic in the vast majority of the planet. About the only location in the world that I can think of that doesn't still consider brown shoes in dressy situations after dark to be of dubious merit are the hinterlands of the US and much of Italy.

    But I would like to add that if you wish to be a 'Typical American' when it comes to style knock yourself out. Isn't the goal to be more than just like everyone else? It certainly is in my book.
     


  8. Ambulance Chaser

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    Okay, all in unison now . . .
     


  9. Achilles_

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    Wow, this troll sounds almost normal! :fonz:
     
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  10. Gdot

    Gdot Senior member

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    Wow - didn't mean to come off as a troll in any way shape or form Achilles. Sorry.

    I can assure you I'm a perfectly normal person who happens to have an opinion on a topic for which the original poster asked for feedback - that's all.

    I see that many people on here don't like my opinion - and that's fine with me too.
     


  11. Achilles_

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    You are entitled to your own opinion, but when you start making assumptions about people such as this, "as I presume it comes from the narrow perspective of a modern American man who hasn't seen much of the world beyond his immediate surroundings" you come off as trollish.

    I can appreciate your opinion, but be careful with assumptions/what you post about other people you don't know. They are entitled to their own opinion as well.
     


  12. Quadcammer

    Quadcammer Senior member

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    I would, in fact, argue that the man who only wears black at night has the narrow view. I wear whatever I feel like, depending on the occasion, my clothing, etc. Sometimes thats black others its brown. And I assure you that I am not anywhere near the farm. But I do find it somewhat amusing that a guy who says he travels in some sophisticated circles lives in atlanta, but thats me.
     


  13. Oleg

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    Why even bother with black at a funeral? It's a sad enough occasion without having to wear black shoes. There really is no need for anyone to own any black shoes these days
     


  14. JamesX

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    No idea why one would only wear black at night.
     


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