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Does every man need a good quality black captoe?

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

  1. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Apr 21, 2005
    I can't be down with monks as the default black shoe, especially for interviews and such. Too great a chance they'll be seen as foppish or effete.

    For black casual footwear, I like a chelsea. That can go most places ... but I still wouldn't wear it to a funeral.

    Sometimes there's no replacement for the black bal.
    Last edited: Jul 27, 2011
  2. Flame

    Flame Senior member

    Mar 10, 2006
    1° 22' 0" N / 103° 48' 0" E
    I think this statement will best sum up my thoughts on this whole thread: Black captoes are like a navy suit, or a charcoal tweed SC, or a light blue broadcloth shirt. Very safe, and no one will fault you for wearing them.
  3. Pliny

    Pliny Senior member

    Oct 26, 2009

    yes the monk, perhaps, not derby tho

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