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Espadrilles

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by TCN, Aug 9, 2008.

  1. TCN

    TCN Senior member

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    Perhaps this should be under the "gayest article of clothing" post . . . I'm an espadrille fan, but I've never known much about them or evaluated them for quality. A few weeks ago, I bought a pair of "Castaner" espadrilles. Noice, these puppies are the Edward Greens of espadrilles.
     


  2. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    I remember hearing about a maker in Capri that supposedly makes some of the best.
     


  3. Thurston

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    You're right - this should go in the gayest clothes thread.
     


  4. TCN

    TCN Senior member

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    Well yeah, but you wouldn't say that if I were dining with two 21 year old girls in Cap d'Antibes . . . not that I'd be busy posting about my "espadrille find" if I were . . .
     


  5. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    Perhaps this should be under the "gayest article of clothing" post . . . I'm an espadrille fan, but I've never known much about them or evaluated them for quality. A few weeks ago, I bought a pair of "Castaner" espadrilles. Noice, these puppies are the Edward Greens of espadrilles.
    Pics?
     


  6. Siggy

    Siggy Senior member

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    Well yeah, but you wouldn't say that if I were dining with two 21 year old girls in Cap d'Antibes . . .


    Pics?
     


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    sfo423 Senior member

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    You're right - this should go in the gayest clothes thread.

    +1 Or move to "stupid posts" section
     


  8. voxsartoria

    voxsartoria Goon member

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    Is there a Southern US tradition involving men in espadrilles?

    Ben Silver

    - B
     


  9. Rossini

    Rossini Senior member

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    I suppose it depends on what type of espadrille you have in mind. The ones with straps, in my opinion, certainly deserve abuse. Those with just rope soles and slightly elasticated canvas in, say, navy, can perform a useful function with linen, or shorts, on holiday when sandals are not ideal and loafers aren't either. This is the kind of thing (from espadrille.co.uk): [​IMG] I've heard people swearing by a producer in Barcelona (that made some for Picasso or Gaudi, or possibly both.
     


  10. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Is there a Southern US tradition involving men in espadrilles?

    Yes, but most states have made it illegal, saying even espadrille wearers don't deserve such treatment. However, don't wear them in Louisiana.
     


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    Baron Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I've actually been looking for a white pair.
     


  12. TCN

    TCN Senior member

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    [​IMG]

    Leather insole, very comfortable, transparent rubber over the jute on the sole. A little pricey for espadrilles, but what the hell, you can't take it with you.
     


  13. TCN

    TCN Senior member

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    +1 Or move to "stupid posts" section

    Ouch, not an espadrille fan I see.
     


  14. juuceman

    juuceman Senior member

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    I've been wearing some from ropeysoles, a UK based company. Great selection of colors and fabrics, cheap, and easy and quick shipping.
     


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    I think they have been discussed here before, but I think Tom's are kinda hip. http://www.tomsshoes.com I don't own a pair, but a friend who has them claims they are very comfy
     


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