Fill in the missing pieces

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by NiceGuyTom, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. NiceGuyTom

    NiceGuyTom Well-Known Member

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    I'm looking for the key missing elements in this collection. I rarely wear ties at work and can wear dark dress denim on most days that don't have important meetings. I don't tend to wear loafers much hence the just ok Cole Haan loafers from a while back. What do you guys think the best purchases I could make to round this out would be? Some ideas I have are:

    Black Cap Toe:
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    Brown Wingtips:
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    Engineer Boots:
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    FYI yes I will sneak boots in now and then if I know I may use a little elbow grease for the day as I work in commercial real estate. Thanks in advance for the advice.
     


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    KObalto Senior member

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    Black cap-toes and brown wingtips are both good ideas. You might want to consider leather soles. Maybe chukkah boots or Chelseas? Wolverine 1000 mile boots for your "engineer" style?
     


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    ^ The Wolverine boots are a nice suggestion thanks.
     


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    I've never heard of 'dress denim' before. Would that be denim without holes and fading? :lurk:
     
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    ^ Grosgrain stripe down the outside pants seam. :teach:
    OP, you might want to consider something in burgundy as well, perhaps the wingtips.
     


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    How many missing pieces are you willing to consider?
     


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    :lol:
     


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    You're just jealous of his collection. Man up. :nodding:
     


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    Lol, well list what you think the most important one is and then add a couple more suggestions on top of that. 3 seems to be a reasonable goal to achieve within a reasonable time period. [​IMG]
     


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    ^ Acquire the first two pairs of shoes you came up with yourself. Then throw everything else away except for the Frye boots, the desert boots, and (maybe) the black medallion boots.
     


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    Ha! Well since I feel I'm "sneaking" denim in to work I stick with dark wash straight / straight slims with minimal if any fading. Then I tend to dress up the jeans via dress shirts / blazers / sweaters and hopefully intelligent shoe choices. Honestly before this career path I worked in the music industry so I'm still educating myself on classic style / business style.
     


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    I pretty much agree with this... The black dress chukkas I like even if I end up wearing them less @ work and more other places. The bluchers kinda the same thing although I have no attachment to them.
     


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    Reminds me of spiffy!
    "DISCLAIMER: I work in the music industry, so my style, perception, and budget are probably drastically different than the majority here!"
     


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    Brown suede - chukkas, bluchers, loafers
     


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    Well I just ordered the black Santoni cap toes I had pictured about via http://myworld.ebay.com/shoezen/?_trksid=p4340.l2559 . A black cap toe I think you guys would agree was necessary. Let's say I need a solid brown shoe next. Wing or Cap? Suede or leather? Also I'm really up in the air about what shade of brown and am not sure what would be the most versatile. The one I pictured above was made by To Boot New York which is an ok maker. In fact the Blucher black shoe in my collection is made by them.

    Any advice or links worth checking out? FYI I'm still doing my own research and not just being lazy letting you guys do all the work [​IMG]
     
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