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First few pairs of shoes

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by nycguy, Jun 9, 2006.

  1. nycguy

    nycguy Member

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    What would you suggest be a good starter set of shoes to rotate through in my first professional wardrobe? I was thinking:

    1) black cap-toed oxford such as the AE Park Avenues
    2) a dark brown, though I'm hesitant to purchase another cap-toed --a little help?
     
  2. johnapril

    johnapril Senior member

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    What would you suggest be a good starter set of shoes to rotate through in my first professional wardrobe? I was thinking:

    1) black cap-toed oxford such as the AE Park Avenues
    2) a dark brown, though I'm hesitant to purchase another cap-toed --a little help?


    Do it. Wear them out while you work your way up. Then buy shoes you love.
     
  3. NoVaguy

    NoVaguy Senior member

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    good idea.

    1) black oxford (park avenue, byron, etc)

    2) brown derby (I would do a plaintoe like the leeds, or split toe like the bradley or delray or moc toe like the burton. You could even do a wingtip if you wish).
     
  4. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    good idea.

    1) black oxford (park avenue, byron, etc)

    2) brown derby (I would do a plaintoe like the leeds, or split toe like the bradley or delray or moc toe like the burton. You could even do a wingtip if you wish).


    Perfect suggestion. The two basic building blocks.
     
  5. jml90

    jml90 Senior member

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    Brown Semi-Brouges
    Or brown moc toe
     
  6. bigbadbuff

    bigbadbuff Senior member

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    you know those are tux shoes, right?

    [refers to since-removed spam - j.]
     
  7. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff Senior member

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    brown derby (semi brogue perhaps)
    lighter brown sleek wholecut with medallion
    rich deep burgundy wingtip (full brogue)
    standard captoe (any color)
    rich smooth velvety dark brown suede horsebit loafer.
     
  8. nycguy

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    sorry for my ignorance, but what is a semi-brogue and brogue?
     
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    sorry for my ignorance, but what is a semi-brogue and brogue?
     
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    Semi brouge cap toe with medallion and perfing
    Brouge wigtip
     
  11. nycguy

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    what do you guys think about these (AE Bentons) instead of the Park Avenues? I found them for $82 at Saks Outlet (much better than shelling out $250), but I also want versatile shoes. Any opinions appreciated!
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  12. sho'nuff

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    sorry for my ignorance, but what is a semi-brogue and brogue?

    semi brogue usually refers to a captoe with a medallion and perforated lines all over the lines of the shoes.
    look at my avatar.

    a full brogue is usually a wingtip in same fashion.
     
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    what do you guys think about these (AE Bentons) instead of the Park Avenues? I found them for $82 at Saks Outlet (much better than shelling out $250), but I also want versatile shoes. Any opinions appreciated!

    The Bentons don't have quite the elegance of the Park Avenues, but you're young and just starting out. I'd keep 'em. At that price they'd be hard to pass up and will serve you well enough. Maybe with the savings you can make your "brown" shoes shell cordovans.
     

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