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FRIDAY CHALLENGE 08/16/13; THE CRAZY SHOE CHALLENGE

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Claghorn, Aug 14, 2013.

Crazy Shoe Challenge

Poll closed Aug 18, 2013.
  1. Unbelragazzo

    9 vote(s)
    19.6%
  2. DonCologne

    8 vote(s)
    17.4%
  3. Tirailleur

    15 vote(s)
    32.6%
  4. Bernoulli

    8 vote(s)
    17.4%
  5. upr_crust

    16 vote(s)
    34.8%
  6. RogerP

    6 vote(s)
    13.0%
  7. drlivingston

    6 vote(s)
    13.0%
  8. salgy

    3 vote(s)
    6.5%
  9. GMMcL

    7 vote(s)
    15.2%
  10. PTWilliams

    12 vote(s)
    26.1%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    With a few exceptions, I only included entrants with a full or mostly full fit pic to go with their shoe pic. Since I was doing Tira's bitch work, I figured I'd be a dick about it [​IMG]

     
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  2. Holdfast

    Holdfast Senior member

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    What a theme; I predict glorious trainwrecks! Can't wait! [​IMG]

    (for myself, I have three potential, and very different, high speed locomotive crashes in mind...)
     
  3. Tirailleur1

    Tirailleur1 Senior member Dubiously Honored

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  4. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Big big news guys, I just got word from upr_crust. He'll be wearing heels.
     
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  5. upr_crust

    upr_crust Senior member

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    You bitch! I wanted that to be a surprise! :happy:
     
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  6. Claghorn

    Claghorn Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    How not to do it--from the author of Friday Night Lights
    [​IMG]
     
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  7. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Hmph too bad I'm traveling. Best ill be able to do, my stingrays last night:

    [​IMG]

    You'll have to imagine Tonik suit, white zendaline single cuff shirt, midnight satin tie.
     
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  8. RDiaz

    RDiaz Senior member

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    I have no crazy shoes. Almost bought a pair of blue suede tassel loafers today, but changed my mind. Don't know if that would have qualified.
     
  9. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Get some blue suede Belgians. You won't regret it. The ones at ASW are great, but especially in Spain if you look around you should be able to find something comparable for less.
     
  10. Holdfast

    Holdfast Senior member

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    If those don't count, this thread will be even more terrifying than I previously imagined. [​IMG]
     
  11. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'd suggest anything that's not black, brown, or oxblood calf or cordovan, and any suede that's not brown or black, should count. Also no white bucks.
     
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  12. Tirailleur1

    Tirailleur1 Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I was about to write shoes that don't count and I see unbel's post... I approve
     
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  13. Holdfast

    Holdfast Senior member

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    That's kind of what I was thinking, though of course Tril should have final say as the challenge-setter. But this approach would neatly fold all exotics into the challenge, even in otherwise conservative colours/styles, which should broaden the range of entries nicely.

    EDIT - glad you approve of unbel's framework!
     
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  14. archibaldleach

    archibaldleach Senior member

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    Sad to have to sit this one out (no crazy shoes), but looking forward to seeing what people come up with.
     
  15. RDiaz

    RDiaz Senior member

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    Actually, I think I would have bought the loafers if I could have tried them on. But I was sockless. Felt that was a bit unhygienic. But I really liked them - looked very casual European.
    Who knows, just maybe...

    If I don't get them, I could always wear a pinstripe suit with my hiking boots.
     
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  16. mrjester

    mrjester Senior member

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    Yep. If blue suede string loafers don't count, I'm out.

    Sounds like we're treading very very thin on challenges. I would like to remind you it's probably not a crime to re-do past favorites.
     
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  17. philosophe

    philosophe Senior member

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    Still at least two shopping days...
     
  18. RDiaz

    RDiaz Senior member

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    missing this one. Even if I decide to get the loafers it will probably happen in a couple weeks. Looking forward to some crazy entries!
     
  19. JPHardy

    JPHardy Senior member

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    How are you guys out?

    The foundation to every Classic Menswear wardrobe starts with a crazy shoe, no?
     
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  20. sugarbutch

    sugarbutch Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I have no crazy shoes, but I do have shoes others have called ugly. So, I've got that going for me.
     
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