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Help me round out my shoe circles

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Threadbearer, Jun 28, 2012.

  1. Threadbearer

    Threadbearer Senior member

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    I should start by admitting that, with the exception of a pair of black cap toes for funerals and other officious occasions, I don't really need any dress shoes at all. But I still want a well-rounded shoe wardrobe for its own sake.

    Please take a look at what I've got and tell me what you'd recommend for my next purchases.

    Black Shoes:
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    Left: C&J Hallam
    Right: Hugo Boss loafer



    Brown Shoes:
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    Upper left: AE Strands
    Upper right: To Boot NY medallion cap toe
    Lower left: C&J Westbourne
    Lower right: Johnston & Murphy cap toe blucher (This pair is either going to be re-dyed or replaced very soon.)



    Casual Shoes:
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    Upper left: Kent Wang suede chukkas
    Upper right: JAB bucks
    Lower left: Laceless Sperrys
    Lower right: Stacy Adams suede wingtips
     
  2. Makoto Chan

    Makoto Chan Senior member

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    Do you dislike loafers?
     
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  4. Gdot

    Gdot Senior member

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    Brown calf skin loafers

    Dress boot (calf) - dark brown or burgundy

    light brown/snuff suede anything

    have you considered something in shell? seems it could serve you well for more casual purposes.
     
  5. upr_crust

    upr_crust Senior member

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    How about some monk straps?
     
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  6. JoeGat

    JoeGat Well-Known Member

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  7. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    And Im yet to see a shoe circle.
     
  8. wigglr

    wigglr Senior member

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    Blue suede shoes [​IMG]
     
  9. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Senior member

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    Crockett & Jones Pembroke in Scotchgrain with Dainite Sole.

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    Crockett & Jones Cottesmore

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    I was going to post some monk straps but unsure if you are considering a pair?
     
  10. F. Corbera

    F. Corbera Senior member

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    For the sake of all that's Holy, please burn those Sperrys.

    Burn them by setting fire to the Stacy Adams first and then throwing both pairs into a fireplace together.
     
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  11. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Don't discount the possibility that he may be saving them for a future prison sentence.
     
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    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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  13. JoeGat

    JoeGat Well-Known Member

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    What about Barker Blacks? Quality is not too bad and they are quite a lot of fun to wear?
     
  14. bellyhungry

    bellyhungry Senior member

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    RL Marlow or Alden LWB.
     
  15. F. Corbera

    F. Corbera Senior member

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    Honestly, Thread's shoes seem too skewed to oxfords for a teacher.

    More derbies. Next one or three should be a PTB, wingtip, or longwing blucher. Brown.

    In fact, I think that he should try Vass, maybe a PTB on the 3636.
     
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  16. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Budapest last? I wouldn't have picked that last for him.
     
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  17. F. Corbera

    F. Corbera Senior member

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    This is a 3636:


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  18. SpooPoker

    SpooPoker Internet Bigtimer and Most Popular Man on Campus Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    I was thinking P2. Those are nice, I just don't see him in them. If its Vass, I see the F last for TB.
     
  19. dieworkwear

    dieworkwear Senior member

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    I also vote for derbys. You can more easily wear them with odd jackets and trousers, chinos, and depending on the style, even jeans.

    I also think you should consider selling some of those shoes on eBay and taking the money to upgrade your collection. You have ten pairs of shoes, many of them more or less from the same family, and many of them mid-tier. There's nothing wrong with having mid-tier shoes, but having ten pairs of them seems like a waste.
     
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  20. in stitches

    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    TB, i would say,


    • something like the C&J edgware in black
    • a nice brown calf loafer
    • a nice brown longwing
    • suede brouged wingtips

    good luck, man!
     

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