Help pick the shoes I wear tonight

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by zjpj83, Mar 22, 2005.

  1. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Senior member

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    Thought this would be fun. The outfit thus far MTM Hickey suit, RLPL blue french cuff shirt, RL tie, Hermes pocket square, Trafalgar alligator belt. The event It will be an interesting sartorial array. Some specific attendees are wearing black tie, because of their honored status, and everyone else will be in business attire. The event begins around 5:30 pm and will go through dinner and into the night. The question Lighter antiqued brown Grenson monkstraps or C&J darker brown wholecuts? ~ ZJPJ [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


  2. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

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    I vote for the wholecuts, but you can't go wrong either way. Since some will be in black tie, the wholecuts seem to lean more to the formal.
     


  3. Manton

    Manton RINO Dubiously Honored

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    Do you have black lace-ups? If you do, I'd go with those. If not, I'd go with the whole-cuts.
     


  4. kabert

    kabert Senior member

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    Another vote for the wholecuts. Very nice get-up.
     


  5. marc237

    marc237 Senior member

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    Whole cuts. I agree re: the somewhat added degree of formality. Also, a somewhat more legant look.
     


  6. Nick M

    Nick M Senior member

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    Hey, I have that exact same belt.

    Voting wholecuts.

    Who will be the first dissenter, I wonder?
     


  7. johnnynorman3

    johnnynorman3 Senior member

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    Do you have something by Prada?

    No, I'm kidding. I vote for the wholecuts. Thanks for the pics of the Stowes -- you've strengthened my resolve to wait for the next Grenson shipment.
     


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    JBZ Senior member

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    Both pairs of shoes look great, but I vote for the wholecuts given the event you've described.

    Regards,

    Jeff
     


  9. aybojs

    aybojs Senior member

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    Voted for the wholecuts by default (monkstraps don't work for me).

    Any chance of getting more details (photo/description) on the Hermes square? I'm a fan of those things.
     


  10. zjpj83

    zjpj83 Senior member

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    I have a red and a green. They are solid color with a bumble bee print. It's not noticeable unless you are close up. I really like them too.
     


  11. aybojs

    aybojs Senior member

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    Thought so. I have that one in blue.
     


  12. Fabienne

    Fabienne Senior member

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    The wholecuts, no doubt. Now, about that tie...

    I love the pocket square as well.
     


  13. imageWIS

    imageWIS Senior member

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    Yes, the tie must be changed. How about a nice weaved 7-fold?

    Jon.
     


  14. Giona Granata

    Giona Granata Senior member

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    You surely have a pair of black oxfords.

    And please, a blue tie and white linen pocket square.
     


  15. Matt

    Matt [email protected]

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    probably the topic of a different thread, but this whole paisley thing really doesnt do it for me.

    add my vote then to the whole cuts and to the 'change the tie' calls.
     


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