I dislike captoes: sell me on them

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by usctrojans31, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. kcox68

    kcox68 Senior member

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    No, they're not the only appropriate shoe, but they are, as I stated, like part of a uniform for may offices in many cirumstances. I wouldn't walk into an interview or a meeting with the president wearing a brogue or loafers just as I wouldn't wear an odd jacket and chinos. I would put on a newly polished pair of black cap-toes, white shirt and navy or gray suit. There's a time when an individual has to present himself as part of the group; it's both a sign of respect and submission. When those times arise, go with cap-toes.

    If you don't agree, I certainly respect your opinion.
     


  2. VinnyMac

    VinnyMac Senior member

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    I'm not interested in selling you on anything. If you don't like them, then you don't like them. Move on. #stupidthread
     
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  3. gambit50

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    OP cannot be helped. I would quote GC Rota but that would be pointless.
    And while I agree that it is a poor thread, there seems to be something in the SF air today with a number of them being initiated.
     


  4. cptjeff

    cptjeff Senior member

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    Oh, I agree there are occasions where a very conservative shoe is called for. I just don't think of clothes as a uniform, nor do I think of formality distinctions as rigid and proscriptive. A certain level of formality is called for on occasion, but the overall outfit has to meet the standard, and the shoes are just a part of that. IMO, there are quite a few shoe options that coordinate suitably with a conservative outfit. No, loafers or full brogues aren't amoung them, but a punchcap or a punchcap with medallion? Sure. I have a pair of all black AE Polos that come off as quite formal, and they wind up being my go to shoe for conservative occasions.

    Besides, even the President doesn't wear captoes exclusively in formal settings. He seems to favor a split toe.
     


  5. AmericanGent

    AmericanGent Senior member

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    Your personal style is yours. I don't think that anyone else can talk you into personal taste and preferences. If you don't prefer cap toes as a part of your shoe options you'll get no guff from me!

    I like my cap toes.
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  6. Master Squirrel

    Master Squirrel Senior member

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    Captoes killed my father. Therefore I am joining the chorus against giving you reasons to like them.
     


  7. nickrut

    nickrut Senior member

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    I have a pair of black captoes that I only wear when I have to. Otherwise, I'm against a plain captoe. Closest brown shoe I have to that is a Double Monk plain captoe. They just seem too regular to me.
     


  8. GBR

    GBR Senior member

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    Then do not buy them they are not compulsory - ignore those who preach otherwise.
     
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  9. Ivar

    Ivar Senior member

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    This is a dangerous mindset, son.
     


  10. MyOtherLife

    MyOtherLife Senior member

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    Both the Cap Toe...

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    ...and Norwegian Split Toe ...

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    ....have subliminally intoxicating and soothing effects on women and even some men. Few people recognize the fact that both toebox stylings are cleverly fashioned in the shape of the penis head. To wear such stylings is to present your male prowess, virility and man essence to the world. Should you wear either styling, observe the behaviour of the person standing in front of you.
    Look for these 2 signs:
    1) they suddenly, and for no reason avert their eyes. comb their hair with their fingers, or nervously bite their lower lip.
    2) they drop and pick up something from their hand; a pen perhaps, on the floor in front of you.

    These behavioiurs can be explained thusly:
    1) True, they may be uncomfortable, twitchy or clumsy, but they may also be displaying symptoms of being overwhelmed by the meaty phallic offerings placed before them. Unable to openly disclose such thoughts, they must revert to body language to safely convey to you a sense of acknowledgement.
    2) Should an object be dropped and picked up in front of you, it could mean they were distracted, but it could also be a symbolic act of submission; of surrender and a possible invitation for coffee afterwards.

    Now, how many pair will you be purchasing today?
     
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  11. nickrut

    nickrut Senior member

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    Thanks Pop. I just struggle to pay $500+ dollars for something that I view as a commodity. Then again, I'm still young...who knows.
     


  12. mr monty

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  13. Touching Cloth

    Touching Cloth Active Member

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    I'm a captoe enthusiast.

    As for your beloved wholecuts, I think they look tremendous in pictures. As pieces of sculpture or design works to appreciate. However, on the human foot, in the field, I find they look a bit silly. The epitome of try-hardism. Flashy and vulgar. Like wearing too much cologne/perfume or--if you're female--makeup.
     
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    I simply cannot reconcile the adjectives "flashy and vulgar" with any wholecuts I have seen.
     


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