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If You Could Only Have 1 Pair of Shoes...

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Augusto86, Sep 22, 2006.

  1. lakewolf

    lakewolf Senior member

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    a pair of stylish black oxford captoes... they go with everything... even my black suits [​IMG]

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  2. well-kept

    well-kept Senior member

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    Returned last night from a 12 day trip abroad. Packed very lightly. Two pair of shoes, chosen for versatility. On coming home I realized I had essentially only worn one pair: English-made brown-burgundy chukkas with Dainite sole. Perfect for walking, city or country. Buffed up they looked fine with slacks and jacket. Dusty they were fine with jeans. My other pair - very old shell cordovan AE loafers which I always travel with were almost totally unused in the 12 days. I didn't need them, or the many pairs left at home. Ergo, if I could only have one pair...
     
  3. Will

    Will Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    If I could have only one pair I'd know my time on earth was over.
     
  4. josepidal

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    Jermyn II in dark brown. Easy to dress up or down.
     
  5. pejsek

    pejsek Senior member

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    It's a trick question. You can't just have one pair of shoes because then they couldn't rest between wearings. [​IMG]

    Alan brings up this good point (which had crossed my mind). It would be a great way to identify the true shoe obsessives, who would--somewhat paradoxically--spend a great deal of time barefooted.
     
  6. kitonbrioni

    kitonbrioni Senior member

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    A pair of Doc Martens.
     
  7. Artisan Fan

    Artisan Fan Senior member

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    Bespoke for comfort and durability.

    Oxford for versatility in style.
     
  8. Jovan

    Jovan Senior member

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    A pair of Doc Martens.
    I dunno... my last experience with them was pretty, well, bad.
     
  9. kolecho

    kolecho Senior member

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    Burgundy cordovan wholecut, bespoke. It is durable, versatile, and easy to maintain.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Leaveitothexperts

    Leaveitothexperts Senior member

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    Burgundy cordovan wholecut, bespoke. It is durable, versatile, and easy to maintain.

    [​IMG]


    That pair is sinful [​IMG]
     
  11. Tibo

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    Edward Green Asquith in dark oak on the 82 last. As appropriate with a suit as with a pair of khakis or corduroy trousers. [​IMG]
     
  12. johnapril

    johnapril Senior member

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    Sandals and a spot on the French Riviera.
     
  13. javyn

    javyn Senior member

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    Why doesn't anyone like black shoes
     
  14. josepidal

    josepidal Senior member

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    Burn the heretic at the stake!
     
  15. javyn

    javyn Senior member

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    i'm assuming black shoes are a no-no just like black suits then (both of which, i love)

    I've got some black "Pronto Uomo" shoes that look nice, but are unfomfortable as hell. I think I need to get some Rockports.

    it's tought to find a nice shoe in 7
     
  16. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Conspicuous in his absence: Aportnoy (who should be exept from answering this thread, lest his head explode)

    For me: probably a pair of New Balance cross-trainer style shoes. If I could only have one pair, I'd clearly be unemployed, and just need basic all-weather, all-terrain shoes. The only thing you can't do in tennis shoes is wear a suit (and some people break that rule too).
     
  18. javyn

    javyn Senior member

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    Those look pretty cool lukcha.
     
  19. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Those look pretty cool lukcha.

    yep G&G bespoke baby! on my wish list for 07[​IMG]
     
  20. javyn

    javyn Senior member

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    So how do "Pronto Uomo" compare with all these other brands you all mention? Those are probably the nicest pair of shoes I have, but hard as hell on my knees by the end of the day. I know Rockports aren't well thought of around here, but damn they are the most comfortable that I've tried.
     

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