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

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

  1. Augusto86

    Augusto86 Senior member

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    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).


    I direct you thusly:

    http://styleforum.net/showpost.php?p...5&postcount=10

    I thought you'd be awol as well, aportnoy, but you came out of the gate strong and decisively.

    As to black shoes - you know, I really liked them until I saw how brown shoes look when they are good. They have depth, like wood. Black is just so matte. Although black boots are always awesomely menacing.
     
  2. javyn

    javyn Senior member

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    But brown shoes just don't seem to go right with navy or black...

    Is there a beginner's shoes thread here somewhere? I never put a shoe tree in mine, so they are pretty creased up. Will the tree remove that if I start using it now? Doubtful.

    I agree the brown shoes look nicer, but I don't think they'd go with anything I have in my wardrobe. I am a pale skinned, dark haired person, so I'm all about navies, grays, and blacks matched with pastels.
     
  3. javyn

    javyn Senior member

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    Can anyone help me out here, the shoe challenged. I just bought some cedar shoe trees from Walmart, and polished them up nicely, but they still definately don't look new.
     
  4. Thracozaag

    Thracozaag Senior member

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    But brown shoes just don't seem to go right with navy or black...

    Is there a beginner's shoes thread here somewhere? I never put a shoe tree in mine, so they are pretty creased up. Will the tree remove that if I start using it now? Doubtful.

    I agree the brown shoes look nicer, but I don't think they'd go with anything I have in my wardrobe. I am a pale skinned, dark haired person, so I'm all about navies, grays, and blacks matched with pastels.


    Dark oak goes very well with navies and greys, imo.

    koji
     
  5. Tibo

    Tibo 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


    Your assumption is a bit exaggerated. Black shoes are not as big a no-no on this forum as black suits. But it's true that a lot of the people posting here favour brown shoes.

    I wear black shoes all the time with a suit, but if I had to have only one pair of shoes, they'd be brown, because black shoes with a casual outfit are a total no-no for me, while brown shoes with a suit are a splendid combination [​IMG].
     
  6. lakewolf

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    Your assumption is a bit exaggerated. Black shoes are not as big a no-no on this forum as black suits. But it's true that a lot of the people posting here favour brown shoes.

    I wear black shoes all the time with a suit, but if I had to have only one pair of shoes, they'd be brown, because black shoes with a casual outfit are a total no-no for me, while brown shoes with a suit are a splendid combination [​IMG].



    Good point Tibo !
     
  7. heavyd

    heavyd Senior member

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    Lobb's, bespoke Lobb's
     
  8. chobochobo

    chobochobo Senior member Moderator

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    the Ralph Lauren Corbens [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. Mr. Checks

    Mr. Checks Senior member

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    I'm tempted to say 'the official shoe of the SF' but I'd actually go for a dark brown monk because it kills with jeans, kills with odd trousers, and is fine for suits.
     
  10. skalogre

    skalogre Senior member

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    I'm tempted to say 'the official shoe of the SF' but I'd actually go for a dark brown monk because it kills with jeans, kills with odd trousers, and is fine for suits.

    Wasn't the Weymouth the official SF shoe (which I must still purchase)? Or is it the RLPL Mackay [​IMG] ?
     
  11. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff Senior member

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    for me , i still say it is my brown algonquin FAM on the left if i were to only have one pair.
    the picture is ok, but you have to hold it and see it in person. superlative and decadent, solid and substantial. i wear it with my charcoal and navy and it is striking.
    [​IMG]
     
  12. jml90

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    for me , i still say it is my brown algonquin FAM on the left if i were to only have one pair.
    the picture is ok, but you have to hold it and see it in person. superlative and decadent, solid and substantial. i wear it with my charcoal and navy and it is striking.
    [​IMG]

    Pure sex
     
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    j Senior member Admin

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    Well, we are obviously talking about a post-apocalyptic world if I can only have one pair of shoes, so it would have to be a heavily armored pair of all-round motorcycle boots.
     
  14. chobochobo

    chobochobo Senior member Moderator

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    Pure sex
    Nice. A bit like my 'Lavarozione a mano' Ferragamos except mine are black, and the sole 'protrudes' out significantly more from the upper. postscript: of course, I meant that the shoes are like my shoes. Not 'pure sex'.
     
  15. retronotmetro

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    Wasn't the Weymouth the official SF shoe (which I must still purchase)? Or is it the RLPL Mackay [​IMG] ?

    Actually, I think the RLPL Macallister on the 89 last was the RLPL that was gunning for official SF shoe, about two years ago when Bluefly had tons of them for a really good price. I find the 89 last more comfortable than the 888, though the 89 is a little too large in the heel for me.
     
  16. EL72

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    Wasn't the Weymouth the official SF shoe (which I must still purchase)? Or is it the RLPL Mackay [​IMG] ?

    I think this would have to be the official SF shoe:

    [​IMG]
     
  17. Mr. Checks

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    Wasn't the Weymouth the official SF shoe (which I must still purchase)? Or is it the RLPL Mackay [​IMG] ?

    Weymouth: if only b/c I already have a pair and I'm not allowed to buy any more shoes until 2014.
     
  18. kolecho

    kolecho Senior member

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

    [​IMG]


    EG Dover bespoke is also highly desirable as a shoe for all occasions, if I had to own only a pair of dress shoe.
     
  19. sho'nuff

    sho'nuff Senior member

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    I think this would have to be the official SF shoe:



    [​IMG]


    too funny.

    nice Edward Green!
     
  20. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    for me , i still say it is my brown algonquin FAM on the left if i were to only have one pair.
    the picture is ok, but you have to hold it and see it in person. superlative and decadent, solid and substantial. i wear it with my charcoal and navy and it is striking.
    [​IMG]


    I have the same FAM in antique tan and I love that extra-long split toe!
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     

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