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

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  1. 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]
     


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    Sandals and a spot on the French Riviera.
     


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    Why doesn't anyone like black shoes
     


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    Burn the heretic at the stake!
     


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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
     


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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).
     


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    Those look pretty cool lukcha.
     


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    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]
     


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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.
     


  11. Augusto86

    Augusto86 Sean Penn's Mexican love child

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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.
     


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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.
     


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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.
     


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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
     


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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].
     


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