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If you had 3 Pair of Shoes

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by brooksmc2002, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. gnatty8

    gnatty8 Senior member

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    At least one of mine would have to be Doc's contrast stitch Nettletons.. [​IMG]

    I would probably go with:

    - Black pebble grain BF longwings
    - Vass austerity brogues
    - Barker Black wingtips, think the color is somewhere between chestnut and tan, or something like that..
     
  2. The Deacon

    The Deacon Senior member

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    Tough assignment.

    of my current shoes

    1. Brown Shell Darlton Pennies
    2. Black 9751 Alden shell wingtips
    3. Ravello shell vintage Bostonian Plain Toe blucher
    (4) Santoni Griffin Black Captoe Bal
     
  3. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The Trad in me concedes the last part, but I remain secure in the knowledge that the fiery chestnut is only for the daring, while the darker colors are the providence of the hesitant and conservative.

    I'm sure a lot of guys over at Andy's would agree with you, though. [​IMG]


    The guys at Andy's are still debating whether yellow dress shirts are a staple. I just think attention-getting colors like fiery chestnut imply a greater interest in beautiful shoes than a balanced outfit. Dark brown and #8 are team players.
     
  4. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    The guys at Andy's are still debating whether yellow dress shirts are a staple. I just think attention-getting colors like fiery chestnut imply a greater interest in beautiful shoes than a balanced outfit. Dark brown and #8 are team players.

    Dark =/= balanced. Sometimes you need lighter shoes, lest you be split in half by dark trou and lighter top. Fiery chestnut works with both lighter and darker colors, without creating a sea of darkness below the waist.
     
  5. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Brown double monk captoe (If I only had three I would have this in a double monk version)

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    Brown suede captoe

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    Black wingtip
     
  6. Baron

    Baron Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    my need for honest to goodness black bals - or bals in general - is too rare to waste in a three shoe wardrobe, so I'll say:

    sleek burgandy blucher for pseudo dress - say the Vass London on the F last in oxblood.
    dark brown suede chukka - say EG Warwick on the 606
    RL Darlton wingtip in brown shell
     
  7. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Black Jermyn II.
    Brown Jermyn II.
    Chestnut loafer.
     
  8. bigbris1

    bigbris1 Senior member

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    Chestnut/tan semi brogue
    Brown/chestnut full brogue
    Black cap
     
  9. kolecho

    kolecho Senior member

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    1. Black calf stitch captoe
    2. Dark brown calf single or double monk
    3. Bordeaux shell cordovan wingtip brogue
     
  10. alliswell

    alliswell Senior member

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    1. Vass Old English U last in black
    2. Santoni Gordon Antiqued Brown Blucher
    3. Alden Ravello LHS

    BTW - isn't this just 'Pick one shoe for business, one for business casual and one for casual wear?'

    Also: PSG - what am I missing with the double monk strap?
     
  11. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    ^I picked mine based on awesomeness, rather than any sense of obligation.
     
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  12. gdl203

    gdl203 Senior member Dubiously Honored Affiliate Vendor

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    Black plain toe
    Burgundy austerity brogue
    Brown suede wingtips
     
  13. Fuuma

    Fuuma Senior member

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    White hi top sneaker
    Black boots
    Black plaintoes derbies or wholecuts
     
  14. prehop

    prehop Well-Known Member

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    black plain-toe oxford
    med-dk brown semi-brogue
    gray vans slides
     
  15. pejsek

    pejsek Senior member

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    If you had asked me five years ago I would have been hard pressed to choose anything but English-made shoes (and here's a shout out to my beloved EG Falkirks which sadly just don't make the cut).

    1. Norvogese welted half brogue in some shade of brown.
    2. Bentivegna welted split toe in oxblood.
    3. Weston 180 penny loafer.
     
  16. Mild Mannered

    Mild Mannered Senior member

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    Brown double monk captoe (If I only had three I would have this in a double monk version) [​IMG]
    gorgeous shoes. total bondage is great. How much? and where to buy?
     
  17. audiophilia

    audiophilia Senior member

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    1. Black cap toe Oxford
    2. Brown brogue
    3. Burgundy monk
     
  18. jhcam8

    jhcam8 Senior member

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    If you had to only keep or purchase 3 pair of shoes to wear with everything what would they be?

    I'm pretty sure that person wouldn't be allowed on the SF unless he was buying madly in order to increase his shoe supply.[​IMG]
     
  19. why18

    why18 Senior member

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    Darn, 3 will never be enough.

    1 Black
    1 Brown
    1 Burgundy

    and countless of other colors.
     
  20. Four Aces

    Four Aces Member

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    1) Black Cap Toe Oxford
    2) Brown Full Brogue Wingtip
    3) Tan Suede Chukka Boot Rubber Sole
     

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