If you had 3 Pair of Shoes

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  1. Wes Bourne

    Wes Bourne Senior member

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    1- dk brown punch cap bal
    2- brown Adelaide cap
    3- black punch cap bal (only because there are times when you need black shoes)

    Luckily for me, I have already have shoes that fit those descriptions! [​IMG]
     


  2. srivats

    srivats Senior member

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    1. Black shell perf tip Bal Oxford
    2. Mahogany plain toe blucher
    3. Dark brown shell longwing

    Mahogany is probably my favourite shell color (followed very closely by brown --> think darlton). Some pics from AAAC:

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  3. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    Two years ago I would have turned up my nose at longwings. But damn they do get under your skin in a good way. Even clunky with double soles they still look good.
    Yes!
     


  4. bmulford

    bmulford Senior member

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    Lobb Prestige :

    Brown Museum, Deep red, and Museum black.
     


  5. JayJay

    JayJay Senior member

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    Lobb Prestige :

    Brown Museum, Deep red, and Museum black.

    Not a navy?
     


  6. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    Do you like these or did you somehow come across a job lot and theyre the only ones you have ......

    No, he merely found enlightenment.
     


  7. DocHolliday

    DocHolliday Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    No, he merely found enlightenment.

    But have you, grasshopper, yet come to appreciate the majesty of the fiery chestnut?
     


  8. mafoofan

    mafoofan THE FOO Dubiously Honored

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    But have you, grasshopper, yet come to appreciate the majesty of the fiery chestnut?

    I'm way beyond the fiery chestnut. Beginners wear black, intermediates choose fiery chestnut (and the whole family of middle browns and tans), the advanced go for dark brown, the elite choose #8, and jaded masters return to black.
     


  9. Bird's One View

    Bird's One View Senior member

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    Plain derbies.

    Brogued derbies (preferably longwings or budapesters).

    Black button boots.
     


  10. DocHolliday

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    I'm way beyond the fiery chestnut. Beginners wear black, intermediates choose fiery chestnut (and the whole family of middle browns and tans), the advanced go for dark brown, the elite choose #8, and jaded masters return to black.

    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]
     


  11. 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..
     


  12. 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
     


  13. mafoofan

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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.
     


  14. DocHolliday

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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.
     


  15. 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
     


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