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I'm torn betwixt two shoes

CunningSmeagol

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First one looks alright, second looks cheap. What are the brands?
 

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First one looks decent quality, but I'm not sure about the style. The second one looks pretty grim.
 

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Is the second one corrected-grain? It looks awfully shiny, and the large-hole broguing imo looks nasty. The first ones look okay although I'd probably prefer less broguing on a monk-strap...
 

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Between these two, I'd go for the double monk, although I'm not a huge fan and it has too much going on.
 

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Between the two, I clearly prefer the first.

But more because of the weakness of the second than because of the strenght of the first. I think a monk looks better without all the bells and whistles.
 

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The first one is likely a much better quality shoe. I was looking at one a few weeks ago at a BB shoppe. Personally I find the brogueing on the BB shoe to be distracting on the double monk. However if you must have a wingtip out of the two posted, go with choice #1.

The second one has creasing already...in a stock photo! For shame Cole Haan...for shame.
 

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Originally Posted by edmorel
The first one is whack. The second one is awesome. They look awesome in person. They are on par with C&J in terms of quality. Leather is somewhat "shiny", but if you are looking for a refined "gunboat", they are awesome.

Interesting that you say that, Ed, as I've always found that last attractive, but haven't seen them in person and was dubious of the leather quality. The oversized (to my eye) broguing is not a turn-off in person?
 

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Originally Posted by grimslade
Interesting that you say that, Ed, as I've always found that last attractive, but haven't seen them in person and was dubious of the leather quality. The oversized (to my eye) broguing is not a turn-off in person?

The shoes are so hot!!!

I think the quality is there but I don't take a loupe to my shoes. If they wear well and feel good, that is enough for me. The broguing is in your face but I like that because I wear it with toned down stuff and that helps everything pop. They have a great waist. The new ones have an all black sole, they have that nikeair thing inside the nailed heel (you can't see it) and they are comfortable to wear. I love them. Wish I had one in every color.
 

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Did someone hijack edmorel's account? :/
 

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