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Need Help Building A Shoe Collection

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Gerry Nelson, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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    I'm trying to cover all bases with the shoe collection I'm building and right now and need your view, Thanks to the info from SF, I have the following shoes (all but the Topsiders were acquired in the last month or so :) ):

    • Black captoe oxfords (C&J Connaught),
    • Chestnut single monks (C&J Monkton),
    • Black chelsea boots (RM Williams),
    • Chestnut chelsea boots (RM WIlliams),
    • Dark brown suede chukka boots (Florsheim which I bought just before I started looking here so too new to replace),
    • Blue suede skate shoes (Dekline Santa Fe - http://www.skaterhq.com.au/browse/details.asp?ProdID=143195)
    • Dark brown Sperry Topsiders (too big so will be replaced at some point)

    I'm 43, in Australia and wear a suit (either navy or gray) to work 4 days a week but I'm in IT so pretty much anything goes (all of the top 4 can be worn with either suit). I wear the chukka boots and skate shoes with jeans and chinos. For shorts, I also wear the skate shoes.

    For the weekend (ie. not with a suit), would a pair of burgundy/oxblood/dark brown penny loafers cover any situations that the set above would miss or is there something else I should consider?

    I've been looking at the dark brown C&J Sydney, a burgundy C&J Boston or Harvard for this. An Alden LHS would be interesting too but I've haven't got a clue on how to get the right size for that one.

    I've read through some of the threads in the forum and it appears I have most of it covered. I do like the look of burgundy/dark brown penny loafers with jeans or chinos.

    Your thoughts and advice are much appreciated.

    Thanks,
    Gerry
     
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  2. Ich_Dien

    Ich_Dien Senior member

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    Sounds to me like you need a pair of brogues.
     


  3. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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  4. GasparddeColigny

    GasparddeColigny Senior member

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    Yar, brogues, nice wingtip perhaps.
     


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    i see you have oxfords, i'm an oxford guy myself. wingtip is a nice suggestion.
     


  6. bellyhungry

    bellyhungry Senior member

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    ^^^ As a brogue/wingtip fan, I agree with all 3 poasts above. :nodding:
     


  7. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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    Thanks for the advice, guys! I do think now that brogues are the way to go. As much as I liked the idea of loafers, I think the brogues can cover a bigger range of situations.

    Those C&Js are smiling at me :)
     


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  10. Gerry Nelson

    Gerry Nelson Senior member

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    Thank you kindly, sir! Julian has been a pleasure to deal with.
     


  11. Pliny

    Pliny Senior member

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    brogued derby. hell, any derby.

    and a Norweger, say in cordo
     


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