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need help with brogues

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Ajde, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. Ajde

    Ajde Member

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    hey guys i am looking for a nice pair of tan brogue

    now i have 2 questions

    1. where can i find nice ones that are cheaper (up to $150 AUD).
    and 2. i intend to wear them casually (jeans, no socks)
    i may cuff the jeans a little bit like in the photo at the bottom of the post, or i pay cuff them higher around the leg to show more skin/ankle.

    now i am not used to this colour so is there any rules to what i can and cannot do with it

    i also hope to wear them with cuffed chinos, black jeans etc

    finally would you know where i can get more pictures for inspiration

    here is the photo that got me into the shoes and the style that i intend to copy

    http://images.thesartorialist.com/photos/9179ShoesJeans0744Web.jpg

    sorry dont know how to embed
     
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  2. kungapa

    kungapa Senior member

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    The shoe in the picture is a wingtip derby. I could be mistaken - the style is rather ubiquitous - but it could very well be the Crockett and Jones Cardiff:

    http://www.crockettandjones.co.uk/doubleleathersoc.html

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    If you keep a close tab on the B&S forum, you might be able to find a good deal. I did - I just recently got a very similar shoe for $99 by C&J.
     
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  3. Ajde

    Ajde Member

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    thanks, those are great
    100 bucks is great deal too

    what are all these names heh
    so confusing

    whats a derby?

    i know wingtips, brogues, oxfords, laceup, blucher and the other one (closed off ones balm something)
    how many more names is there that i could google under

    i will keep a lookout on that forum
    but know any other places to send me off to
    cause i know you cant go into second hand shopping looking for a certain item. too many variables limiting the odds (size, my type, damage/use, my price range, will i see it, will i win the bid, will they ship to aus etc etc)
     
  4. kungapa

    kungapa Senior member

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    A derby is a blucher.

    You could always go ahead and buy a crap shoe for $AU 150 new.

    Otherwise, try and find some Allen Edmonds seconds - the McAllister, the MacNeil or the Jefferson would fit your bill.
     
  5. jonnyt

    jonnyt Senior member

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    Derby is just what the English call a Blucher
     
  6. New Shoes1

    New Shoes1 Senior member

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    If you primarily want to wear it with jeans, I would also look at the AE McTavish or player's shoe in walnut.
     
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