New Bass shoes, chisel or square toe?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Matt Laskodi, Feb 2, 2012.

  1. Matt Laskodi

    Matt Laskodi Member

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    Hello styleforum. My first post, and I come humbly seeking advice. I know that square toed shoes are generally reviled in the fashion community, however I rather impulsively bought a pair of burgundy Bass shoes on clearance under the impression that they were chisel toe. I just would like to know how acceptable/unacceptable you guys think they are before I break in/return for a wing tip. Thanks in advance!

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  2. Liquidus

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    Those are not chiseled.
     
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    I don't know what those are (square-toed boots?) but they are quite bad. I would return them and do some reading up on shoes on this site (wary of questionable advice from new members as of late).
     
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    Square toed, as it happens I am polishing some chisels at the moment. Chisels are a bit like winklepickers but squared off on the toe for about an inch or so.

    I quite like those boots but I would only wear them with jeans or maybe whitesh chinos cropped a little short, but not too short
     
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    Welcome to Squaresville. Population: you.
     
  6. Matt Laskodi

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    Oh my. Yes, they look decent with a pair of dark jeans, but plans are already in effect to return them to the outlet tomorrow for a nice pair of brown wingtips. Thanks for the info men.
     
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    Maybe you should post a pic of the brown wingtips you'll be getting.
     
  8. Matt Laskodi

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    Sorry, meant oxford, not wing tip (you can tell I'm a shoe newbie. Shewbie?) Pic is actually Dockers but they're nearly identical:

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    So if you'd been told here that they were in fact chisel toes you'd have decided you like them and would keep them?
     
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    They are square-toed and awful.
     
  13. Matt Laskodi

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    Touché, however that's why I'm here isn't it? Trying to me more fashion conscious, and was on the fence about these. I figured let more knowledgable men than I decide whether or not these were "acceptable."

    For the record though, I don't hate them, and still am somewhat foggy on what makes something like that horrible, hence my question.
     
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    That's because you don't realize how much better shoes can look yet. Look through some of the shoe threads here.
     
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    Chisel toes have an edge to them. Without the edge it is just square toes.

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