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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Manton, Jul 27, 2012.

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  1. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I agree...I remember when I first started learning about really high end shoes and the different brands and Lobbs were like the final stage of enlightenment, or at least the most expensive one. But every time I saw them, my reaction was something between "meh" and "definitely not"...I'm sure the level of craftsmanship is amazing, but their styling is just not for me.
     
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    Fuuma Senior member

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    I don't like English shoes :hide:

    I'm glad RJ is talking about Massaro though, which I guess you could consider English but the designs are anything but. I tried bumping the thread a couple weeks ago but no one cares about that very nice brand.
     
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  3. Kuro

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    I saw some at the salon in some in very odd (or let's say French) colors...:confused:

    Bespoke samples are superb though.
     
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    no need to hide.
     
  5. mafoofan

    mafoofan Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I think they are just too high-end and too unobtainable.
     
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    Lear Senior member

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    I know many taller blokes fudge it by having a much shorter rear tie blade. I can't do it though. I have to have the two blades at roughly the same length.

    Lear
     
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    Another one: No double-monks
     
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    Is it just RJ Man now or doth the RJ Man Bear Cat yet live?

    More importantly, is he back to stay? :slayer:
     
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  9. Eustace Tilley

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    Throw me in the "EG trumps other RTW brands" camp. Sure, there are exceptions (like the Phillip II, which is amazing), but the majority of RTW designs from places like Lobb, G&G etc. are far too stylized.

    Would love to learn more about Massaro. I always thought of them as a maker of women's couture shoes.
     
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    I'm a pretty massive EG fan, though to be fair, I've never owned any of the other top RTW brands--haven't felt the need to. I will say, however, that the Anthony Cleverly Bodie is perhaps the best looking shoe I've ever seen in person, at least in terms of shape.
     
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    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Nah double monks can be nice.

    Just cos some bloggers are wearing them in a terrible way doesn't mean you can't wear them well.
     
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    Fred G. Unn Senior member

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    To be fair, those are actually single monks, although does it even count as a single monk if one can't even be bothered to buckle the strap? 2nd pic is an abomination on all levels.
     
  14. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    You may be right, but it was just one of those moments where I was just like....fuck...I want to do whatever it takes to avoid looking like THIS guy.....
     
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    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    ok, you are right, but double monks would only exacerbate the #menswear shit show that is those fits. There are some normal people that wear single monks that have never visited Tumblr or SF. For double monks, I have my doubts.
     
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    in stitches Senior member Moderator

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    im in this camp. i think a lot of them look really nice when worn well.

    manton, and others, what would you sat to wear them with? DB suits?
     
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    Definitely not.

    They're like derbies. sportcoat + pants. No suits.
     
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  18. Eustace Tilley

    Eustace Tilley Senior member

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    You can wear them with anything really. Doesn't have to be just DB suits.

    EDIT: In response to Hendrix above, I think they're totally fine with suits. Sometimes people on SF just way overthink this stuff.
     
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  19. unbelragazzo

    unbelragazzo Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I should clarify my agreement with hendrix - I think they're ok with suits. But dub monks + DB suit is too much dandification/#menswear for one outfit in today's world IMHO. For me at least.
     
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    interesting. i could swear i saw someone here with cred say srs bsns dub monks is good with srs bsns of DBs. maybe i am misremembering.
     

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