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Opinion

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by nycguy, Jun 13, 2006.

  1. nycguy

    nycguy Member

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    What do you guys think of the Cordovan Collection from Brooks Brothers? I'm thinking about getting the burgundy cordovan wingtip from that line tomorrow, but would like some opinions beforehand. Thanks!
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  2. trogdor

    trogdor Senior member

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    Nice looking shoes. I'm not that keen on the oversize lace eyelets, but overall, I'd give them about an 8.
     
  3. Duveen

    Duveen Senior member

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    I own that shoe and enjoy it. The eyelets aren't as noticeable in person as they are in the photo. Plus, I kinda like 'em...
     
  4. Margaret

    Margaret Senior member

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    Are those eyelets oversized, or simply reinforced? What's the story with reinforced eyelets anyway? They're not very common, are they?

    Anyway, the shoes look good if you like the eyelets.
     
  5. thinman

    thinman Senior member

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    Made by Alden. Fine shoes.

    You might wait until one of Brooks' 25% off sales. Although the cordovan shoes are supposed to be excluded, salesmen frequently bend the rules.
     
  6. von Rothbart

    von Rothbart Senior member

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    I am not too crazy about the exposed metal eyelet reinforcements, otherwise, good looking shoes.
     
  7. Duveen

    Duveen Senior member

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    I am not too crazy about the exposed metal eyelet reinforcements, otherwise, good looking shoes.

    C'mon - it's a classic American style. Very '30s. I wouldn't want it for all my shoes, but I kind of like it with these!
     
  8. Get Smart

    Get Smart Senior member

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    I really like those! simple, nothing out of the ordinary, but so classic with no frills. I'd definitely get a pair, esp since I don't have a cordovan wingtip brogue. Anyone know when the next BB sale is? (I'd assume pretty soon or even now, since everyone else seems to be having sales)
     
  9. metaphysician

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    Anyone know when the next BB sale is? (I'd assume pretty soon or even now, since everyone else seems to be having sales)

    It's going on right now.
     
  10. norcaltransplant

    norcaltransplant Senior member

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    If you have narrow feet, The D fitting Barrie last in an abomination. Even sliding down to an American C didnt provide a good fit. The styling is decent, but if you into similar sizing problems, Crockett and Jones or Carmina (limited experience with the latter) would be a better choice.
     

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