Patent shoes or not?

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Preparatory, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. msulinski

    msulinski Senior member

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    Quote:My primary reason for disliking this look is due to the business connotations, with the black cap-toe being the standard business-formal shoe. Its like notch lapels on your dinner jacket.
     
  2. AwfullyNiceGuy

    AwfullyNiceGuy Well-Known Member

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    Just after posting I came to the very same realization just moments after posting. Also the plain-toe seems visually far more comparable to the pump, because there is no secondary ''line'' from a potential cap-toe.. Oh well, I will be wearing cap-toe for the theatre come 5th of sept. anyway!
    Even if I don't have an extensive black-tie calendar(as in nearly none) the pump has a strong appeal to me, for all it's worth it looks damn good.
     
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  3. YRR92

    YRR92 Senior member

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    But if you want that degree of shine, then why not go for patent? Captoes are a compromise between practicality (having a shoe that's useful for more than just black tie) and form.
     
  4. AwfullyNiceGuy

    AwfullyNiceGuy Well-Known Member

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    You're probably right, I will put a plain-toe balmoral/opera pumps on my to-get list.
     

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