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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by david3558, Feb 24, 2011.
how about boots?
There is some truth in this. I wear a 12D and think the elongated, chiseled toe of the 348 last looks clownish on my feet, whereas the 240 last looks pretty sleek in that size for such a rounded toe.
C&J Connaught (This and the Monkton were the first two pairs of C&J that I ever bought):
Nice I like them!
Better than shoes, in my book, although even then I'd avoid a glossy finish on the leather as it creates a texture clash with the denim, leaving a formal aftertaste to an essentially casual look. That's why I de-shined the Coniston from a page or two back as they looked great for work (business casual) but were getting no wear outside of the office.
Textured and/or waxy leathers are my preference with denim, which is why my preference would be overtly 'country' boots over a dressier option:
I see where you're going, but I don't agree. I love wearing my C&J Lowndes with almost a mirror shine on the toes with my A.P.C.s. Yes, it's a clash of formality, but one must know the rules to break them.
Go for the suede. In my opinion, it perfectly fits with denims.
If you're a student, the leather one with its gold buckle might appear too formal on a daily routine.
Hope it helps.
With all due respect, that line is trotted out to justify absolutely anything and everything, meaning that the 'rules' are pointless anyway. A clash is a clash, and most times this will jar in the minds others who don't give a fiddler's fart as to whether these mystical rules are being followed or not. Very few people are capable of creating a non-discordant 'clash' in their clothing...if you're one of these, then I take my hat off to you and offer my apologies!
Well, I don't understand all those big words people are using to criticize the look of those Galways with those jeans, but I think it would be hard to beat that look.
I am not so keen on the turn up cuff tho, but then, that's just me.
The boots look great Namor, adds class and loads of testosterone to a casual look.
I fully agree that polished leather is not coherent with the rugged look of jeans with regards to their level of formality, but does everything always have to be fully coherent to be used together? I'm not saying that one should use their boat shoes with a tux, but regular leather and jeans are pretty standard and often looks good IMO.
The Galways are a class act and they do indeed look good with those jeans which is why I used my own EG veldts to illustrate my point...maybe my Snowdons would have been more appropriate in this thread, though!
Fully coherent? No, definitely not and I agree totally.. Clashing and drawing attention to one part of your outfit? To be avoided.
Glad we could sort of agree.
That's a relief, because those Galways cost heaps of pounds Stirling, I would hate to ask Namor to trade them in on a pair of suede leather veldschoens just to match the texture of his Levis
No, he should just throw them in the bin now. My bin.
The 348 definitely hits the sweet sleek spot. The 341 is a better conservative balance for me compared to the 240. Awesome shine though! It's like a shell tipped shoe... hmmm, that's an idea!
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