Rock Your Socks- show your sock, shoe & pant combos

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by GusW, Jul 27, 2008.

  1. ethanm

    ethanm Senior member

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    It's becoming more popular among young people but not with the right ones. I've seen a lot of hipsters running around campus wearing wingtips mostly. All look like Aldo/H&M garbage though.
     


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  3. in stitches

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    +1. great look.

    i cant wait for mine tomorrow. :devil:
     


  4. glenjay

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    My understanding is that the balmoral shoe is a derivative of the balmoral boot, which is defined by the horizontal seam across the quarters:

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    Just because the majority of the U.S. population doesn't know the distinction between an oxford in general and a balmoral in specific does not make them synonyms.

    Simply labeling something by the wrong name, even by a manufacturer, does not make it right. This is the phrase used by Clarks to describe a basic cap toe blucher:

    "A classic design in rich, polished black leather. This cap-toe blucher oxford is immediately comfortable, thanks to its glove-soft leather linings, removable cushioned footbed and flexible leather outsole." [bolding by me] (http://bostonian.clarksusa.com/eng/product/mcmahon/22150).
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    So now a blucher is a style of oxford? I don't think so. Unfortunately In the U.S. it is common to call all dress shoes that lace up an oxford, but that does not make it right. I have heard a lounge suit referred to as "formal" more than a few times, but ignorance of what defines formal dress does not make a lounge suit formal.
     


  5. Gdot

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    tease!
     


  6. in stitches

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    all of the haters. they are going to hate. :D

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  7. sstomcat

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    You hit the nail on the head!
     




  8. Gdot

    Gdot Senior member

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    Fun! Not my steeze - but works for you!

    Good that the color scheme is very simple.
     


  9. fritzl

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    well that sounded quite different here.

     


  10. sstomcat

    sstomcat Senior member

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    I sure did, no excuses. The shoe may, but if that "toe" lands on my feet, I sure did sound different.:slayer:
     


  11. in stitches

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    thanks Gdot!!! :slayer:

    i bet good ole fritzl LOVES it. :hide:
     


  12. KObalto

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    all of the haters. they are going to hate. :D

    Looks good stitches but try straight lacing with bals!
     
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  13. in stitches

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    thank KO. i actually had them laced that way. i changed it for comfort. i find them to be infinitely more comfy, and easier to adjust the tightness laced this way. :)
     
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    I Like this colour combo. It would even be better with green sock i believe!
     


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