Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Oyaji, Feb 20, 2010.

  1. FidelCashflow

    FidelCashflow Senior member

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    Gorgeous. They are coming out with it in burgundy this year...

    Jealous!
     


  2. luk-cha

    luk-cha Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Look like Barker Blacks to me

    dunno tree's are G&G thro
     


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    Newcomer Senior member

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    Jealous!

    Yeah, I wish I could kop. Alas, may be a bit too much for me at this juncture in my life. Plus, need to save up for when I visit Ugolini this summer.
     


  4. ChicagoRon

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    clockwise from 12. Prada chelsea boot Paul Smith by Cheaney (Japanese model) Barker Black Wallace JL Luffield RLPL Mackay C&J Lowndes Polo jodhpur boots by C&J Hugo Boss derby (pre-sf, at full retail [​IMG] it's my i-don't-care-if-you-step-on-it clubbing shoe now) C&J Edgware RLPL Grant C&J Belgrave correct. i just had an extra set of g&g trees and they seem to fit the width ok thanks! i shot it with a canon 60D and 17-55mm f/2.8.
    I absolutely love those Paul Smith boots.
     


  5. Fantastic Mr Foxx

    Fantastic Mr Foxx Senior member

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    was moving around my shoes today so i thought i would throw together a pic of some of my babies

    [​IMG]


    - What?! [​IMG] No (tassel) loafers? [​IMG] Great collection though.
     


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    Nice shoes but black suede is unwearable.
    really? pow check or donegal comes to my mind + many other options...
    [​IMG]
     


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    fritzl Senior member

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    I absolutely love those Paul Smith boots.

    they are nice indeed.
     


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    I'm bored with the latest Paul Smith offerings, are these a decent alternative for going out shoes?

    Too expensive at retail, currently on sale at asos.com with free shipping worldwide

    Oliver Sweeney Orate[​IMG][​IMG]

    Would go nice with jeans or grey / blue / brown pants
     


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    Nice shoes but black suede is unwearable.

    No it isn't. I wear mine regularly.
     


  10. upnorth

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    Nice shoes but black suede is unwearable.

    +1.
     


  11. mr monty

    mr monty Senior member

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    Because they look terrible with everything, except perhaps a smoking jacket or a tux. If you can make them work with normal outfits, more power to you.

    I have 2 pairs that look good (to me[​IMG] ) with normal outfits
     


  12. gdl203

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    really?

    pow check or donegal comes to my mind + many other options...

    Thanks for posting this picture. I think you made my point pretty well. It's quite obvious to me that a multitude of shoes would be a better choice than these back suede with this PoW: dark brown suede, mid brown suede, brown calf, burgundy calf, black calf. All IMO would look much better. Which is the reason why I never wore my black suede shoes when I had a pair: everything else was a better choice, no matter what my outfit was.

    Again, YMMV. That's the conclusion I personally got to from owning black suede. That's also probably why they sell at a steep discount to other hides.
     


  13. fritzl

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    Thanks for posting this picture.

    you're welcome.

    i agree that you shouldn't start your rotation with black suede though for people like you and me who are already in the two digit area it's a question of personal preference and overall style.

    are you willing to trade yours or are they already gone?
     


  14. bleachboy

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    i agree that you shouldn't start your rotation with black suede though for people like you and me who are already in the two digit area it's a question of personal preference and overall style.

    Exactly. A few months back I was looking for a pair of black suede shoes. I am well into the two-digit area myself. I didn't find anything to my liking, and didn't really want to spend a fortune on black suede, as I figured it wasn't something I'd wear super duper often. I had a watch out on eBay, and some nice ones came along for a good price, so I snatched them up.

    Although I agree with gdl that there is almost always a better option than black suede (or black shoes in general), it does fill a hole in my collection and I think there are times that they would work nicely. For example, I think black suede shoes would have looked cool with this outfit:

    [​IMG]
     


  15. gdl203

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    are you willing to trade yours or are they already gone?
    Long gone (to thrift store, I think)
    Although I agree with gdl that there is almost always a better option than black suede (or black shoes in general), it does fill a hole in my collection and I think there are times that they would work nicely. For example, I think black suede shoes would have looked cool with this outfit:

    [​IMG]

    I agree it could look good with this. But then again, I think you'd have to force yourself to pick them if you were wearing this outfit. I would venture to guess that your intuition would be to go for brown suede or calf rather than black suede. At least that was what I did - I never seemed to reach for the black suede naturally.

    Let's revisit in a few months and see if you made them work for you - I'd be interested.
     


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