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Shoe Damage Report & Shoe P0rn Central - Part II

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

  1. Gdot

    Gdot Senior member

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    Sport coats and trousers of all sorts - too dressy for jeans.

    And let's be honest - even though derbies with suits is technically not proper it is WIDELY done and I'm sure i'll do the same from time to time. Hell Parker was posting a bespoke suit with loafers over in WAYWRN this week to wide acclaim. I figure if all these young bucks think they can wear brown shoes out to dinner in the evenings I get away with a dressy derbie with a suit now again.

    I can get that they aren't everyone's cup of tea. But I'm having a hard time understanding the 'too much going on' part. They have far less detailing on them than a wingtip. Could you say more about that part?
     
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  2. bourbonbasted

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    Should have said too much going on for me. I'm a no frills guy when it comes to lace-ups. Captoe or bust; no medallion or wingtip detailing. Then again I also rarely wear a suit, so I get more creative with my loafer game. I'd imagine if I had to wear a suit/dress formally everyday I'd be more ambitious.

    I also agree with the Derby vs. suit rule. Don't think it's set in stone or is a live-and-die rule. I just thought I remembered you being a stickler about it in the past. Must have been confused.
     
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  3. Gdot

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    Interesting - you'll almost never see me in a cap toe. I hate them in general. Something about that line straight across the toe seems so contrary to the fluid lines of a foot and a shoe. Then again, I'm not much of a derbie fan either - this is only pair number 2 for me. When it comes to casual shoes I'm more into loafers in general.

    One man's trash.....another man's treasure and all that.

    About the Derbie with suits rule - you are right I am pretty much a stickler about it I would never wear anything but an Oxford with a suit to any meeting that mattered. But I might bend the rules on rare occasions when the stakes are pretty low.
     
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    ^^I hate that last (but then I only like GG06 and MH71) but I wouldn't hesitate wearing those shoes with a suit.
     


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    VERY G&G-esque. In short, look FABULOUS!
     


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