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Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Oyaji, Feb 20, 2010.
Bought new shoes today
Tod's are comfy shoes... and in your favorite leather as well!
A recent purchase by my "Vintage Shoes Mentor". The moral of the story is that it can be very cool to serve as a proxy buyer for a gentleman with great taste.
Paolo Scafora for Gianfranco Ferre. I'm digging the burgundy finish + the 5 deep stitching on the uppers..
The sole shape is unmistakingly 1940's, a bonus in my opinion.
When are we going to see it, teh 10 eyelet oxford?
Yeah crockett & jones is number one for me, but I like tod's when im more casual. They are not leather its black suede, the flash on the camera made them som bright haha.
I had a pair of those. I got rid of them, however. Seven eyelets is just too many.
You in a rush to get your shoes off?
Well, I don't typically unlace my shoes to get them off. I just untie them. However, they look funny, unbalanced, and too busy. Something about a plain cap toe with that many eyelets looks off. I tried them.
I suspect that's the reasons they could be found at a steep discount.
color 8 monks
Regardless of personal preferences, the "acceptable" number of eyelets has a tendency to change from decade to decade. From the 7 of the 1930's to the 3 (and sometimes 2) of the 1970's. Don't see how an extra eyelet can make a pair of shoes go from "fantastic" to "funny", but I don't argue with preferences.
I like a lot of eyelets. Gives a simple shoe attitude. Attitude you can't put your finger on at first glance.
What do I know? Probably not much - but I think them there shooz are pretty darned swell in the photos.
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