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Shoe formality hierarchy

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Threadbearer, Aug 5, 2012.

  1. TheWraith

    TheWraith Senior member

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    Yes, I think it is broadly correct, Jermyn.
     
  2. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    reread what manton wrote.

    tbh, i don't give a shit what SC does. no offense.
     
  3. Jermyn

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    Manton wrote that he considered wholecuts to be 'newfangled' and untraditional.
    I disagree because one of the most formal and long established of shoes, the opera pump, is a wholecut.
    The lack of embelishment (in this case stitching) is what gives the shoe its formality.


    A needless lowering of the tone.
     
  4. fritzl

    fritzl Senior member

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    great
     
  5. msulinski

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    Wholecuts may resemble an opera pump to some degree, but neither has history or tradition in the business world. If you are referring to evening wear, then I think that an opera pump is the most formal shoe. I still wouldn't know where a wholecut fits in.
     
  6. Manton

    Manton Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Jdroberto New Member

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    So is it correct to say that a whiskey colored longwing is almost always too casual to wear with a suit?

    New to the forum and really enjoying it so far. Wish I had checked it out before I made my recent suit purchase.
     
  8. fritzl

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    depends on the fabric.
     

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