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Shoes: Your most complimented pair of shoes (that youre not afraid to wear regularly)

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Reevolving, Nov 26, 2010.

  1. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    what consistently gets noticed by others.

    Let's see pics.


    Noticed? It would have to be these hands down. I get stopped in stores or on the street, usually by couples, asking where can they get them. They are made by Bontoni and I bought them at a Wilkes Bashford trunk show. During trunk shows you can select any finish and they will do tweaks to the fit at no extra charge. They have a beautiful range of colors and finishes as well as more traditional style.

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  2. zerostyle

    zerostyle Senior member

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    Reevolving makes a very good point.

    At StyleForum, the general consensus seems to be "I don't care what others think, I buy what I like."

    In my opinion, this is pretty stupid, because I would argue that the main purpose of dressing sharp is to have others see you in a more positive light.

    For most, that means attention and compliments from women. For others, it's looking professional in a workplace.

    I understand that everyone has their own unique style and doesn't want to be influenced by others, but OP's question is a very valid and PRACTICAL one.

    I personally care a hell of a lot more what women my age think looks good and will compliment me on than what a 50 year old man from StyleForum thinks.
     
  3. entrero

    entrero Senior member

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    As I suspected, an overwhelmingly clear pattern is emerging: Brogue.

    It is very noticeable, probably b/c few guys wear them anymore.
    Normal people consider them very dressy, contrary to their traditionally "dressed down" classification.

    The other differentiator is color.
    Walnut seems to be up there.

    "Normal" people probably don't know what's dressy nowadays. Brogues are often seen on better dressed older folks hence their "dressy" connotation.
     
  4. Reevolving

    Reevolving Senior member

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    Pocketsquareguy,
    Is the triple monk visible when you are standing?
    Regardless, the chestnut color combined with brogueing (even if just captoe) is a clear standout for the masses.
     
  5. entrero

    entrero Senior member

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    At StyleForum, the general consensus seems to be "I don't care what others think, I buy what I like."
    Huh really?

    Sums up why we dress up.
     
  6. Fraiche

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    My Ferragamo and Prada loafers got the most compliments.

    The laced shoes and monks get no love. (Cept for my personal deep tissue Renovateur massage therapy I give it every week.)
     
  7. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    Pocketsquareguy,
    Is the triple monk visible when you are standing?
    Regardless, the chestnut color combined with brogueing (even if just captoe) is a clear standout for the masses.


    It depends upon the amount of break in my pants.
     
  8. theyare

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    Yeah, most complimented is when I breakout the ferragamo bit loafers.

    For sf approved shoes, most complimented is barker black arch dale.

    Never anything on my EGs, Vass or any non 348 C&J.
     
  9. BrunoPuntzJones

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    [​IMG]

    Imagine those except loafers. Cost me $20 at Dillards. Get a ridiculous amount of comments on them. Entire range of little boys to old women. Young and old, men and women, everyone loves them.

    I mean yeah they are ok, but no idea why everyone likes them so much. My "outfit" that I wear with them are some green cargos and a black tshirt.
     
  10. The Deacon

    The Deacon Senior member

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    Alden Cigar Shell Medallion Tip
    Hanover burgundy Shell Longwings
    Hanover Pebblegrain Longwings
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  11. Reevolving

    Reevolving Senior member

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    For sf approved shoes, most complimented is barker black arch dale.
    .


    [​IMG]

    Here is a pic.
    Yet again, it appears longwings in chestnut will get you compliments.
    Brogues seem to be the most bang for your buck!
     
  12. Sanguis Mortuum

    Sanguis Mortuum Senior member

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    [​IMG]

    Here is a pic.
    Yet again, it appears longwings in chestnut will get you compliments.


    Those aren't long-wings.
     
  13. landshark

    landshark Senior member

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    My vintage Florsheim Imperials get the most love. They have a lot of "character." So much that they need repair at the moment. [​IMG]
     
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    dr.no Senior member

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    RLPL Grants and EG Southwold specs

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    ishakir Well-Known Member

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    ^spectacular shoe
     
  17. pebblegrain

    pebblegrain Senior member

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    Frankly, this entire forum has gone to shit in the year I've been here.

    interesting... [​IMG]
     
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  18. Reevolving

    Reevolving Senior member

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    Those aren't long-wings.

    Yet again, misses the forest for the trees. Truly astounding.
     
  19. RSS

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    A pair of loafers in tan ... from Lobb, Paris.

    However the women usually compliment my Belgians or my Stubbs & Wootton slippers ... both of which I'll only wear at home or on the boat.
     
  20. pdial

    pdial Senior member

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    How much, may i ask?

    £30 At least that's what it cost me.
     

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