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. patrick_b

    patrick_b Senior member

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    Frankly, this entire forum has gone to shit in the year I've been here.
    Very few quality posters left.


    Then why do you continue to solicit advice?

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

    But...can you see the douche in the mirror?
     


  2. HPress

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    McFly, it's that I don't care to differentiate b/w a longwing and a wingtip in the context of this thread. Do you even understand the point of this thread, you halfwit? It's to determine what shoes normal people respond to. In real life, the two are functionally the same.... Normal people don't see or care about the difference b/w longwings and wingtips, and certainly not when your pants cover part of the shoe, and both people are standing upright and/or walking. Now, please take your pedantic OCD insanity (and your sailor outfit) elsewhere. You are adding NOTHING to this thread.
    [​IMG] You must be quite a hit at your nursing home. I'd love to take you out to the Opera and maybe square dancing.
     


  3. Slewfoot

    Slewfoot Senior member

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    I'd say these guys. Edward Green Oundle in mocha suede.

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  4. Reevolving

    Reevolving Senior member

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    Then why do you continue to solicit advice? ?
    You aren't too bright, are you? Let's see...uhh, perhaps to solicit advice from those few quality posters that do remain?
    But...can you see the douche in the mirror?
    Ok, let me try.... Some of us have contributed something of substance today by organizing a discussion that yielded data-driven recommendations and proven criteria to identify noteworthy shoes.... In contrast, others served as useless annoying gnats who got in the way of people who are trying to perform aforementioned research & discussion... Now, go away, you burdensome nuisance of a troll.
     


  5. Xiaogou

    Xiaogou Senior member

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    Well, at least you learned something from this thread. [​IMG]

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  6. bringusingoodale

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    It's been my experience that if one is 25 and under, any shoe that isn't a sneaker (whether vanity sneaker or not) gets at the very least noticed. I too agree that brogues and brown shoes get most compliments. This isn't surprising since most people think shiny black shoes are the only kind you can wear to dress formally.
     


  7. Newcomer

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    How much, may i ask?

    40 pounds. Honestly, at 190 pounds for the whole deal, still the best money I have spent on a pair of shoes.
     


  8. Metlin

    Metlin Senior member

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    [​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!
    Those aren't long-wings.

    I believe SM is correct here. Here's an old SF thread that I had saved up when I was uncertain of the difference myself. Rather useful, I'd imagine.
    The details are slightly different (i.e. the toe cap wraps all the way around the shoe, hence the name). [​IMG] as opposed to [​IMG] Also, longwings tend to have double soles and are generally heavy, not-at-all-sleek shoes, which is why they're sometimes referred to as "gunboats". Also they're usually bluchers, meaning they have open lacing rather than closed lacing as on an oxford (also visible in the pictures).
    The wings are almost always elongated also notice the difference.
     


  9. pebblegrain

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    Stop trying to cover up your ignorance by pretending you meant something else. You said "yet again...longwings...will get you compliments", while quoting an image of a shoe. What possible reason could you have for that sentence other than thinking that the shoe is a long-wing?

    And I mean...if you can't tell what are khakis and what aren't, then it's not so hard to believe that you can't tell the difference between a long-wing and a wing-tip.


    Don't be so harsh on Reevolving. Tits, navels, khakis, trousers, longwings, shortwings - whatever! He also doesn't know the difference between leather and wood:

    In that last picture of the Veblens, if you said those were $40 Rockports, people would make note of the cheap looking corrected grain leather.

    I love stacked wooden heels, but it may be a bit much going all the way around.
    I suppose that's why Veblen is a brilliant name for a luxury shoe, by the way.
     


  10. patrick_b

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    He also doesn't know the difference between leather and wood:




    I love stacked wooden heels,




    That is rich pebblegrain [​IMG] The comments and back pedaling are some of the finest I've come across here [any elsewhere, for that matter].
     


  11. Reevolving

    Reevolving Senior member

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    Love the Vash B'pester! [​IMG]

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  13. Don Carlos

    Don Carlos In Time Out

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    If you ever want a man's body, PM me.

    Oh man, so sigworthy. Thank you, Dwight.
     


  14. Don Carlos

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    In all seriousness, though, I'll play along.

    Interestingly, an old pair of beaten-to-shit Gucci bit loafers gets me more compliments than any other pair of shoes I've ever worn, and particularly from women. Of course, it's primarily because the bit pattern is instantly recognizable as "Gucci" to most chicks. My many pairs of far nicer, far more expensive, and far better cared for shoes will get the occasional -- amd I mean very occasional -- notice or compliment. But the old Guccis get 'em every time.

    The shoes actually do look pretty cool, especially with their patina. But I doubt that's the sole, or even primary reason for the love they receive. People in this country have been trained to look for a label or a brand marker before looking for anything else.
     


  15. Don Carlos

    Don Carlos In Time Out

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    Discussion that yielded data-driven recommendations....

    Lolwut?

    Where are the numbers in this thread? Your sample size is what, like, 5?
     


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