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Should I or shouldn't I buy... (clothing item)?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by kronik, Jun 25, 2008.

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  1. einstine

    einstine Well-Known Member

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    What brands would you recommend for a plain toe oxford with a similar toe box?
     
  2. Bam!ChairDance

    Bam!ChairDance Well-Known Member

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    Nothing's worth anything. Value is illusory

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  3. reedobandito

    reedobandito Well-Known Member

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    Perhaps if we were to simply view the shoes as a flat circle....
     
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  4. stevent

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    If toe shape is your top priority then nothing will beat Jil / Raf. Off the top of my head I would say:

    For an actual MC shoe but still by a brand, I'd probably take the Cheaney Yang Li. Though a normal cheaney shoe is $400ish max I believe so if the Yang Lis are 50% then you are paying something 'worth' the price
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    If you want a nice shoe for cheap, then Meermin makes a nice black calf ptb at $200ish shipped and a little to Fedex / UPS, along with wait time of 30 days to a few months. Goodyear welted in China, rubber sole already so no need for a topy. People seem to complain quite a bit about quality issues but honestly in most cases it's minor issues that super picky people can't stand. Nothing beats Meermin value imo. It can also be made in black Argentinian shell cordovan for probably $500ish range? not sure how pricing is right now. You could also get Allen Edmonds leeds but I'm not a fan of AE lasts
    http://meermin.es/ficha_articulo.php?id=1954
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    Standard option would be the Alden Black Shell Plain Toe Blucher. Shell requires little care other than brushing every once in a while and double sole on shoe should last forever. Also options on commando sole and crepe I believe. Pricing around $670 or so. Will be 30% off at Brooks Brothers with corporate card next month. If you have tres bien code their pair comes down to a bit less than retail too
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    These go for ~$300 if you can get a 40% or 45% code to work on them. or look up woodstock model
    http://www.sierratradingpost.com/tr...517d/?filterString=s~trickers/&colorFamily=02
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  5. stevent

    stevent Well-Known Member

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    And Carmina / C&J make nice ptbs as well though I haven't seen black ones readily available anywhere
     
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    @stevent I appreciate the write up, thank you! I go a lot of options to consider now.
     
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    No problem, let me know if you have any more questions
     
  9. ChetB

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    From an MC perspective, black plain toe bluchers are a weird beast: bluchers are too casual for wearing with suits, but black is too formal for wearing with anything but suits (at least among purists). If there's a dearth of black PTBs among MC makers, that's probably why.
     
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  10. Bam!ChairDance

    Bam!ChairDance Well-Known Member

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    From a BCD perspective, black plain toe bluchers are the best. I... don't have much else to say
     
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  11. cyc wid it

    cyc wid it Well-Known Member

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    I like this post so much I am quoting it so that I can find it easily in future.
     
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  13. mer6

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    That's great, but in the future, you can also use the spoiler tag to prevent it from sucking up half a page.
     
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    cyc wid it Well-Known Member

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    About that Rick, I wonder if I would regret not getting it in black. I pretty much only see DRKSHDW iterations in black (in my size) though.
     
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  15. filcol

    filcol Well-Known Member

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    Imo that shade of green is a very nice colour for MA-1 jackets
     
  16. CrackerJibbs

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    Those pants look sharp.
     
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    BreezyBirch Well-Known Member

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    cyc take a copping break and wear all dope your stuff
     
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    kindofyoung Well-Known Member

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    Cyc aren't those pants way too small for you? They would fit me iirc, been contemplating them a while (if those are the ones I think, from that superlong sales-thread on sufu right?)
     

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