- Mar 20, 2013
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That is a fine pair of shoes, @covskinI've seen it but I'm still in two minds about brogues, my recent scotchgrain Astronauts fill that space for me.
DAKS has a very distinctive cut, with often slightly quirky details, that seems to fit me perfectly. After my recent good fortune with the stone Aquascutum and the scotchgrain Astronauts, my one remaining object of desire would be something like a DAKS Crombie
Alfred Sargent you say, I don't think I ever posted a photo of these, my most formal shoes
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This is a great example of The Look moving on. Back in 1969 / 70 Oxford shoes would not have been considered suitable footwear. We only allowed ourselves a narrow range of shoes - mainly from John Simons shops, of course. Today the Oxford works perfectly at the more formal end of the styles we wear now.
Brogues - I am not as keen on them right now. I had my Florsheim longwings refurbished at the end of last winter, put them in storage and there they remain. I do have a couple of pairs still in my rotation - Church's Diplomats in black, a half-brogue and the 'James Finch' by Cheaney, a heavy winter brogue with Dainite soles.