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Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by jet, Nov 3, 2008.

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  1. sevenfoldtieguy

    sevenfoldtieguy Senior member

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    Making the case against this contention is a tall - even impossible - order. :nodding:
     


  2. Bakes11771

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    Not trying to start WWIII, but I think that a lot of the versatility of #8 is that it can be pulled off in more formal situations, like a #8 Cap Toe Bal with a suit, and just as easily in a casual situation like a #8 LHS. (Black as a color is typically formal, but admittedly not always)

    Also, you can wear #8 with a blue or charcoal suit. Brown you can't wear with charcoal or black (in my opinion) and black you can't wear with blue (just my position, I know that blue suit with black shoes is considered to be the most formal, but I think it looks like a train conductor, mail man, police man).

    I can't bring myself to wear #8 if I'm wearing red or pink. Even if its just a red or pink tie. Doesn't look right to my eye. I know that there are many that wear #8 with red pants, but my taste won't allow it.

    I like the way #8 works with blue, green and charcoal, but probably couldn't wear it with red, pink, yellow, or orange. (or purple but I don't wear purple anyway) I've worn it with brown corduroys and like it just fine, but not sure how it would look with a dark brown or light tan.

    As far as being versatile in the sense that it matches a lot of colors, I like cigar best.


    In summary:

    -Works in both formal in casual. (black is mostly formal, brown is mostly casual)

    -Can be worn with Charcoal or blue suit. (Can't wear brown with charcoal, can't wear black with blue)

    -Doesn't go with every color (Dark brown or black more versatile in that sense)

    I just don't think you can say "#8 matches everything", in the way that some people say "Black matches everything" or "jeans go with anything"

    Just one guys opinion, not meant to be taken as gospel. Please nobody get upset, I know that many disagree with my position.
     
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    thebeebs Senior member

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    which are you referring to?
     


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    The Cigar shoes that he is selling.
     


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    thebeebs Senior member

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    the "coveted makeups" you were referring to are the ravello SWBs. i was asking about the cigar ptbs, which he says are at an "unreal price." if you happen to know where i can get cigar PTBs at an unreal price, i'd love to know.
     


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    An interesting read, even if I disagree with a good portion of it. :D

    And while I do find color 8 the most versatile, I do not think it goes with everything (as some contend).
     


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    Bakes11771 Senior member

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    AFAIK. Not a bad price, huh? That is, compared to what some other shell boots go for. (granted its not an exotic color)
     


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    if my jcrew #8 captoe didnt show up today I'd be all over those pitt boots. alas I'm down with #8 for a bit
     


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    I'm with you. If I hadn't bought the same J Crew boots, I'd jump on those Pitt boots. They really are stunning.
     


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    He had some cigar captoes earlier today.
     


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    OfficeLinebacke Well-Known Member

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    But doesn't black go with everything, or at least more than dark brown?

    Aside from the aforementioned blue suit, what does black not go with?
     


  13. Michigan Planner

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    I'm sitting around in a Friday night watching a recent episode of NCIS and Mark Harmon's charachter appears to be wearing a pair of black Indy boots.

    Maybe it's a sign that I've been paying too much attention to shoes and boots when I can pick that out in a 1 second clip…
     


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    Check the previous page of this thread - trunks206 was selling a pair of Cigar PTB along with a pair of Ravello SWB and Day Trippers
     


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    Coldsnap Senior member

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    Do these J Crew indy boots stretch any? feeling tight on the top of my foot near the first lace
     


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