The Quintessential Dress Shoe: Black Cap Toe Oxford

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  1. OliverGauffe

    OliverGauffe Senior member

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    I've said it before and I'll say it again, for black dress shoes, I have taken liking to Hudson. They are affordable, and they have that "not-your-grandfather's-black-shoe" kinda look, while not looking like a jackass. They have a range of more eccentric to more classic... I have the Livingston model, they have become old standbys.
     


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    RogerP Senior member

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    What a terrific thread! I only have one pair - Vass punch caps on the F Last - but I absolutely love them and couldn't imagine a shoe wardrobe without a pair like that.
     


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    tim_horton Senior member

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    I should really get one of my pairs of black captoe oxfords (BCOs) topied... Maybe the Carminas, they are on the Forest last which would look good with it I think.
     


  4. wurger

    wurger Senior member

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    really can't agree with this, there is nothing classic about the shoes, and look like Florsheims, and from my work colleagues' experience, last no more than a year before they literally fall apart.
     


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    wurger Senior member

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    I get my shoes topied for purely practical reasons, less slippery and no need to resole.
     


  6. Fred G. Unn

    Fred G. Unn Senior member

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    +1. All of those look pretty crummy.
     


  7. Joffrey

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    Nice to see Santoni mentioned here as I own a pair. I don't know enough about shoes to say where they land on a pecking order, but I'm very happy with them.
     


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    All of those look truly dreadful. I'd rather wear the eccentric shoes made by Prada...
     


  9. TheWraith

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    My black Oxford (not captoe though) shoes from Shanghai Tianzi Shoes:

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    Variations on a Theme of Shit, each and every.
     


  11. wurger

    wurger Senior member

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    Top Tier Group Photos

    John Lobb City II, Gaziano & Girling Oxford and Edward Green Chelsea

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    Such beautiful shoes!
     


  13. JimmyHoffa

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    Particularly those EGs from the 82 last.
     


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    wurger Senior member

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    Which you don't have yet but are eagerly waiting for! :tounge:
     


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    Louis XIV Senior member

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    Looking at the picture of the three most expensive pairs I feel you should let go of the Tricker's and AEs and add a pair of Vass on the F last.
    They are my pair of black cap toes and I feel they would not fall short against those English beauties.
     


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