The Tan Shoe Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by tobiasj, Mar 28, 2011.

  1. A Fine Pair Of Shoes

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    There are some beautiful shoes here!!
     
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    Do you have Tan Weymouth's? Did you buy them like that or did you die/polish them to lighten their colour?
    Was thinking the same thing...
    I don't believe those are Weymouths.
    Those are C&J for BB. Similar to the Weymouth, but not quite the same. I have a BNIB pair that aren't really a good fit for me, yet I haven't been able to bring myself to sell them because they're so awesome.
     
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    Barker Black, J M Weston, EG (Grants), and Bally Scribes

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    OK, not sure about the vagina medallion on the Ballys. B
     
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    Love the cigar linen suit but not a fan of the tanned shoes to this, would go for either a darker (oak maybe) or a lighter (ivory or white bucks perhaps) colour. Stylish guy though, no doubt, a big smile will go a long way, no matter what you're wearing!
     
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    Love the cigar linen suit but not a fan of the tanned shoes to this, would go for either a darker (oak maybe) or a lighter (ivory or white bucks perhaps) colour. Stylish guy though, no doubt, a big smile will go a long way, no matter what you're wearing!

    I agree - while a huge fan of tan shoes, this simply gets a little too close in colour to the suit.
     
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    Glad to see someone else who likes the norvegese stitching. Nice ones!
     
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    VERY nice pair!
     
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    I was inspired by the other tan norvegese shoes posted. So here's my 2 cents. By the way, I LOVE tan shoes. The lighter color really gives you the opportunity to use different shades of shoe cream to add subtle highlights/ antiquing.

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    Some of these shoes appear to be less tan than a brown/light brown (with the understanding that tan may be considered a shade of brown, I suppose). Can someone provide a pic of a model "tan" shoe, just so that I can have a baseline of knowledge for tan during future purchases? Is there a difference or is tan synonymous with light brown in most circles?
     
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    Some of these shoes appear to be less tan than a brown/light brown (with the understanding that tan may be considered a shade of brown, I suppose). Can someone provide a pic of a model "tan" shoe, just so that I can have a baseline of knowledge for tan during future purchases? Is there a difference or is tan synonymous with light brown in most circles?

    Not trying to be a [email protected], but ARE YOU KIDDING? Are you looking for a color chart which shows the exact point where a color ceases to be "tan", and becomes "light brown"?

    It's probably a subjective issue, though. Like, "one man's trash is another man's treasure" could be, "one man's tan is another man's light brown".
     
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    Not trying to be a [email protected], but ARE YOU KIDDING? Are you looking for a color chart which shows the exact point where a color ceases to be "tan", and becomes "light brown"?

    It's probably a subjective issue, though. Like, "one man's trash is another man's treasure" could be, "one man's tan is another man's light brown".


    True!

    And none of the premium makers actually call their tanned materials tanned. [​IMG] Maple, Parisian Brown Misty, Bauxite, Hazel, Burnished Calf, Beechnut, Pine, Ash, Whiskey...the list goes on... all are tanned or close to what many people would consider tanned (or others light brown).

    Imagine how hard it would be to get the manufacturers to use something as practical but "stiff" as NCS. Would take some of the charm out of the ordering process I guess. Imagine "I'd like to order the Kent on TG73 last, Oak Bark Sole in S 6030-Y70R Calf and S 9000-N Suede". No fun. No fun at all! [​IMG]
     

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